WWE legend Randy Orton is staying with the company for 5 more years. The news was first reported by PWInsider and later confirmed by the Viper himself.
Orton re-signing with WWE was a hot topic of conversation behind the scenes at Monday’s RAW from Long Island, NY.
Randy Orton Leveraging His Options
The 13-time World Champion was said to be weighing his options in the final months of a 10-year WWE contract.
As seen below, Orton posted a photo on Instagram in front of a sign that prominently featured the word, “elite” just two weeks ago. He tagged several superstars in the photo, including AEW Champion Chris Jericho and AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes.
The “tick tock tick tock” caption led to speculation that Randy Orton was teasing a possible jump to AEW when he was set to become a free agent.
Randy Orton joined WWE developmental back in 2001 and first appeared on WWE television in April 2002. Under his new deal, Orton is poised to achieve 20 years as part of the WWE family.