Everybody knows that a Money in the Bank win can change a wrestler’s career, and earlier this year Austin Theory secured himself a title shot when he won the briefcase. For months Theory teased that he was going to cash in on Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, but ultimately that didn’t happen.

A few weeks ago Austin Theory decided to cash in on Seth Rollins and he unfortunately failed to win the United States Championship. Since then Theory has undergone a major character change and he also secured the US Title when he faced Rollins and Bobby Lashley in a triple threat match at Survivor Series.

The current United States Champion recently spoke to City News Ottawa about his big character change while noting that he thinks he’s developing into a star who can step up to Roman Reigns.

“The cocky, arrogant, douchy persona just really gets under people’s skin, and it did its purpose. And having the Money in the Bank contract and the way that character was, there’s a little bit of a ceiling there just because when you look at Roman Reigns being so unstoppable and everything.”

“Whoever is going to beat Roman Reigns, it’s gotta be someone that is really going to beat Roman Reigns and not just by some luck, and I think the chapter that Austin Theory is headed now is setting him up to build to being that qualifier to stand toe to toe with Roman Reigns.”