NXT Champion Samoa Joe revealed Sunday night on Twitter that he has sustained an injury, and is not able to compete at this time. As a result, he is relinquishing the NXT Championship.

Stick with WWE Digital for more on this story as it develops, and be sure to tune into NXT, live this Tuesday at 8/7 C for more on the future of the NXT Championship.

The NXT Champion reveals on the video above that due to injuries he has been informed by WWE medical that he will need to step away from the ring for a “short but undetermined” while. It remains unclear how long Joe will need out of ring action.

Joe said that NXT’s new era deserves a “fighting champion” and as such must relinquish the NXT Championship. He ended the video wishing the next NXT Champion the best.

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