WWE Chairman Vince McMahon recently took WWE RAW star Austin Theory under his wing. It seems the company has some huge plans for the star having been featured with the Chairman in numerous backstage segments. It turns out Vince went off the script as he slapped Theory in real life.
Austin Theory reveals Vince McMahon slapping him was unscripted
Speaking to Talksport, the RAW Superstar revealed that he did not know McMahon was going to slap him. He also talked about working with McMahon and how it has inspired him. Here is what he said:
“I did not know the slap was coming [laughs]. I”m just like ‘alright, have a good day’ and BOOM! ‘Oh my god, Woah. Alright, OK,” said Theory.
The former NXT star recently praised Vince. He also spoke about what an honor it is for him to work with McMahon. Theory stated that by getting to know the Chairman better, a lot of the pressure has come off for him:
“I think it is intimidating sometimes to know he has this whole company and show to run, he’s in his office and he’s busy and going to him with ideas. But, it takes a lot of pressure off when you do segments with him and you can joke around with him. If you have a serious idea, he’s already right there. It’s one of those things, like anything, you just got to go and get it,” said Theory.
Austin Theory is set to face Pat McAfee at WrestleMania 38 which will take place on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3 from AT& T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
WWE Hall of Famer John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield is one of WWE’s greatest living legends and the longest-reigning WWE Champion in WWE SmackDown television history. During a recent edition of his podcast, ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw’ the former WWE Champion’ stated how he wanted to come out of retirement to participate in a tag team match with Heath Slater. Slater would appear on ‘The JBL and Cole Show’ as ‘Big Clem Layfield’ – regardless, Vince McMahon ultimately did not go through with the plan as Layfield explained. Credit to StillRealToUs for the following.
“I liked it so much I went to Vince and I told him, ‘Listen, I’ll come out of retirement and wrestle a tag match with Heath as my nephew,’” JBL said. “Vince thought about it. He goes, ‘That’s interesting.’ But then he physically didn’t think I could do it, so he backed out of it. I loved Big Clem Layfield!”
Layfield continued: “He [Vince McMahon] goes, ‘Well, how are we gonna get out of it?’ I said, ‘It’s simple. At the end of it, we’ll say that Clem is not my nephew, he’s mistaken, but I would have been honored if he would have been.’ That would have let the storyline go on and kind of move you on with whatever.”