Theory was seemingly in plans to face John Cena in a blockbuster clash at SummerSlam. However, WWE decided to move in a different direction. Theory recently won the Money In The Bank briefcase that contains the contract for a guaranteed Championship bout. He made an appearance on RAW in the opening segment with the newly-crowned WWE United States Bobby Lashley and seemingly will continue the feud. Reports have been floating around that the Cena-Theory match has been delayed until WrestleMania 39.
Vince Russo is not a fan of Theory
Vince Russo reacted to WWE’s possible change of plans for John Cena and felt it was the right call to hold off on a showdown against Theory. As noted before, Vince Russo didn’t find anything special in the 24-year-old superstar and hoped Vince McMahon would alter the creative direction.
Here’s what Russo had to say during the latest Writing with Russo episode:
“That’s where all the points were signed to unless, you know, Vince is now second-guessing himself. And I hope he is because he clearly should be,” said Vince Russo. “Even if you have the casual fan to tune into this, bro, they are tuning in to see Cena. And what it’s going to be is, ‘Who is this guy Cena is wrestling?'”
Vince Russo went on to clarify that he didn’t have a problem with Theory. Russo stressed on several issues with the wrestler’s on-screen character. He is not impressed with the way the young superstar was portrayed on TV. The former WWE writer doesn’t see Theory getting over with the WWE Universe even if he gets the chance to compete with the 16-time world champion.
Russo further stated that casual viewers wouldn’t be thrilled to see John Cena take on a relatively unknown competitor and was okay with WWE’s decision not to have the Theory matchup at SummerSlam:
“And bro, again, I’m talking about the Theory character. I don’t know this guy from a hole in the wall; I’m sure he is the nicest guy in the world. I’m talking about his character and the way he is presented to us,” explained Russo. “If the casuals see Cena is wrestling again; literally, it’s going to be, ‘Who is this Jabron that he is wrestling?’ I mean, that’s what it’s going to be. It’s not going to mean anything. It’s not going to give him a rub. It’s not going to get him over.”
We will have to see what WWE has in store for John Cena.