• Reason Behind Vince McMahon Changing Austin Theory’s Name
On last night’s RAW, Adam Pearce & Sonya Deville announced that next week Kevin Owens will give Ezekiel a Lie Detector Test.
Also, Finn Balor will defend his United States Title against THEORY. That’s right – Austin Theory’s name has been shortened to just THEORY.
— WWE (@WWE) April 12, 2022
According to the Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon removed Austin from Theory’s name after Theory had a brawl with Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38.
Austin gave Theory a Stunner on Night 2. The Commentator during this spot said “Austin stuns Austin”.
Vince doesn’t want fans to get confused and ended up changing Theory’s name.
— WrestleFeed (@WrestleFeedApp) April 12, 2022
Below are some of the recent WWE name changes:
1. WALTER to Gunther
2. Ludwig Kaiser to Marcel Barthel
3. Raquel Gonzalez to Raquel Rodriguez
WATCH: Sonya Deville Shows Off Her Buns:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 12, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Albert vs. Spike Dudley
2. Chyna vs. Ivory
3. Kurt Angle, Christian, Edge & William Regal vs. Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho
4. Hardcore Holly vs. Rhyno
5. Kane & The Undertaker vs. The Big Show & Kaientai
6. Test vs. Val Venis
7. Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H