It was reported that NXT star Austin Theory was backstage at last night’s episode of WWE Raw in Boston, Massachusetts.
Theory has wrestled a number of dark matches before main roster shows since WWE went back on tour in front of crowds.
He wasn’t used in a dark match prior to last night’s show, but PWInsider reported that he was backstage nonetheless.
Considering how much he’s been used in dark matches, it seems Austin Theory is on the list of potential call-ups to the main roster, especially with the WWE Draft coming up at the start of October.
Having said that, he seems to embody everything that NXT is looking for right now in terms of age, size and look so he may be used prominently in the brand’s new era, but his in-ring skill is definitely levels above a lot of the trainees despite only being 24 so it’s certainly possible he’s already been deemed ready for the main roster.
He did have stint on Raw in 2020, working WrestleMania at only 22 years old as Angel Garza’s tag team partner replacing Andrade, before going on to join Seth Rollins and Murphy until he was pulled from TV and then later moved back to NXT.
He’s been off NXT TV for a little while now and hasn’t wrestled on the brand since July 20. If he’s going to make a return, tonight would be a good time to do it since it’s the wedding of Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell, the latter of whom is a fellow member of The Way with Theory, Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae.
Last night’s episode of Raw was originally set to include Samoa Joe appearing ahead of tonight’s NXT reboot, but that was changed after he vacated the NXT Championship on Sunday night.