According to a new report from Fightful, Kevin Owens’ current contract with WWE is set to expire earlier than expected. Despite Owens noting in a 2018 interview with TVA Sports that his new deal would run until 2023, that is no longer the case.
According to WWE sources, the company restructured several contracts ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these deals that underwent such a restructuring was that of Kevin Owens. Now instead of his deal expiring in 2023 as it was originally set, it will instead expire a year earlier in January of 2022.
Though WWE has faced several contract issues for top stars as of late that came as a surprise to the company (Pete Dunne and Adam Cole), this was reportedly not the case with Owens. Instead, officials within the company are believed to be well aware of his contract expiration date.
Kevin Owens first joined WWE in 2014. During his time with the company so far, he has won seven championships – including being a one-time Universal Champion.