WWE Star Addresses Controversy Surrounding His Major Push

2 months ago by Liam Winnard

WWE Star Addresses Controversy Surrounding His Major Push WWE

Current WWE United States Champion Austin Theory has addressed the controversy and criticism that surrounded his major push on TV.

It started in late 2021 when Austin Theory became Vince McMahon’s protege via EGG-based shenanigans, and a lot of people were questioning why it was him specifically that was chosen.

Theory landed a big part at WrestleMania 38 in the form of a match against Pat McAfee and then getting Stone Cold Stunnered by Steve Austin, and things only continued to heat up.

Theory then won the Money in the Bank ladder match, which, usually, guarantees a run with the world championship, but for Theory that didn’t happen.

After Paul Levesque (Triple H) took over creative from Vince McMahon, Theory unsuccessfully cashed in Money in the Bank for a US Title shot, which, at first was taken by many fans as a burial, but actually ended up being a catalyst for a renewed version of a push which did eventually result in him winning said US Title.

Winning Money in the Bank – considering no-one knew how it would play out and on the surface looked like a world championship ticket – was arguably what caused the biggest stir of all among those who had not yet been sold Theory’s full potential.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Theory himself has now addressed this, and the fact that a lot of people weren’t happy about the prospect of him being the one to eventually beat Roman Reigns.

He said:

“I think the briefcase is where it got a lot of controversy. Basically, it just kind of was getting to the point if you were looking at it from like a widescale of ‘where’s this going,’ you look at Roman Reigns, he’s pretty much immortal right now.

“So, I think, for me, in a sense of, I need to be way more built up to look even possible to beat Roman Reigns. The briefcase was just kind of an anchor on me.”

Fast forward to now and a lot of fans seem to be much more sold on this ‘new’ version of Austin Theory, who still looks to be on the path to becoming a major star.

He’s scheduled to defend the US Championship in an Elimination Chamber match on February 18, and all signs seem to be pointing to a match with John Cena at WrestleMania 39.

Quote via Wrestling Inc

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