Exclusive Update: Randy Orton's WWE Contract To Expire Soon, Negotiations Aren't Going Smooth?

WWE AEW |By Matt Boone |Thu, October 24, 2019 - 10:35AM EDT
Update On Randy Orton's Recent AEW Tease & WWE Contract Status (10/24/2019)

It turns out the recent Randy Orton/AEW tease might be a lot more serious than wrestling fans initially believed.

Orton recently got the internet talking a little bit after posting a selfie next to an "Elite" sign and tagging some AEW stars, including Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho (See Photo Here)

While it was unclear whether Orton was joking around or hinting at something more, it led to speculation that he would be the next superstar who would be jumping ship to the new promotion.

According to a report by Fightful.com, Orton's contract with WWE runs out in the summer of 2020 as he is believed to have signed a ten-year contract back in 2010.

However, with all WWE deals, the exact end date isn't known because the company has verbiage in deals that would allow them to extend contracts due to any sort of inactivity or injury.

While not mentioned in the above report, what is known is that Orton has yet to re-sign with WWE and is arguably the last major star that hasn't committed to a new contract, though WWE has made considerable efforts to get him to locked into another deal.

Our friend Rajah Kumar of our affiliate website, Rajah.com, recently posted the following interesting tweet after talking to some WWE sources about the Randy Orton situation.

We will keep you posted right here at eWrestling.com as more updates on Randy Orton's future becomes available!

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