The advent of Triple H as the new head of the creative team has resulted in numerous changes in WWE. The 14-time world champion has gained a lot of power following the resounding farewell of Vince McMahon, who decided to step aside last July.
His place was taken by Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan, who didn't hesitate to take matters into their own hands. The Game immediately gave its creative touch to the shows, reinvigorating a stale environment and bringing back several stars who had been released during the pandemic back to the company.
The returns of Johnny Gargano, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman drove the WWE Universe crazy, not forgetting the very welcome return of JBL to Raw. However, this shift did not have a positive effect for everyone. The reference is to Austin Theory, which received a huge push last year and became the protégé of Vince McMahon.
With the latter's farewell, his role within the company has profoundly changed.
Update on Austin Theory's status
Triple H is trying to reconstruct Austin Theory's character, removing the influence of Vince McMahon to allow the boy to fully express his talent.
According to Dave Meltzer, a well-known correspondent for the 'Wrestling Observer', it will take time to see Austin at the highest level: “Triple H is rebuilding his character from the ground up and making him suffer a lot of losses, but I guarantee you he wants to make him an exceptional performer.
Theory lost to Seth Rollins last week, but it looks like their feud is set to last. They will certainly face each other in the next pay-per-view”. Recently, Jim Cornette analyzed how WWE is handling Theory: “What did this kid do wrong? It seemed clear that he was the chosen one.
He had taken possession of the briefcase and was Vince McMahon's protégé. Since Vince left, he has become a lackey. He is a real shame, because he has all the credentials to break through. It seems to me that WWE has started a demolition process against him”.
Former Women’s Champion Bayley is among those who have compared the two characters on social media. However, speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Riju Dasgupta, Theory dismissed claims that he stole his former co-worker’s gimmick: “You see stuff online where people are like, ‘It’s ripping this off, it’s ripping that off.’ To me, it’s a different way of doing it and I’m going about it a different way.
Anything that people might have seen before or think they might have seen before, they don’t want to get along with it because they’re like, ‘Well, it’s already happened.’ But I think what I do is totally different”.