Kevin Owens Explains Why He Chose to Re-Sign with WWE

Published 12/17/2021, 11:15 AM EST
MARCO POLO ORTOGAS, PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 2019/09/20: WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens had a meet and greet session with the members of the media in Manila last September 20 to promote the upcoming WWE Live Event at the Araneta Coliseum later that night. (Photo by Dennis Jerome Acosta/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)


The former WWE Universal champion, Kevin Owens, re-signed with WWE in a multi-year deal. In January 2022, Owens’ contract was about to expire and the fans thought that he’ll jump ship to AEW.

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However, all the speculations have been ended with Owens penned down a new deal with the biggest wrestling promotion in the sports entertainment industry.

Owens recently opened up about the reason why he re-signed with WWE. The two-time Intercontinental champion also talked about what his future look like in the wake of this new contract. Will we see Owens become one of the top champions of the company soon?

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Kevin Owens says WWE is his home

Owens confirmed he has re-signed with WWE during an appearance on Pat Laprade’s Anti-Pods de la Lutte. Owens confessed that the new contract will expire on 31st January, but not in 2022. Instead, he revealed that he’ll be staying with Vince McMahon for the foreseeable future.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Kevin Owens and Cesaro battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

He further added that re-signing with WWE was not a tough decision for him because this is the place where he has wrestled for seven years ever since making his debut for NXT in 2014. Before joining WWE, Owens wrestled for Ring of Honor.

“I will just say that it still ends on January 31, but not 2022. I will be there for several more years. The decision was rather easy because it was really the best thing for my family. When it comes to that, it’s always a fairly easy decision. The WWE has been my home for seven years, so I have a sense of belonging.”

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In the end, the Prizefighter noted that he’ll be staying for the WWE for many years to come.

“Basically, I spent most of my career there. When you look at all the wrestling companies I’ve wrestled 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,” Owens said. [h/t: Whatculture]

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It looks like WWE has some major plans for the former Universal champion. And it seems safe to say that Owens is here for the long run. What do you make of Owens’ decision to re-sign with WWE?

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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