Randy Orton signs new contract with WWE for 5 years
Randy Orton has inked a new five-year contract with WWE.
PWInsider broke the news last night, report that 'The Viper' and his employers had come to terms on a new multi-year deal. Orton then hit Twitter to confirm the news and specific length:-
The 3 most dangerous letters in sports entertainment- #RKO— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) November 6, 2019
just re-signed with the 3 most dominant letters in sports entertainment- #WWE
Looking forward to pi$$ing off the #WWEUNIVERSE for at least 5 more years #WWEBACKSTAGE @FS1 @WWE
This news comes after weeks of trolling from Orton, who deliberately fed the fans red herrings on his future (including a big AEW tease) prior to Fightful's report that Randy's existing WWE contract expired in 2020. Now, the former 'Legend Killer' is sticking around, with his new deal keeping him with the promotion until he's 44 years old.
Last night's WWE Backstage on FS1 saw Triple H comment on the situation. "I'm glad to put the rumours to rest," he said. "For almost two decades, Randy Orton has been a cornerstone of WWE - and Randy Orton will remain a cornerstone of WWE for a long time."
This always looked like the likeliest outcome for Orton, who loves stirring the pot on social media. He's a 13-time World Champion, a surefire Hall-of-Famer, and a company golden boy, so the idea of him walking out on WWE was never anything less than far fetched.
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