At a recent WWE SuperShow, the wrestling world was treated to a surprise as Austin Theory, a rising star in the company, playfully reignited his rivalry with none other than the legendary 16-time World Champion, John Cena. While Cena is currently immersed in a fierce feud with The Bloodline, Theory couldn’t resist taking an unsolicited jab at his former adversary, showcasing that their history together still resonates.
The backstory to this unexpected development harks back to the lead-up to WrestleMania 39 when Austin Theory and John Cena were embroiled in a high-stakes rivalry, with the United States Championship at the center of their conflict. Theory, at that time, managed to retain his United States Title against the iconic Cena at the grandest stage of them all. Despite the passage of time and other career achievements, it seems that Theory hasn’t let go of his memorable encounters with the Cenation Leader.
The stage for the latest chapter in their ongoing saga was set at the WWE SuperShow held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Theory squared off against LA Knight in a match that had garnered significant anticipation from fans. However, it was before the bout even commenced that Austin Theory made a cheeky reference to John Cena’s signature “You Can’t See Me” hand gesture, an iconic move associated with the 16-time World Champion.
Social media quickly caught wind of Theory’s playful taunt, as a fan recorded the moment on video. Theory didn’t waste any time, promptly sharing the video on his Instagram story, ensuring that fans and followers alike were privy to his light-hearted dig at Cena. This act effectively breathed fresh life into their longstanding rivalry and had fans speculating about the possibility of a rematch.
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While Austin Theory may have lost the United States Championship to Rey Mysterio on an episode of SmackDown in August 2023, his trajectory within WWE remains promising. His star power was further underscored when he engaged in a memorable encounter with none other than The Rock on a recent edition of SmackDown. This interaction demonstrated Theory’s potential as a rising star within the company.
As for the prospect of a rematch with John Cena, only time will tell. Their previous encounter at WrestleMania left fans with a lasting memory of Theory successfully defending his United States Title against Cena. With Theory’s recent jest, it’s evident that he’s keeping the door open for a future showdown, keeping the wrestling community intrigued and eager for more.
The playful homage to Cena’s iconic gesture has fueled speculation about the future of this ongoing rivalry, leaving fans to wonder if and when they’ll cross paths once more.