Wrestling fans spent months speculating about what Kevin Owens would do when his WWE contract expired. Many thought he was a sure bet to go to AEW. We now know that KO chose to stick with WWE. We also know that he got huge money to stay. More details on Owens’ new deal continue to emerge and Owens is making a lot for the next few years. He could also lose that job at any time.
WWE became infamous for unceremoniously cutting huge groups of wrestlers. There have been over eighty releases in 2021 alone. Job security isn’t something WWE wrestlers expect anymore.
Dave Meltzer reported on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that Kevin Owens isn’t immune from the cuts. His new contract does not include a no-cut clause. That means he could be released at any time the company desires.
Owens will also work a lighter schedule. The deal is apparently for three years. Owens will earn an estimated sum of between $2 and $3 million. He could still be released at a moment’s notice, but his deal also isn’t too long.
“He might be on the road every other week doing house shows, maybe every other week doing house shows and then just doing the Monday. Right now he’s doing a lot of house shows, but even now it’s like 2, so it’s 3 days a week. Saturday, Sunday, Monday. When he’s working the house shows, a lot of weekends there aren’t house shows, so the schedule brutality from the past is pretty much gone. You know, the money is good. He did not get a no-cut, he didn’t that’s the other thing that I heard. You know, three years from now, you know three years isn’t that long.”
Kevin Owens will wrestle for Big E’s WWE Championship in a fatal four-way at the upcoming Day 1 pay-per-view. Also challenging are Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley. At one point, it was unthinkable that KO could win the title. With his new contract in hand, anything could happen.
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