Samoa Joe has reportedly signed a full-time deal with WWE. The reason for this is two fold:
First, it is believed that he impressed everyone at the recent NXT TV tapings.
Second, Samoa Joe’s merchandise sales from his first WWE t-shirt were so excellent that Triple H pushed Vince McMahon for him to be signed to a full-time contract.
Joe will fulfill his indie dates that are already scheduled but will be working a full-time WWE schedule. He is expected to be heading to NXT full-time before coming up to the main roster.