Randy Orton has re-signed with WWE, signing a new multi-year deal. The news was first reported by PWInsider.
Orton confirmed on Twitter that he has signed for five more years.
The 3 most dangerous letters in sports entertainment- #RKO
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
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) November 6, 2019
The news was also announced on tonight’s episode of WWE Backstage.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 6, 2019
Orton’s previous contract was signed in 2010 and was reportedly for 10 years in length, meaning that it was set to expire in 2020.
Last month, Orton teased signing with AEW on his Instagram account, which was likely to gain leverage over WWE during contract negotiations.
Orton, 39, has been with WWE for essentially his entire pro wrestling career, signing with the company in 2001 when he was 20 years old.