Last year at WrestleMania current WWE announcer Pat McAfee stepped into the ring when he defeated Austin Theory on the Grandest Stage of Them All. In the weeks leading up to WrestleMania it was rumored that Vince McMahon could be competing, and that’s exactly what happened when Vince faced Pat McAfee in an impromptu match after McAfee defeated Theory.
Austin Theory recently reflected on his time working with Vince McMahon during an appearance on Busted Open Radio, and he noted that he didn’t know that Vince was going to have a match until the night before.
“The egg started everything. I just heard, ‘Mr. McMahon wants to film this segment with an egg.’ I heard about it, it was him arriving with the egg and the story was somebody stole the egg. Literally, that day they were like, ‘You stole the egg.’ ‘I stole the egg, alright.’ We filmed the segment with Vince and I was super nervous for that. ‘I stole the egg? $100 million egg? Alright.’ I’m trying to figure all this out and it’s my first thing with Vince. It was almost like anytime we filmed anything, it felt so fast. We’d do it and that would be it. Onto the next one.
Especially, WrestleMania was interesting because we had no idea if we were going to have Vince in the match until like the night before. I remember that day showing up, I met Stone Cold for the first time. ‘Hey, how’s it going, Austin, nice to meet you.’ ‘Hey, nice to meet you, I’ll be seeing you later tonight.’ He got on the golf cart and kept driving. ‘What is going on?’ I got to Gorilla, he told me the business, that’s it. Went out there and he gave me that look.”
Currently Austin Theory is the current WWE United States Champion but it’s not clear what the company has planned for him at WrestleMania this year. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.