Recently, Samoa Joe asked for a raise in TNA. Currently, Joe (despite being a top performer in TNA) is making the same amount as he was when he debuted: between 500 and 700 dollars. He agreed to this with the possibility that if he proves himself, he would get a raise. Obviously, Samoa Joe has proved himself as he is the current X champ and Samoa Joe followed this win up with the question of a raise to 1250 dollars to which he was denied.
It should be noted that Samoa Joe is apparently the one who invited Brian Gerwetz to the ROH show as a message to TNA to show that he is serious about this raise and not happy that he was denied as he is a valuable asset at this time and TNA has put a lot of time, effort, and money into him and Joe is still being paid less than Jeff Hardy who no-showed PPVs.
Also, Johnny Ace is supposedly very high on Samoa Joe and interested in bringing him in. He even said Joe could be the “the top level heel Rikishi could never pull off.”
No one has heard from Joe on this subject yet, but the fact that he would invite a major writer for WWE says something.