Austin Theory Is Confident He’ll Face John Cena At WWE WrestleMania


Austin Theory didn’t wind up facing John Cena at WWE SummerSlam this year, as many people expected. However, Mr. Money in the Bank is still holding out hope a match can be made. 

In an interview with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, Theory noted that he’s “pretty confident” that a match with Cena could happen at WrestleMania. 


“To have that moment with him, the person that — I had to put in my own work — but somebody that got me to the dance mentally, it takes the words out of my mouth to think of that actually happening,” Theory said.

Theory also shared a meaningful lesson the former champion taught him.

“It’s so weird to meet somebody and pretty much have to explain to them, ‘I modeled my whole life after you.’ It’s one of those things as a kid getting bullied, my dad not being in my life a lot. Cena, I could watch him and just escape. It was the connection to his personality. That’s something I learned from him. He told me, ‘Don’t ever think people go out there and want people to connect to their performance. Nobody will connect to your performance unless they connect to your personality. I started thinking, even with that process through NXT to finally being drafted to Raw officially, it was a time to figure stuff out. How can I connect to them with my personality? This is a world in WWE where everybody can kill it in the ring. Everyone can go hard in the ring. So what’s going to set you aside from killing it in the ring? I learned that from him,” Theory said.

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