Now I know there is at least one of you looking at the title of this post thinking "Wait I thought Joe already had a contract with WWE." Well your right he did, but that was a part time contract similar to the type of contract that Rhyno has with them to compete in NXT. However, Joe's was for a shorter amount of time and for more money but that was until something changed. Many thought that Joe would never make in the WWE because he doesn't seem like Vince's type of wrestler. Considering the fact that he landed a full-time contract now what does that tell you about how Vince feels about him, I guess his opinion must have changed.
As of this writing the reason for the WWE cashing in on an apparent clause they had in Joe's contract which stated they could sign him full time if they chose too. The apparent reasoning is because of his performance at the NXT tapings and his merchandise sales. For those who don't know the shirt Joe was wearing at NXT: Unstoppable actually went on sale on WWE.com following the show and then sold out within the day. The reason just mentioned seems to be what has swayed Vince to join Team Joe.
Congrats to Samoa Joe on signing this big contract with the WWE and for you Independent Wrestling fans. Samoa Joe will finishing up all of the dates for events he is currently advertised for and then will move to WWE full time. Which means Joe will likely not be full time in WWE until at least early August. Once again a congrats to Samoa Joe on the contract and now I am very curious to see what the future holds for Samoa Joe in the WWE.