Drew McIntyre discusses Kevin Owens' renewal



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Drew McIntyre discusses Kevin Owens' renewal

Kevin Owens' contract with WWE would expire in January. After several weeks of rumors, the Canadian superstar has decided to renew the deal for the next three years. In some ways surprising news, given that many considered his transfer to All Elite Wrestling likely.

Due to the effects of the global pandemic, the Stamford-based federation has been forced to release large numbers of talent and insiders over the past year and a half. 'KO' was to face WWE Champion Big E, Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins in a 'Fatal 4-Way match' on Day 1, the pay-per-view that was staged on Saturday 1 January.

In a recent interview with Rick Ucchino for Sportskeeda, Drew McIntyre said he was delighted that Owens has decided to stay in Vince McMahon's company. The Scottish wrestler will face Madcap Moss in the first PPV of 2022.

Drew McIntyre opens up on Kevin Owens

"It's great that Kevin Owens has decided to stay in WWE for a few more years," Drew McIntyre began. “In addition to being an incredible performer in the ring, he is a character who enjoys enormous respect even backstage.

If there is the possibility of lending a hand to the youngest, he never backs down. He not only gives advice to men but also to superstars of the women's division” - he added. As part of his now-famous podcast, Jim Cornette explained why WWE offered to KO such a lucrative deal.

“Owens' parable has been full of ups and downs in recent years, not always because of him. The way he was programmed didn't help him in most cases. For these reasons, it was rumored that he could go to AEW to start a new adventure.

The fact that WWE has offered him a $ 2-3 million contract for the next three years indicates two things. The first is that there is an obvious lack of talent on the current roster. The second is that WWE fears competition from AEW."

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has stated that locker room talk indicates that Sami Zayn has re-signed with WWE even though there has been no official confirmation as of yet: ''In conjunction with being featured more heavily on television, Kevin Owens (Kevin Steen, 37), signed a multi-year deal with WWE.

There has also been locker room talk that Sami Zayn (Rami Sebei, also 37) did as well, but WWE sources have not confirmed Zayn having signed to us yet,'' said Meltzer.