Welcome back. The wrestling world has been all over the place this year and that does not seem to be changing anytime soon. It is the kind of thing that no one could have seen coming with all kinds of things going on at once. First up was the Coronavirus which hit everything at once, but then came the SpeakingOut movement, which hit the wrestling business specifically. Now we have another step in the situation.
The interesting part of the fallout from the situation was seeing how different wrestlers were punished for their actions in the whole thing. Some of them were punished more severely, mainly because different people were accused of different things. There were some careers more or less wiped out all at once, but there were some which were just put on hold. One of the latter seems to be continuing after some time away.
This week on NXT, Austin Theory made his return to WWE television for the first time since June. Theory threw his hat into the NXT North American Title hunt by saying that he wanted the first shot at new champion Damian Priest. This comes after Theory faced SpeakingOut allegations of his own. He had previously been on Monday Night Raw after he had been brought up to the main roster as a replacement for an injured Andrade at WrestleMania 36.
Theory has star power. Check out what he can do in the ring:
Opinion: I’m not sure what to think of this but Theory is a talented star who was not ready to be up on the main roster just yet. He is still in his early twenties and needs to be down in developmental a little bit longer. That isn’t the worst thing in the world for him and he has been gone for a good while. I’m not sure what is next for him, but assuming he has been cleared of the accusations against him, the sky could be the limit for him in NXT.
What do you think of Theory? How far can he go in NXT? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!