Austin Theory was handpicked by Vince McMahon to win the Money in the Bank briefcase in July 2022, but failed to cash-in the contract during previous episode of Monday Night Raw. Tonight, he finally explained why he made the choice to go after the United States Championship.

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Austin Theory was interviewed by Cathy Kelley at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, during Raw tonight. Theory said he knew cashing-in on Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship was impossible and that he was tired of being called the youngest MITB winner and the next big thing,

Dolph Ziggler showed up and said he tried to teach Theory a valuable lesson about being humble, but Theory’s giant ego wanted to hear none of that. Theory challenged Ziggler to a match. The former MITB winner walked to the arena without his usual smartphone selfie entrance.


Austin Theory tried to cash-in his briefcase on Seth Rollins during his United States Championship match against Bobby Lashley last week on Raw. The Almighty prevented the cash-in, allowing Rollins to retain his title.

Check out Austin Theory’s promo here:

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Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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