With all the layoffs put in place by WWE over the past year and a half, eyes are now on the contracts of the superstars who are still in the company, and people are always trying to figure out when they might renew or leave.
In the last period, this topic has led us all to discuss the future of Adam Cole, who on August 27 officially became a free agent and it was not clear whether he would renew with the company. Eventually, Adam Cole made his AEW debut on All Out's ppv last Sunday, making many fans happy, just as Ruby Soho, formerly of Ruby Riott, and now legend Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) did.
It sounds like Kevin Owens is about to become the h*ttest free agent in professional wrestling as his WWE contract is set to expire in January 2022. As reported by the well-known site Fightful Select, Kevin Owens' contract would expire soon.
Backstage News on Kevin Owens
These are the words: “Fightful has been warned that a WWE contract expires sooner than publicly thought. Kevin Owens did an interview in May 2018 with RVA Sports where he stated that he would sign a new five-year contract that would accompany him through 2023.
However, as it turns out, the deal actually expires in January. 2022, according to WWE sources." A similar fate belongs to one of the best friends in this business of Kevin Owens, or Sami Zayn, who instead has the contract expiring slightly earlier, it is said for December 2021.
Kevin Owens just yesterday tweeted and then canceled the coordinates of Mt. Rushmore, which was also the name of the group he had with the Young Bucks and Adam Cole in PWG, or in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Could this be a sign of his departure from WWE to AEW? As for Zayn, however, there were no particular signs.
We will see if there will be further developments in these few months that remain before the expiration of the contracts. Recently, legend Mick Foley also commented on the difference between AEW and WWE: "WWE is no longer the place any athlete aspires to go.
Part of this is because AEW is doing a great job of recruiting new ones. talented, young and capable, in building their characters and their storylines, but it's also the fault of what WWE itself does." Unlike Adam Cole and Pete Dunne's NXT contracts coming as a surprise to WWE, the company is well aware that this one is coming.
Kevin Owens recently updated his location in his Twitter bio to "Almost there," which is perhaps a sign that he's planning on making the jump to All Elite Wrestling.