Kevin Owens has done it all in WWE. He’s been a mid-card champion. He was the hot independent wrestler who took NXT by storm. He’s even been the Universal Champion. Fans thought he might leave it all behind when his latest contract expired. Instead, Owens chose to re-sign with WWE.
The stunning news came as a surprise to fans around the world. Many thought that it was a foregone conclusion that he was on his way to AEW. Instead, he decided to stay. Today, fans found out why he made the decision.
Owens was a guest on TVA Sports’ Podcast Les Anti-Pods de la Lutte with Pat Laprade. Laprade is a French-language commentator for WWE. On the show, he explained that he made the decision that was best for his family.
“I’ll just say that my contract still ends on January 31, but not 2022. I will still be in WWE for several years, The decision was pretty easy because it was the best thing for my family, really. When it comes to that, it’s always a pretty easy decision to take.
WWE has been my home for seven years now, so I have a sense of belonging. Basically, I spent the majority of my career here. When you look at all the wrestling companies I’ve wrestled for, in WWE, that’s where I’ve been the longest. That’s where I need to be for the next few years. That’s how I felt and that’s the decision I made.”
Kevin Owens’ new WWE contract is reported to be worth in the range of $2-3 million. AEW wasn’t willing or able to match the huge money. Kevin Owens is comfortable in WWE and made what he called the easy choice. His family will be more comfortable now, too.
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