Randy Orton has signed a new deal with WWE eliminating any possibility of him leaving the company or exploring free agency.
The news of Orton’s re-signing was broken by Mike Johnson at PWinsider.com on Tuesday and confirmed by the company on the new WWE Backstage show on FS 1. The report stated that Orton’s new deal will keep him with WWE through 2024.
Orton, 39, began his professional wrestling career in 2000 and was quickly signed by the WWF and assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2001.
Orton was called up the main roster in April 2002 after the initial brand split and assigned to SmackDown.
He hit his stride when he was attached to the Evolution group that saw Orton rise and become an Intercontinental champion in 2003 and later win his first world title in August 2004 when he defeated Chris Benoit.
Orton would become a top star with the company for the next decade-plus, always in a pushed role winning numerous world titles, a two-time Royal Rumble winner, and a Money in the Bank winner.
Orton sent out the following tweet regarding the news:
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