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.
Austin Theory improved tremendously under the tutelage of Vince McMahon, as he saw great success in the past several months or so. This is especially the case now that he is Mr. Money In The Bank.
Theory has been on a streak of bad luck as of late. He has lost to Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley. To add insult to injury, he was knocked out by Tyson Fury at Clash at the Castle before getting the chance to cash in his MITB briefcase.
While speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette talked about Theory’s downfall in the company. He criticized WWE for how they have been booking Theory.
Austin Theory, what have they done to my boy?,” said Cornette. “He did a backstage interview and it was more noticeable here because he’s a guy that wants to look at people he’s talking to, and wants to as a cocky heel.
You could tell he’s trying not to look at the camera because they’re still telling, for whatever reason that Vince [McMahon] had in his demented mind, the talent still in a pre-tape backstage with an interview will not look at the camera because Vince didn’t like that.
This guy was going to be the chosen one, he got the Money in the Bank briefcase, he was Vince’s [McMahon] protege. He’s a tremendous worker. He’s got the physical tools, everything. And now just, whatever he did to piss whoever off since Vince has been gone he’s a flunky.
He’s clinging to that Money in the Bank briefcase by a thread and that is the only thing he’s got in his back pocket. And he had that before they started this tear-down project.
Theory is scheduled to face Johnny Gargano next Monday on RAW. We will have to wait and see if he will be able to win the match or not.
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