Road Dogg Defends Austin Theory's Booking As Mr Money In The Bank
James didn't 'care' if Theory was losing as long as he was having good matches
WWE Hall of Famer Brian 'Road Dogg' James has defended the way Austin Theory was booked while he held the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Theory attempted to cash in his guaranteed title shot on then-United States Champion Seth Rollins on the November 7 episode of Raw, but failed to do so successfully after being attacked by Bobby Lashley.
Previous attempts to cash it in had been thwarted on multiple occasions and Theory had predominantly lost his matches since winning the briefcase.
Speaking on his Oh...You Didn't Know podcast, James defended the decision to have Theory lose so frequently, noting that he was having good matches in the process.
"Sometimes, people get over through 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".
Continuing, James said:
"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."
Theory won the US Title in a triple-threat match with Rollins and Lashley at Survivor Series last weekend.