Austin Theory has opened up about working closely with Vince McMahon during the Golden Egg storyline.
The Rock’s 25th anniversary was celebrated during Survivor Series 2021, with The Great One gifting Vince McMahon a Golden Egg worth $100m.
During the event, the Egg was stolen, forcing an angry McMahon to demand the culprit be found. Which turned out to be none other than Austin Theory.
In a strange turn of events, McMahon rewarded the thieving Theory with a WWE Championship match against Bobby Lashley.
The Golden Egg idea was created as a partnership to promote Red Notice, a Netflix release starring The Rock.
“The egg started everything. I just heard, ‘Mr. McMahon wants to film this segment with an egg.’ I heard about it, it was him arriving with the egg and the story was somebody stole the egg. Literally, that day they were like, ‘You stole the egg.’ ‘I stole the egg, alright.’ We filmed the segment with Vince and I was super nervous for that. ‘I stole the egg? $100 million egg? Alright.'”
I’m trying to figure all this out and it’s my first thing with Vince. It was almost like anytime we filmed anything, it felt so fast. We’d do it and that would be it. Onto the next one. Especially, WrestleMania was interesting because we had no idea if we were going to have Vince in the match until like the night before. I remember that day showing up, I met Stone Cold for the first time. ‘Hey, how’s it going, Austin, nice to meet you.’ ‘Hey, nice to meet you, I’ll be seeing you later tonight.'”
“He got on the golf cart and kept driving. ‘What is going on?’ I got to Gorilla, he told me the business, that’s it. Went out there and he gave me that look,”
Despite losing his Championship opportunity, Austin Theory has gained his revenge by retaining the US Title beating Lashley on last week’s Raw XXX.
The on screen collaboration between McMahon and Theory grew with the protegee winning the Money In The Bank briefcase and continued up to last years Wrestlemania, with Theory gaining a win over Pat McAffee before WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin stunned the pair.
H/t to Fightful