Randy Orton confirmed during an appearance on Corey Graves’ After the Bell podcast that his new WWE contract is for five years.
”I did sign a [five-year] deal and I’m very happy about it,” Randy stated h/t WrestlingINC.com. “I was just having fun and I’ve been more so now than ever aware of other guys like Will Ospreay, and other guys that work with Cody Rhodes, and I’m watching a little more wrestling. I’m not in the WWE bubble as much as I’ve been for almost the past two decades, and I’m learning to appreciate other styles a little more instead of quickly seeing something that isn’t how I would do it, or isn’t how I would sell it, and I’m realizing that in it’s own way, it’s good.”
“This might be upsetting for some people but I never really saw myself leaving WWE. To me, it was about getting to a point where I’m happy and with what I’m doing to my body, the amount of time that I’m gone from my family – in the end, it’s all going to be worth it. And that’s where I’m at right now, so I’m definitely happy being a WWE Superstar.”
While terms of Orton’s five-year contract haven’t been disclosed, his last 10-year contract he signed in 2010 paid him approximately $3 million annually.