Austin Theory became aligned with Vince McMahon following WWE Survivor Series 2021 when it was revealed that Theory stole the golden egg given to McMahon by The Rock.
The partnership would lead Theory to a match with Pat McAfee at WrestleMania 38. McAfee was victorious in the match and then confronted by McMahon, who would go on to defeat McAfee. The segment ended with Steve Austin coming out and dishing out stunners for all the parties.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Theory reflected on working with Vince.
"The egg started everything. I just heard, 'Mr. McMahon wants to film this segment with an egg.' I heard about it, it was him arriving with the egg and the story was somebody stole the egg. Literally, that day they were like, 'You stole the egg.' 'I stole the egg, alright.' We filmed the segment with Vince and I was super nervous for that. 'I stole the egg? $100 million egg? Alright.' I'm trying to figure all this out and it's my first thing with Vince. It was almost like anytime we filmed anything, it felt so fast. We'd do it and that would be it. Onto the next one. Especially, WrestleMania was interesting because we had no idea if we were going to have Vince in the match until like the night before. I remember that day showing up, I met Stone Cold for the first time. 'Hey, how's it going, Austin, nice to meet you.' 'Hey, nice to meet you, I'll be seeing you later tonight.' He got on the golf cart and kept driving. 'What is going on?' I got to Gorilla, he told me the business, that's it. Went out there and he gave me that look," he said.
After hitting everyone with a stunner, Austin celebrated with his customary beers.
Theory is now the reigning WWE United States Champion. He's coming off a victory over Bobby Lashley at WWE Raw XXX. He is scheduled to participate in the WWE Royal Rumble.
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