The theory stated he would face John Cena for the Men’s Money in the Bank. However, John Cena challenged that idea away last week on Monday’s Night Raw. Dave Meltzer also noted in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE doesn’t plan for Cena to perform at SummerSlam in any capacity and his next WWE appearance will not be in the foreseeable future.
Without Cena being involved, Theory will likely lord over the rest of the Monday Night Raw roster for a while and potentially tease a cash-in against either Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship in SummerSlam’s main event. However, is he ready to get that kind of push right now? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.
The New York Post interviewed Theory who discussed advice he’s received from John Cena, as well as remaining optimistic that they will eventually fight.
“It depends on the project,” Theory said. “Typically it’s work-related and how can you improve this or what looks better to you here. Honestly man, not even advice he’s given me but I think just his character. Watching him as I was growing up, the whole ‘Never give up’ [slogan.] As cheesy as people may think that sounds, that mentality, that never-give-up mentality is what really helped me through my life and really got me to this point. And I think a lot of people who see me as the 24-year-old United States champion, the youngest in WWE history, and how I’ve gotten here so far is that mindset, that never-give-up attitude. That’s something that’s been an inspiration to me and that’s definitely somebody that’s a big influence on me and helps me guide my way.”