This year’s Money in the Bank cash-in was something of a misstep in the eyes of many fans, but a WWE star had a different take on the issue.
Whilst the perceived damage to Austin Theory’s career wasn’t as drastic as many thought it would be, with Triple H even weighing in on the subject, the current US Champion saw issues with the Money in the Bank briefcase as a storytelling tool.
Speaking to City News Ottawa, Theory looked at his main-roster character and the crutch that became the Money in the Bank contract, saying:
“The cocky, arrogant, douchy persona just really gets under people’s skin and it did its purpose.
“And having the Money in the Bank contract and the way that character was, there’s a little bit of a ceiling there just because when you look at Roman Reigns being so unstoppable and everything.”
Focusing on this dominance of the current WWE Champion, Theory explained:
“Whoever is going to beat Roman Reigns, it’s gotta be someone that is really going to beat Roman Reigns and not just by some luck and I think the chapter that Austin Theory is headed now, is setting him up to build to being that qualifier to stand toe to toe with Roman Reigns.”
Before getting anywhere near Reigns, it looks like there’s unfinished business between Theory and Seth Rollins.
Rollins lost the US Championship at WWE Survivor Series WarGames in a triple threat that also included Bobby Lashley.
Quotes from City News Ottawa.
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