Several wrestling stars came under the radar during the #SpeakingOut movement that recently took place online. WWE had to fire several superstars from NXT UK, while major indie stars like Joey Ryan, Jimmy Havoc, etc. also faced allegations by several women stars.
WWE’s main-roster wasn’t unaffected by this movement, as RAW star Austin Theory faced allegations by a 16-year-old on Twitter. The minor said that Theory approached her in 2018 when she was just 13 and sent her inappropriate messages. She also included several screenshots in her tweet.
Neither Theory nor WWE responded to these allegations, but Theory has been inexplicably missing from WWE programming. Theory was a part of Seth Rollins’ disciples along with Murphy but hasn’t been seen on the red brand in recent weeks.
Wrestling Observer Radio noted that WWE is trying to keep him away for a short while and will probably bring him back soon, similar to how they dealt with Velveteen Dream on NXT.
“There’s an allegation against him and then he disappeared. It’s not an injury or anything like that. Is that why? [WWE] may go and say he had a car accident. I think that Seth Rollins said that – he used some term like ‘personal reason’ and he’ll be back so I presume that it’s a Patrick Clark [Velveteen Dream] type of story.”
Austin Theory signed with WWE last year and made his main-roster debut earlier this year at WrestleMania. RAW’s former Executive director, Paul Heyman, was reportedly looking to push Theory, but those plans are currently halted.