Jim Cornette has had his say on Austin Theory’s failed cash-in of his Money In The Bank as he joined a select few who have failed with their title shot.
On the 7th of November edition of Monday Night Raw, Austin Theory made history when he decided to cash in his Money In The Bank contract on United States Champion, Seth Rollins. Rollins had been taken out by Bobby Lashley, leaving him a prone target for Theory but worse was to come for the 25-year-old star.
An irate Lashley returned and took out Theory as well, leaving Rollins to barely make the cover but pick up the win and retain his title. Austin Theory now joins the list of John Cena, Baron Corbin, and Damien Sandow as those that have cashed in Money In The Bank and failed to win the title they were after.
Speaking on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette – who has often shown his support for Austin Theory – had a lot to say about the failed cash-in:
“So there’s 10 minutes left in the show, and here comes Austin Theory with the Money in the Bank briefcase. And we go to break. And when we come back, Seth is still down selling on the floor and a doctor is checking on him. And everything that can be done to a human being has been done to this man’s f*cking anatomy in the past five minutes right? And that’s when Theory decides to cash in his briefcase for the first time ever. The winner does not cash in the briefcase for one of the world titles but for the United States title. Okay, maybe it’s personal with him, Theory was the US champion before.”
“So, he then cashes it, he tosses Seth Rollins in the ring. And they ring the bell and Theory hits him with a big punch, boom, looks good. Cover 1 2 kick out. And then a suplex 1 2 kick out. And then he hits a pedigree, 1 2 kick out. And then Rollins backdrops Theory over the top rope and then starts making a comeback on him. He hits a powerbomb, and a super kick and a forearm to the skull and Theory comes out and hits another. I don’t know what you call that.”
“He hits whatever he hits where he picks him up like a suplex drops him with the back of his head on his knee. And he covered him and Lashley is there and pulls the referee out and beats up Theory and posts him a time or two and puts him into hurt lock and Theory is f*cking pretty much out cold.”
“Then Seth is selling and Lashley walks off and the referee starts counting because Theory is gonna get counted out. And at nine Theory suddenly and again, this was I’m sure told to him to do in the finish. He jumps the f*ck up and rolls back in the ring and Seth Rollins comes alive and hits him with a curb stomp 123.”
“What the f*ck did I just [see]? In so many ways it is like what the f*ck did Theory do? And who thought, I don’t understand if he had crawled for that first eight of the nine-count toward the ring and tried to make his way in or whatever. But he’s laying there motionless.”
“And then suddenly he f*cking pops up and rolls in and Rollins is alive after all the sh*t that was done to Rollins, Theory can win three or four different things, but now he can’t beat him. Then the pop-up out of nowhere and the curb stomp 123, the unsuccessful cash-in, and even a corpse. Theory couldn’t even beat a guy that was on death’s door from being pummelling by one of the biggest stars in the company.”
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