Roman Reigns' Multiyear Contract Extension Officially Announced by WWE

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 15, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 10: Roman Reigns attends The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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WWE has confirmed reports from earlier this week that Roman Reigns has signed a new contract to remain with the company.

Per the official announcement from WWE, the Big Dog received a multiyear deal. 

Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin first reported Reigns' extension Tuesday, noting it was expected to keep him with WWE "for at least a few more years" but the exact length of the deal wasn't known.

It's also unclear how much Reigns will earn on his new deal. He was WWE's third-highest paid superstar in 2018 with earnings of $4.3 million, per Forbes. John Cena ($10 million) and Brock Lesnar ($6.5 million) made more. 

It seemed unlikely Reigns would end up leaving WWE. He's taken over as the face of the company with Cena only making sporadic appearances in between acting roles. The 34-year-old has main-evented WrestleMania four times in his career, tied with The Undertaker for sixth-most in the event's 35-year history. 

Since making his main roster debut in 2012, Reigns has won the WWE world heavyweight championship three times and universal championship once.