Austin Theory had a memorable run in NXT where he was part of Johnny Gargano’s stable, The Way. After being called up to the main roster, his luck changed for the better as well. Theory also opened up about his goofy personality in WWE recently.

Theory has been involved in a storyline with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon ever since Survivor Series ended last year. Following his initial stint on the main roster, Austin Theory went back to NXT, where he developed his character in a huge way.

While speaking with TV Insider, Austin Theory talked about his current goofy personality in WWE. Theory revealed that it was his idea in the first place, adding that his time in The Way helped flesh out his character.

”The whole character in The Way was my idea. I was basically always playing this serious wrestler. I was not really being myself. No matter what you do, you should be able to still show who you are and give an authentic feel. I think that is what makes you connect to any character. I was just supposed to be this bodyguard behind Johnny Gargano. I asked Johnny Gargano himself while we filmed this Christmas special if we could try something. He was like, “Sure!” I just did my goofy comedy I like to do. Even in real life, I like to have a good time and make people laugh. Sure enough, it worked and they liked it. I think it gave me a huge opening.”


Austin Theory will be duking it out with Pat McAfee at the Showcase Of The Immortals next month. We will have to see who will win the match.

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