‘It Was John Cena…’: Austin Theory Reflects On WrestleMania 39 Win
Austin Theory’s victory over John Cena at WrestleMania 39 was a historic moment for the United States Champion and he can’t stop reminiscing about it.
in a recent conversation with NBC Chicago, Theory recalled the high voltage encounter against Cena. He joked that it was an honor for Cena to share the ring with him.
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“John Cena’s dream come true to step into the ring with Austin Theory. Sure, at the age of eight, he was my inspiration and motivation to become a WWE Superstar, but when I got here, I’ Man, I was like, ‘I’m so good at this.’ I am the greatest United States Champion,” Theory said.
On a serious note, Theory cited Cena as her inspiration. He added that it was a full circle moment for him at WrestleMania as the former 16-time World Champion was his childhood hero.
“To have that opportunity and moment, just to stop time, and to be in the ring with John Cena, someone like that, I remember when I was leaving a wrestling show and John Cena was on it, who was the host of Raw. I was doing advertising. I was like, ‘Man, who is that?’ I remember watching the next week and I wouldn’t stop watching every single Monday and it was John Cena that inspired me. That full circle moment at WrestleMania and beating him, it’s so surreal,” Theory added.
At Backlash 2023, Theory would defend her title against Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed in a triple threat match. He has held the title since becoming the champion at Survivor Series 2022.