Kevin Owens’ future has been uncertain for months now, but it looks like we finally know where KO will be plying his trade in WWE. A new report has suggested the former Universal Champion has signed a new “multi-year” contract with the company.
According to Fightful Select, WWE made an “excellent offer” to the Prizefighter in order to retain his services. The report adds that sources said the company was “over the moon” that Owens would be staying.
An additional statement within the report confirms that it was believed by many within AEW that the company wouldn’t realistically match what WWE would offer – but that would merely be speculation on the part of individuals while Owens was still under contract.
Owens added fuel to the fire of those rumours by seemingly paying tribute to former foe Chris Jericho – now wrestling in AEW – by putting Big E in the Walls of Jericho on Raw a matter of weeks ago.
Fightful adds that Owens’ deal was “restructured” in 2019 to expire at the end of January 2022, with the company starting the negotiation process with Owens in the autumn of 2021 – later than they usually would.
It looked like Owens’ participation in a Fatal 4-Way for the WWE Championship at Day 1 on January 1st may be his swansong with the company. However, it looks like KO will be fighting for years to come on Raw, or possibly SmackDown.