Road Dogg says it doesn’t matter to him that Austin Theory lost so much as Mr. Money In The Bank, the star was getting over by wrestling great matches.
WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has caused a stir in recent weeks with his opinions on the virtues of sports entertainment compared to pro wrestling and maintains that he is a better sports entertainer than Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart.
Speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, the former DX man has indicated that the qualities of a good wrestling match might not be completely off his radar as he thinks Austin Theory was getting over with his in-ring work despite losing a whole lot of bouts:
“Sometimes, people get over defeats. If you think about Austin Theory, working a bunch, having great matches, hadn’t won any of them. I don’t think about that. This is where I’m going to anger more people. Austin Theory is putting on some bangers. Don’t you get over by having great matches?”
“If wrestling is so good and profitable and marketable, then why isn’t his ability to wrestle greatly getting him over? I would argue that it is getting him over. The kid is a stud athlete, good-looking, and can go. Sure, he’s losing some matches, so has Seth Rollins, so has everybody.”
Although Theory lost his Money In The Bank briefcase with his failed cash in on Seth Rollins for the US Title, Road Dogg says that when a star has the briefcase, it doesn’t matter how much they lose because they always have the chance to win the big one when it counts:
“His character is getting established. He’s going to put on great wrestling matches. He lost the briefcase, to me, that was the thing that kept his heat. Now, I don’t want to see him lose so much. When you have that briefcase, you can beat me every day until Sunday, but at the right time, when that champion is down on his luck just enough, here I come, and that’s all you have to say in every promo.”
“‘You got beat last week, how do you feel?’ ‘I feel I’m the youngest ever Money in the Bank winner and I’m going to cash this in and become the champion, how do you feel?’ My point was, he’s putting on great matches. I will watch next week when he has a great one, I probably know he’s going to lose, but I don’t care because he’s going to have a great match.”