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.
Well, this is interesting. Let's just say Orton might be the last major star WWE hasn't really been able to re-sign yet and it's not due to lack of trying. 🤔🤐 https://t.co/ABhehdUibu
— Rajah (@RajahNews) October 21, 2019
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It looks like the #RandyOrton #AEW tease from earlier this week might be a WHOLE LOT MORE interesting than originally believed after our @ewrestlingcom affiliate @RajahNews spoke w/ #WWE sources about his contract status
FULL EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: https://t.co/OxRg3LxkP2 pic.twitter.com/NSa590luIx
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) October 24, 2019