Austin Theory

Austin Theory

Personal Information

Full Name Austin White
Date of Birth August 2, 1997
Nationality American
Birth Place Atlanta suburb of McDonough, Georgia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song A-Town Down
Debut May 5, 2016
Austin Theory: A Brief Biography

Austin White is an American professional wrestler and bodybuilder signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as Austin Theory. He is currently assigned to RAW. He is the current United States Champion in his second reign and is also a former Mr. Money in the Bank and the first person to cash-in the briefcase on a Non-world championship.

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Early Life

Austin White was born on August 2nd, 1997, in McDonough, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up, he was an avid fan of professional wrestling and cited John Cena as a significant influence on his passion for the sport. From the young age of eight, he aspired to join WWE and become a professional wrestler.

In addition to his passion for wrestling, Theory was also interested in bodybuilding. At the age of 17, he placed first in the Teen Men category at the NPC Georgia Bodybuilding Championship in 2015, showcasing his dedication to fitness and athleticism.

Outside of wrestling and bodybuilding, not much is known about Theory's early life. However, his dedication to his passions has made him a rising star in the wrestling industry, and he continues to work hard toward achieving his dreams.

Professional Wrestling Career

Independent Circuit (2016-2019)

In 2016, White began his professional wrestling career at WWA4. He began wrestling as Austin Theory for several promotions. Theory has worked for several promotions, such as WWA4, Progress Wrestling, FIP, The Crash, and other Mexican promotions. In 2019, Theory signed with WWE.


WWE (2019-Present)

RAW (2019-2020)

In 2020, Theory was moved to the main roster and teamed up with Angel Garza and Andrade. They heavily featured the trio on RAW in tag team matches. At WrestleMania 36, Theory and Garza faced The Street Profits and lost. In May, Andrade and Garza kicked him out of the faction. Later that night, he allegedly joined Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy. By June, they sent Theory back to NXT.


NXT (2020-2021)

After wrestling two matches in NXT, Theory returned to the brand in August. He quickly aligned himself with Johnny Gargano and helped him win the North American Championship at TakeOver WarGames. Austin Theory, Candice LeRae, Indie Hartwell, and Johnny Gargano created a stable called The Way.

In 2021, Gargano and Theory entered the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic but lost. Theory often assisted the remaining members in their matches. In July, Theory was abducted by Dexter Lumis during their storyline. At InDex Wedding, Theory returned and reunited with the family.


Mr. McMahon mentors Austin Theory (2021-Present)

Austin Theory and Mr. McMahon summon The Brood : r/Wrasslin
Vince mentored Theory for months

In October, Theory was drafted to RAW. After a series of losses, Theory met Vince McMahon. At Survivor Series, Theory joined Team RAW and won. Later that night, Theory stole the golden egg from the show. On RAW, Vince McMahon slapped him and became his on-screen mentor. He is currently involved in a storyline with McMahon and scheduled to enter the rumble match. At WrestleMania 38, Theory lost to Pat McAfee. He defeated Finn Balor on 18 April episode of RAW to win the United States Championship.

He sqaured off against the likes of Mustafa Ali and Bobby Lashley, and was assisted by Ciampa and The Alpha Academy. He lost the title 75 days later to Bobby Lashley at Money In The Bank. On the same event, he was added to the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, which he won.

On the 2022 SummerSlam, Theory tried to cash-in his MITB contract when the match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar was underway. He failed to cash-in his contract as Mr. MITB was ambushed by Lesnar, Reigns and the Usos, one by one. Theory recently confronted his former NXT friend Johnny Gargano, who made his return to the company after nine months.


Theory was renamed back to Austin Theory on the RAW before Clash at the Castle. At the event, he tried to cash in his MITB briefcase in the main event match between Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns. However, he was attacked by Tyson Fury before he could do so.

On the RAW after the event, Austin was intervened by Kevin Owens, who then made fun of Theory for getting knocked out by Tyson Fury. Later, Theory faced Kevin Owens in a hard-hitting match where he lost.

On the 7th November edition of RAW, Theory cashed in his MITB contract on Seth Rollins for the U.S. Championship after Bobby Lashley ambushed him. Rollins fought back with all his energy but Austin gained the upper hand. When Theory was about to win the title, Bobby Lashley broke the pin. Lashley then attacked Austin. Seth saw the opportunity and scored a victory over Austin.

At Survivor Series 2022, Theory defeated Rollins and Lashley to become the new United States Champion. He would then go on to defend the gold against Ali, Rollins and Lashley in singles matches in January. Theory entered the 2023 Men's Royal Rumble at #25 and was eliminated by the eventual winner Cody Rhodes. Then, the United States Championship was defended for the first time in the Elimination Chamber match in the eponymous event.

At the event, Theory defeated Bronson Reed, Seth Rollins, Montez Ford, Damian Priest and Johnny Gargano to retain the title. On the March 6th episode of RAW, John Cena made his return to WWE where he was interrupted by Theory, who laid a challenge for WrestleMania Hollywood. Cena was initially reluctant, but anyways accepted for the match.

The two battled it out at the Night One of the event. While the referee was mistakenly knocked out, Cena had Theory locked in the STF where the latter tapped out, but the referee didn't saw it. Theory used the situation to give a low blow to Cena followed by A-Town Down to chalk the victory. On the April 21st episode of SmackDown, it was announced that Theory would defend his title at WWE Backlash against Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed in a triple threat contest.

Austin Theory's Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
The Crash Heavyweight Championship1
Evolve Championship1
FIP World Heavyweight Championship1
FSPW Heavyweight Championship1
WWN Championship2
WWA4 Heavyweight Championship1
PWA Heritage Championship1
XWA Heavyweight Championship1
WWE United States Championship2 (Present)
Money In the Bank Winner2022

Austin Theory's Net Worth

Austin Theory has had a successful career in professional wrestling, earning a net worth estimated to be around 5 million dollars. He has earned this through his success in the ring, as well as his work as a bodybuilder and social media influencer. As a rising star in the industry, his net worth is expected to continue to grow in the future.

Austin Theory News

Austin Theory teases a new faction on WWE SmackDown; gets first major win as a team
Austin Theory teases a new faction on WWE SmackDown; gets first major win as a team
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29-year-old WWE star should be the man to finally dethrone Austin Theory
John Cena\'s former rival reacts to hitting 185 days as champion in WWE
John Cena's former rival reacts to hitting 185 days as champion in WWE
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Austin Theory's real name is Austin White.

Austin Theory's theme song A-Down Town is created by def rebel.

Austin Theory's biceps is around 19 inches.

Austin Theory is billed at 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)

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Last Modified Jun 3, 2023 07:21 IST