Last November, Randy Orton said he had extended his contract with WWE. Before this announcement, Orton had mentioned many times that he could sign with AEW. However, the “Legend Killer” wanted to continue in the McMahon federation.
From what has been said, the Wrestling Observer seems to have discovered why Randy Orton did not sign with AEW. According to the website, the Khan family offered Orton a much lower engagement than Jericho, and this did not please Randy, who therefore decided to stay in WWE.