The expiry date of Kevin Owens’ WWE contract has reportedly been revealed.
It emerged last week that Kevin Owens’ contract was expiring “sooner rather than later.” As a result of restructuring which took place just ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, Owen’s contract was now ending in January 2022, and not in 2023 as originally believed.
It was also noted that unlike with Adam Cole earlier in the year, WWE are fully aware of the situation.
It has now been reported that Owens’ contract will expire on January 31st 2022. The date was originally reported by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, noting that Owen’s original deal was due to run until Spring 2023.
It has since been confirmed by Fightful Select that the date of January 31st is accurate. The report adds that the expiry date means that Owens’ contract ends before one of the proposed dates for the Royal Rumble, which is being targeted for early February. In closing, Fightful reiterate that the restructuring of any WWE deals, including Owens’, was done ahead of the pandemic, and not as a result of it.
Kevin Owens signed for WWE in the summer of 2014. The former Ring Of Honor star went on to win the NXT Championship feuding with old nemesis Sami Zayn and Finn Balor. Owens famously debuted on the main roster in May 2015 attacking John Cena on Monday Night RAW.
In the years that followed, Owens has become a three-time United States Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, as well as Universal Champion.
The news about Owens’ contract comes after a series of former WWE Superstars signed with AEW. After the likes of Christian Cage, Andrade El Idolo and Malakai Black joined the company earlier in 2021, Adam Cole, Ruby Soho and Bryan Danielson debuted at All Out on September 5th.
The show also saw the in-ring return of former WWE Champion CM Punk.