Austin Theory has had an impressive 2022.
Back in April, Theory won his very first WWE United States Championship after taking out Finn Balor, however, he would go on to lose title at Money in the Bank to Bobby Lashley.
Then, some luck would strike when he became a surprise eighth member that was entered into the men’s Money in the Bank bout later during the Premium Live Event, courtesy of Vince McMahon — McMahon became interested in Theory after he stole his Cleopatra’s Egg at Survivor Series in 2021. Ultimately, Theory grabbed the briefcase to become Mr. Money in the Bank.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to cash in his MITB contract on Roman Reigns, as well as teasing that he might challenge Bron Breakker for his NXT Championship, he finally cashed in his briefcase to try to win Seth Rollins’ WWE United States Championship during the November 7, 2022 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw — this coming after Bobby Lashley was worn down by Seth Rollins. However, Rollins retained after Lashley attacked Theory during the bout.
At WWE Survivor Series, Austin Theory had another shot at the WWE United States Championship in a three-way match against both then-current champion Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley, again winning the title to become a two-time U.S. Champion after landing a pinfall victory over Rollins.
Austin Theory celebrated his accomplishments this year by taking to social media posting two photos — one from 2012 and one from recently — comparing his body transformation that has largely impressed the WWE Universe.
Where it started
2012 to 2022
Enjoy the Process 🚀 pic.twitter.com/k3eF1HNa6S
— Austin Theory (@_Theory1) November 24, 2022