Austin Theory worked hard to establish himself as one of the most gifted young stars in WWE. He got his first break back in NXT thanks to Johnny Gargano’s The Way and soon found himself on the main roster as Vince McMahon’s protégée. Sadly, Theory missed WWE RAW this week for a tragic reason.

The young star was unable to get back his United States Championship against Bobby Lashley at WWE SummerSlam, despite his best efforts. He also surprisingly didn’t appear during this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW.

Fans wondered why he was absent from RAW this week. Theory took to his Instagram and revealed that his uncle had passed away recently, which is the likely reason why he was absent during the show.

I  don’t know where to begin to explain how much of an impression you made on me. We always had a good time and we always laughed. I know you’re flying high. Rest easy Uncle❤️


We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to Theory and his family during this sad time. We’ll have to see when Theory will be back on WWE television.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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