Former WWE manager Dutch Mantell recently said popular star Theory was not part of the RAW and SmackDown tapings this week.
The youngest Mr. Money in the Bank was last seen at SummerSlam, where he competed in a losing effort against United States Champion Bobby Lashley. He also attempted to cash out his contract, but the attempt was thwarted by an F5 from Brock Lesnar in the main event.
Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s post-show review, Smack TalkMantell mentioned that WWE seems to have dampened Theory’s push after Mr. McMahon’s retirement.
Here’s what Mantell had to say:
“They didn’t stop him but they slowed him down.” (25:27-25:30)
After learning of his uncle’s death, the wrestling veteran said some TV-free time could do the Money in the Bank winner some good. He clarified that whereabouts speculation meant fans were talking about him, which was a good thing for the young superstar.
“My condolences to the family. But the fact that he’s missing a week, I think, doesn’t hurt him. It might actually work in his favour. That’s what we need. Sometimes if someone one’s gone and no one misses him, what does that tell you? He’s not finished. That’s exactly what he’s telling you. But I said, “Where’s Theory tonight?” I said that too. It means he’s housed and he’s associated with the best guys there. So if he’s not there, I wonder what happened “, added Mantell. (From 25:59 to 26:33)
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Theory posted a heartfelt message about her uncle on Instagram
Last week, Theory took to social media to update fans on his uncle’s untimely demise.
The former United States Champion shared a warm message for his uncle and some throwback photos. It is obvious that the latter has been a huge source of strength and support throughout the career of the star.
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