The Pro Wrestling Torch is reporting that Samoa Joe has signed a full-time contract with WWE. Joe was under a deal that would have allowed him to work for independent companies and work in NXT at the same time but Joe’s merchandise sales were so off-the-charts that Vince McMahon and Triple H pushed to get Joe signed to a full-time contract right away.
Joe’s reaction at NXT TakeOver impressed a lot of people as well. Joe still has independent dates left on his schedule and he will fulfill his obligations. He will be working a full-time WWE schedule soon either on NXT (at first) or on the main roster. Joe wrestled prior to Monday Night Raw in San Antonio. I am not sure if that match was just a dark match or if it was taped for WWE Superstars.