Austin Theory became the youngest Money in the Bank holder in WWE history on July 2nd. The 25-year-old superstar has since struggled to win matches and lost his United States Championship opportunity against Bobby Lashley.
Austin Theory turned his luck around when he ended his 50-day losing streak by defeating Mustafa Ali on this past week’s edition of Monday Night Raw. Despite the victory, many are still doubtful the young superstar will become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion anytime soon.
Austin Theory May Be Holding Onto The Briefcase For A Long While
WrestleVotes spoke exclusively with GiveMeSport about a potential never-seen-before idea regarding Theory’s Money in the Bank cash-in. Although Theory has recently teased cashing-in on NXT Champion Bron Breakker, the reported idea is to have Theory wait until next year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view to cash-in the briefcase.
“There is an idea that he is the first guy to wait a full year, like the day of or let’s say night of Money in the Bank next year. That’s the storyline, like ‘you have to cash this in in two and a half hours. You have to cash this in in 90 minutes.’ That type of thing. I know that idea is on the table.”
There has never been a situation where the Money in the Bank holder had only a few hours to become a world champion. Carmella is the longest Money in the Bank holder with 287 days. Behind her is the inaugural briefcase winner, Edge, who waited 280 days before successfully cashing-in on John Cena at New Year’s Revolution.
If Austin Theory were to wait until next year’s event, he’d definitely break Carmella’s record. It’s worth noting that WrestleVotes didn’t clarify whether Theory would actually become Undisputed WWE Universal Champion or if he’d fail his cash-in. The report also didn’t suggest whether Triple H is the one pitching for Theory to hold onto the briefcase for this long.
We’ll see if Theory does maintain his status as Mr. Money in the Bank going into next year’s event. Now that he’s earning victories again, perhaps Theory is on his way to cashing-in sooner rather than later.
H/T – GiveMeSport