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 and currently holds the Money In The Bank briefcase. He is also a former United States Champion.
Austin White aka Austin Theory was born in Atlanta on 2nd August, 1997. Growing up, his favourite professional wrestler was John Cena. He wanted to become a professional wrestler since he was 8 years old. When he was 17, he won the NPC Georgia Bodybuilding Championship in the Teen Category in 2017.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Austin Theory's Championships and Accomplishments
Number of Times
The Crash Heavyweight Championship
FIP World Heavyweight Championship
FSPW Heavyweight Championship
WWA4 Heavyweight Championship
PWA Heritage Championship
XWA Heavyweight Championship
WWE United States Championship
Money In the Bank Winner
FAQs on Austin Theory
Q1. What is Austin Theory's real name?
Austin Theory's real name is Austin White.
Q2. How much does Austin Theory earn in WWE?
Austin Theory earns $150,000 in WWE.
Q3. Who created Austin Theory's theme song?
Austin Theory's theme song A-Down Town is created by def rebel.