Austin Theory received a huge push in late 2021 and early 2022, as well as becoming Vince McMahon's protégé. Austin seemed destined to become one of the company's leading faces, so much so that he took possession of the briefcase at Money in the Bank.
The sensational retirement of Vince McMahon has turned the cards on the table and ushered in a new era. Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan took over from him, while Triple H became the new head of the creative team. With the advent of The Game, Theory's status has radically changed and experts have begun to wonder about his future.
Austin was unable to exploit his briefcase against Seth Rollins, as well as suffering a rather unexpected losing streak. Just when everyone thought he was burnt out, Austin turned his season around by defeating Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley in a triple threat match at Survivor Series: WarGames to clinch the United States title.
Latest news on Austin Theory
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Austin Theory faced and defeated Mustafa Ali. However, there was a dangerous moment during the match where things didn't go according to plan. At one point, Ali went to the top rope to inflict his Frankensteiner on Theory.
According to reports from 'Fightful Select', the plan was for Austin to block that move and lift Mustafa to perform a powerbomb. The latter was supposed to turn the situation around and 'turn' the powerbomb into a 'Hurricanrana'
Unfortunately, Theory couldn't hold Ali and they both fell to the ground. The match ended shortly after with the victory of Theory by disqualification, thanks to the interference of Dolph Ziggler. Once backstage, Theory apologized to Ali and the two cleared up.
According to insiders, Austin Theory should face John Cena at WrestleMania 39. The next edition of the 'Showcase of the Immortals' will in fact take place a stone's throw from Hollywood. Austin Theory does not believe his WWE gimmick is too similar to the character that Tyler Breeze used to portray.
“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”.