Sami Zayn’s contract was cause for confusion, but it seems his deal with WWE is up far sooner than some expected. This joins a trend of contracts running out, likely due to the company restructuring so many deals prior to the pandemic.
WWE altered several contracts to give them larger downside guarantees along with a shorter stay in the company. Kevin Owens was one of those contracts and that is why his deal is now up on January 31st, 2022 instead of 2023.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Sami Zayn’s WWE contract is up “later this year.” It was not noted if Zayn was one of those Superstars who received a contract restructuring thanks to the FOX and USA Network money the company had rolling in.
Rumors are already flying about who is next with Rami Sebei (Sami Zayn), whose contract expires later this year and Kevin Steen
We will have to see what happens in the future. True, AEW can’t take everybody, but it is hard to believe Tony Khan wouldn’t initiate a conversation with someone like Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn. This could be a very interesting time for WWE as they seem to be moving into a new era, complete with NXT 2.0 feeding new “characters” to the main roster.