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Kevin Owens' WWE contract set to expire in January


Image: WWE | This story was updated at 8:40 AM Eastern on Wednesday.

In the wake of new AEW signee Adam Cole revealing this past weekend his WWE contract ended earlier than he expected, Kevin Owens finds himself in a similar situation.

Fightful first reported and we have independently confirmed that Owens' WWE contract is expiring on January 31, 2022, due to a pre-pandemic restructuring of contracts.

Pat Laprade reported the restructuring was in the wake of both WWE's Fox debut and new contracts with both Fox and NBC Universal. Other talents are in a similar situation with restructuring, but have yet to be identified.

Owens said in a May 2018 interview with Laprade that he had inked a five-year deal that ran into 2023.

On Tuesday, Owens posted and deleted a tweet of coordinates to Mount Rushmore which fans took as a possible nod to a future in AEW as the landmark shares the name of his former PWG faction with the Young Bucks and Cole. He also changed his Twitter location to 'Almost there.'

The 37-year-old born Kevin Steen has been in WWE since 2014 when he started in NXT. He was called up in 2015 and has been a fixture on the main roster ever since. He's held the Universal title, the Intercontinental title, the United States title and the NXT title.