Randy Orton has officially signed a multi-year contract with WWE amidst rumors of his potential AEW jump next summer.
PWInsider was the first to break the news as the WWE Universe rejoiced over the major report.
“The word making the rounds backstage at Monday Night Raw yesterday on Long Island, NY was that Randy Orton inked a new, multi-year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.”
Orton’s new deal makes him stick with WWE through 2024 – a big blow for AEW in case they were planning to sign him next year.
The Apex Predator officially confirmed the news on Twitter.
The Viper recently teased a huge AEW move with a couple of other Superstars but it turns out that he was just having fun on social media.
COO of WWE Paul “Triple H” Levesque didn’t hesitate to comment on his Evolution stablemate’s new multi-year contract.
Now that Orton is WWE-bound for the next 5 years of his career, it doesn’t seem like his allies, The Revival will jump ship to AEW anytime soon. Per rumors, the 13-time World Champion and The Revival would be on their way to AEW in the summer of 2020, but that’s not going to happen anymore.
Orton currently works a light WWE schedule and doesn’t perform at house shows on a regular basis. Given he is a future Hall Of Famer and a thorough legend, it only makes sense for WWE to keep him around for as long as possible.
At Crown Jewel, Randy led Team Flair to battle but was eventually pinned by Roman Reigns, captain of Team Hogan.
The third-generation superstar will be 44 by the time his WWE deal expires, which leads to the assumption that his latest contract could very likely be his last.
Orton moved over to Monday Night RAW as part of the 2019 Draft and will remain a top name for the billion-dollar promotion.