A major star's WWE contract is coming due sooner than later, and it was one most people didn't expect.
Fightful has been made aware that one WWE contract expires much sooner than originally thought by the public. Kevin Owens did an interview in May of 2018 with TVA Sports where he'd stated that he'd signed a new 5-year contract that would carry him into 2023. However, as it turns out, that deal is actually now up January 31, 2021, according to WWE sources.
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.
WWE has had contract issues of late with Pete Dunne and Adam Cole expiring before they planned, but we're told by officials that they're aware of when Owens' deal would be up. Owens, real name Kevin Steen has been with WWE since they announced his signing in August 2014.
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