Kevin Owens: Vince McMahon Made It Clear He Wanted Me To Re-Sign With WWE
McMahon personally handled talks
While it initially appeared that Kevin Owens would join All Elite Wrestling after his WWE contract expired on January 31, 2022, the former Universal Champion ended up re-signing with Vince McMahon's company in December of 2021.
KO reportedly signed a new deal for between $2 million and $3 million per year, making him one of the top paid talents in the company.
Owens opened up about re-signing with WWE on Out of Character with Ryan Satin and the 37-year-old revealed Vince McMahon took care of negotiations with KO personally.
"No. I dealt with Vince McMahon directly, he made it clear he wanted me to stay, and we made an agreement right then and there. I'm a big believer that my career is going to go the way it goes, and I'm going to do the best with it. I'm there now for a couple more years. I'm going to do my best to get opportunities, I'm going to knock them out of the park, and reap the benefits," Owens said.
"As I've documented before, there's ups and downs to this thing, to WWE, to wrestling, to the industry. I feel like I'm on a really great upswing right now. I'm enjoying what I do. I'm really enjoying myself a lot lately. That's great, and hopefully, it keeps going that way. If it eventually stops feeling that way, and I feel like I'm on the downswing, then it's up to me to try to find a way back up. I've always taken that outlook, and I'm really having a great time these days."
Owens is currently one of the top stars on Monday Night Raw and he is set to challenge for the Raw Tag Team Title next week with Seth Rollins. It's also very likely that Owens will then face 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38 in The Texas Rattlesnake's return match.
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