WWE has taken the decision to remove Samoa Joe from all WWE Live Event until after WrestleMania 34. Joe was previously advertised for the Madison Square Garden event on March 16th, but is no longer being advertised for the show. His next set of advertised dates are for the European tour in May.
It is speculated that his removal from these events could have been done as a precautionary measure as Joe recently mentioned on Booker T’s Heated Conversations podcast that his return to the ring is a “week to week” thing.
"It’s kind of a week to week thing,” Joe told Booker. “With these injuries sometimes they heal sooner, sometimes they heal later. They are going to do a little bit of an ultrasound, check it out every week. They’re going to be giving me treatments. It’s not something that can be fixed surgically. It’s basically a lot of time, rest, and elevation, and letting it heal. It just depends on how quick it heals. Hopefully, it will be sooner than later. Obviously, we’re going to be past the [Royal] Rumble, but I don’t know how much further past that."