There is alot of talk about Samoa Joe leaving TNA to come to the WWE after his contract expires.
I wouldn't be so certain that is going to happen.
While Joe has a great many reasons to be frustrated, least of which is the demotion of not only himself, but many of the TNA originals, in favor of promoting ex-WWE and WCW wrestlers.
However, nothing is for certain in wrestling when work-shoots are concerned. I can recall not that long ago, arguing with wrestling fans who swore up and down that CM Punk was leaving for real on July 17 and never coming back to the WWE.
So, I will believe that Joe will leave TNA when Joe leaves TNA.
But, should Joe have no choice but to leave TNA in the event of its demise, I don't think he will be happy with the results should he go to the WWE.
The WWE has been a mixed bag when it comes to "minor league" wrestlers from the indies. CM Punk has probably been treated the best, and even he had what appears to be legitimate frustrations with the way he was being treated.
Bryan Danielson has to struggle with the fact that he resembles nothing like what the WWE wants in a champion, but understands nevertheless that the American Dragon has a huge following. This is why at one moment, he's winning Money in the Bank, but then in the next, he's losing cleanly, back-to-back matches against Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio.
Another example is the way "Kaval," a.k.a. Lo-Ki, was jobbed out and treated by the WWE before he asked for his release.
Samoa Joe actually has a disadvantage to all three of the aforementioned individuals: He's overweight.
No matter what Jim Ross says about him having a "unique body type," the WWE prefers chiseled abs and bulging biceps. Vince McMahon probably burst into a big smile when Kevin Nash told CM Punk to hit the weights and get a clue.
Samoa Joe isn't huge like Brodus Clay or The Big Show, either. He's only 6'2" to their 7'0" and 6'8" heights. So, basically, he'll be a "little" chubby guy who can really wrestle and cut a good angry-man promo.
I have a feeling that unless the WWE demands that Samoa Joe work out more, he's not going to be pushed very high up the card for long periods of time, should he sign with the WWE.
It's more than likely he'll end up in the mid-card somewhere, get frustrated and not renew his contract or ask for his release, at which point he'll go back to where he would be most appreciated: Ring of Honor.