Austin Theory would love to face Roman Reigns: "We gotta get ready for Tribal Theory"

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Theory also shares what Cena told him after WrestleMania. 

Dating back to Survivor Series: WarGames, Austin Theory has been reigning as WWE United States Champion. Since winning the title, he’s had 10 defenses.

His next one is coming up this Friday on SmackDown when he faces LWO’s Santos Escobar. Ahead of the show, Theory appeared on The Babyfaces Podcast and was asked what John Cena-adjacent name would he like to share the ring with next. 

He named Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and said it’s time to get ready for ‘Tribal Theory’. 

For me, I would say my next one (big opponent), Roman Reigns. That’s definitely the next person I’d love to be in the ring with. Yeah, I mean, you know, we gotta get ready for Tribal Theory. So… (he laughed)

At WrestleMania 39, Theory picked up a win over John Cena. He shared what Cena told him after the match: 

Post-match, it was a really cool moment (between John Cena & myself). He just told me to enjoy this day and enjoy this moment and literally, there was no stress that day, whatsoever. I wasn’t nervous. I was just — everything that prepared me for that moment, everything that I had to go out there and perform, I felt like I had it and that was something really cool but something that John says that you could say a lot of people say but it’s so true is just not being afraid to fail and betting on yourself and just going for it and a lot of times, that’s what holds a lot of us back from things is us just worried about this or that and it might not even be you. You might believe in yourself and just because one person has an opinion, it bothers you and it sets you off and that’s the biggest thing. It’s just don’t be afraid to fail. It’s gonna be a ride. It’s gonna go up, it’s gonna go down but, just continuing to press forward.

To read Cena’s thoughts about the match at WrestleMania, head over to this link

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit The Babyfaces Podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.