John Cena is a 16-time World Champion and carried the company on his back throughout the PG era. Since 2017, Cena became a part-timer due to his Hollywood obligations. Austin Theory’s booking was criticized for an interesting reason recently.
Austin Theory has seen a lot of growth since last year after he was called up from NXT to the main roster. His storyline with Vince McMahon has certainly done wonders for him.
While speaking on the latest Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T talked about Austin Theory, comparing him to John Cena. Booker T criticized Theory’s booking for not having veterans around him.
“We wanted to rally behind John Cena. John Cena was the guy who, there again, was a little bit different than most. He knew where to get the knowledge from. He knew the only way he could get to the next level was to go through certain channels. John Cena checked all of those channels and watched them all, from myself to JBL, all the way down the line. This kid sat under the learning tree to become a good performer.
Not the best wrestler in the locker room because he was just not the best athlete in the locker room. But he became an awesome performer just because of the knowledge that he got throughout. That’s the one place I think Theory is at a disadvantage. Theory doesn’t have a lot of guys like myself and a lot of veterans that were around pushing for John to get to the top.”
Austin Theory also recently teased a match against John Cena at WWE SummerSlam. With Cena expected to return later this year, perhaps fans might get to see it happen as well.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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