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WWE Has Decided To Not Renew Major Legend’s Contract

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Below are a couple of top WWE news stories of the day.

• According to PWInsider, WWE has decided to not renew Jerry Lawler’s broadcast contract, thus ending his on-screen run with the company that began back in 1992.

It has been revealed that Lawler’s contract with WWE expired at the beginning of 2024, although a WWE source has clarified that he is under a Legends deal with the company. This on-screen departure comes as Lawler has been out of the public eye, focusing on his recovery from a stroke he suffered in February 2023.

According to sources close to the matter, under previous ownership, individuals like Lawler would have been “taken care of”. However, with what some describe as a “new era” in WWE, characterized by shifting priorities and leadership, longstanding relationships like Lawler’s have come to an end.

“The old company is dead,” remarked one source. “People can say they hate Vince (McMahon) and Kevin (Dunn) all they want, and they’d be right to do so, but certain people would have been taken care of. Lawler would have been one, but this isn’t the old WWE. Howard Finkel, God bless him, wouldn’t have had a job for life here anymore, either.”

Lawler gave the following update on his health recently:

“My health is great. I just went over to the doctors to get back on the road from my knee replacement and then of course, still some minor difficulties from the stroke. But all of that stuff is coming around fast.”

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• After Backlash France, Kevin Owens gave an update on his WWE status to The Metro UK:

“I really don’t take anything for granted, I have 9 months left on my contract, and I don’t know what can happen from here on out. That’s just life.

If I’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that nothing is guaranteed. I’ve learned that through some very unfortunate events, we’ve lost so many good people that was never expected.

This has been my home for 10 years and it’s beyond the locker room. There’s some very, very, very special people that work behind the scenes that I’ve become very close with, and I really can’t imagine not seeing them as part of my life.”

Owens will turn 40 tomorrow.

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