Retired professional wrestler and a former WWE 24/7 champion Corey Graves who is also a former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion recently talked about WWE RAW star Austin Theory and also predicted that the former WWE United States Champion would be next megastar of WWE.
Theory was mostly a jobber back in his time during the NXT. When he was drafted to Monday Night RAW last year, nobody expected a huge poor for him on the main roster. But WWE had big plans for him after he was drafted into the main roster. At a point It looked like he is being built has the next face of WWE.
Corey Graves Thinks Austin Theory Is The Megastar Of WWE
He had been portrait as the protégé of Vince McMahon who himself took the responsibility of pushing him as a potential main event star. In a very short amount of time he achieved a lot in WWE. At first he won the WWE United States Championship, then he went to win the WWE Money in the Bank contract, he even had his own match at WrestleMania 38.
But recently Vince McMahon announce his retirement from his role in WWE. It seemed uncertain if he would be pushed on the same way by the new Head of Creative Triple H. The scare got real when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on United States Champion Seth Rollins and failed.
WWE faced massive criticism for burying Money in the Bank and everybody also feared that Theory might be buried as well. But on the very next week he came back stronger and went through a total gimmick change. He is now a serious contender for the US title and it looks like WWE did not give up on his push yet.
Corey Graves who is a former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion recently spoke on his podcast WWE After The Bell where he talked about WWE RAW star Austin Theory and also predicted that the former WWE United States Champion would be next megastar of WWE. He said;
“I believe in Austin Theory. I don’t believe he’s ‘that guy’ yet, but in my heart of hearts as a nerd who’s spent way too much time studying the history of this business and watching it and loving it with all my being, I believe Austin Theory is the next megastar (of WWE.) And I think on Monday a lot of people started to believe as well.
“Let everything play out. Everybody loves to get ahead of themselves and jump on Twitter. ‘Oh this is it! Austin Theory’s done. He’s buried. Why would you do this to the guy?’
“Let the story play out. This is WWE. World Wrestling Entertainment (emphasis on entertainment.) There is a story involved. There’s curiosity. There’s drama. There are red herrings. Just like any source of literature. It’s entertainment. So let it play out. What we saw was a whole new chapter for Austin Theory.
“Rollins has been one of the mechanisms in this story, that has helped elevate Austin Theory’s stock in the eyes of the viewers. Yes, Rollins was the one who beat him but that was an essential part of the story. What Rollins is doing simultaneously is elevating the United States Championship.”
Transcription courtesy of SEScoops.