WWE ‘very much’ believe Kevin Owens will leave when his contract expires in January 2022 – and he’s expected to sign with AEW

It looks like Kevin Owens may be leaving WWE in the near future.

Fightful Select reported earlier this week that his contract is up in January 2022.

Kevin Owens (Raw)
Owens looks set to leave WWE

The report stated that WWE restructured many deals in 2019 and, in most cases, adjusted them for higher guarantees.

KO had previously stated that he signed a new deal in 2018 that would carry him until 2023, but with the shortened deal, he can be a free agent at the start of 2022.

While there is some time to go and some things can change, Owens is widely expected to depart the company and it’s likely he’d sign with AEW.

According to Jon Alba, there is said to be “very much” an internal belief within WWE that Owens is leaving the company when his contract expires.

Kevin Owens is one of the most popular stars in WWE

Furthermore, Owens has begun teasing his departure on social media. He tweeted the coordinates to Mt. Rushmore, the name of the stable he used to be a part of with Adam Cole and The Young Bucks in PWG, all of whom are now in AEW.

He also changed his location on Twitter to ‘almost there’ while The Young Bucks changed their location to ‘there’.

Given Owens’ history with many of the talents in AEW, it should come as no surprise that he is considering making the switch.

AEW has all the momentum right now after signing CM Punk, Bryan Danielson (known as Daniel Bryan in WWE) and Cole.

Danielson and Cole are huge signings for AEW

Owens, 37, is a one-time Universal champion in WWE, but has not been a world champion since early 2017.

Whilst he is very popular with the WWE fanbase, he has never really been used as the main attraction.

He’s currently feuding with Happy Corbin on SmackDown and in light of the current news, you have to wonder how WWE will use him until his seemingly looming departure.

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