In news that broke on Friday, it appears WWE RAW Superstar Mojo Rawley has reportedly signed a new contract with the WWE, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet.
The popular wrestling news website writes:
Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned Mojo Rawley recently signed a new WWE contract.
Sources tell us Rawley inked a multi-year deal with WWE, however the exact length is unclear.
Details surrounding the new contract are unclear. While it is being reported as a multi-year contract, the financials are not out there and how many years is uncertain.
Mojo Rawley has been a part of WWE and NXT since back in 2012. A former football player named Dean Muhtadi — he gained a bit of notoriety as a good friend of NFL star Rob Gronkowski. When Rawley debuted on NXT TV with his “hyped” gimmick, Gronk was often in the crowd cheering him on.
In 2016, Mojo was brought to the main roster and saw the most success in the tag team division alongside Zack Ryder when they became known as the Hype Bros. When he won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania in 2017 (also with a little assistance from Gronkowski) it appeared he was in line for a singles push that never really came.
Rawley was absent from tv for some time but returned recently with a new heel gimmick that hasn’t gone over well nor been pushed by WWE after vignettes that piqued the interest of the WWE Universe. Instead, he’s become somewhat of a meme legend with the blue face paint that is easy to mock.
Another Interesting Signing for WWE
His re-signing with WWE is a bit interesting considering there is buzz surrounding the company wanting to sign their current talent (even unused talent) to avoid them moving on to other promotions like AEW. Mike and Maria Kannellis recently re-signed despite airing their frustrations on social media and while Rawley had not done anything of the sort, it had to be assumed he wasn’t pleased with his current role or the lack of a stable push behind his new character.