There are new reports circulating that WWE could lose another star soon, with Kevin Owens’ contract set to expire “sooner rather than later”.
The report, which comes from Fightful Select, claims many thought that the contract was set to expire in January 2023, however it is actually January 2022.
Whilst the former WWE Universal Champion confirmed during an interview in 2018 that he had signed a new five-year contract, it seems that this may have been restructured during the pandemic as was done with a number of other stars.
We’ve learned from a WWE official that WWE restructured several contracts ahead of the pandemic, and for whatever reason, Kevin Owens’ deal was changed to expire in January 2022. We were not told of any additional terms of the deal or specifically why it was shortened. We’ll work to find out if any other deals were adjusted.
Although there are some similarities, the report does go on to differentiate the issues with Owens’ contract from those with Adam Cole and Pete Dunne. The company are aware of the end date for Owens, whereas they were unaware that the latter two’s contracts were due to expire so soon.
Owens has already sparked interest in his future by changing the location on his Twitter bio to “almost there”.
It was the summer of 2014 when Owens signed with the WWE, heading to the black and gold brand and becoming NXT Champion during feuds with Sami Zayn and Finn Balor. He famously debuted on the main roster by attacking John Cena on Monday Night Raw in May 2015.
Hi credentials on the main roster are very strong, being a three-time United States Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, as well as Universal Champion.
Whilst there may be speculation about his future, Owens has been tangling with ‘Happy’ Baron Corbin in recent weeks, and he was left laying this week by Corbin and a returning Logan Paul, who Owens hit a stunner on at this year’s WrestleMania.