Kevin Owens has signed a new contract with WWE, according to a Fightful report. KO’s contract was said to be up in January.
Rumors and wishcasting have been swirling for months surrounding Owens and his decision, as WWE has seen a mass exodus of released talent over the past year, while their chief rival All Elite Wrestling has been snatching up several former WWE favorites such as Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson and CM Punk. Owens, under his real name of Kevin Steen, was an independent wrestling favorite for years and was the main focus of Ring of Honor in the early 2010s.
In a move that feels somewhat familiar when it comes to WWE Superstars on the verge of an expiring contract — Cesaro fans will know this feeling well — Owens has been more prominently featured on WWE programming since being drafted by Raw in October. He recently turned heel and has been gunning for Big E’s WWE Championship, staying at or near the top of the card.
Owens has a match for the WWE Championship at Day 1, WWE’s new annual New Year’s event, where he will take on WWE Champion Big E, Seth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley in a Fatal Four Way match. Day 1 takes place, appropriately, on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
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