Stone Cold Steve Austin Takes Social Media By Storm for All the Hilarious Reasons

Published 04/12/2022, 4:30 PM EDT
HOUSTON – APRIL 05: Stone Cold Steve Austin salutes the crowd one last time at “WrestleMania 25” at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levy/WireImage)

We have seen WWE changing and shortening the names of their superstars lately. They have done this many times in the company’s history. For example, they changed The Rattlesnake’s name from The Ringmaster to Stone Cold Steve Austin back in the 90s. 


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In recent years, superstars like Matt Riddle became Riddle, Antonio Cesaro became Cesaro, Big E Langston became Big E, and last week Raquel Gonzalez’s name was changed to Raquel Rodriguez.


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The RAW episode saw one more shortening of the name for a WWE superstar. Austin Theory’s name was changed to just Theory. This created a buzz around the WWE universe. WWE posted it on their official Twitter account saying, “Actually … you can just call me THEORY. @austintheory1 sets the record straight on #WWERaw.”

Austin Theory had come to WWE Official Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville to ask for his match against Finn Balor for the US Championship. There he told them to call him only Theory from now on, as it was his name.

Sean Ross Sapp shared a tweet regarding this saying, “They’ve made Austin Theory’s name “Theory”.

Fans shared their reactions below this tweet in the comments, which made Stone Cold Steve Austin go trending. This is an unusual trend for The Rattlesnake.

Stone Cold Steve Austin goes trending when fans shared their reaction to Austin Theory’s name change

The WWE Universe shared their reactions, which was funny. Also, some of them were regarding Stone Cold giving a stunner to theory.


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This fan’s tweet was like WWE’s remove the ‘F’ commercial said, “Stone Cold Steve Austin stunned the “Austin” out of Austin Theory”.

This fan said, “But Austin Theory is just Theory now so he doesn’t get confused with stone cold I guess 1 step forward 2 back.”

This fans tweeted and shared a picture with some humor, “Stone Cold Steve Austin Theory.”

This fan said, “My guess is now that Stonecold Steve Austin had his #WrestleMania match. They now think they can have him work more matches most likely in Saudi Arabia later this year which is why Austin Theory had to lose his first name.”

This fan said, “Damn Stone Cold Stunner’d @austintheory1’s first name out of existence #WWE #MondayNightRaw.”

Austin Theory will have a match for the US Championship

Austin Theory on the latest RAW episode asked for a match for the US Championship against Finn Balor. Adam Pearce gave his approval for the match for the title next week.

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Later it was confirmed on the official WWE Twitter, “Next Monday on #WWERaw@FinnBalor defends the #USTitle against Theory!”.


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Theory pinned Finn Balor last week on RAW in a 6-man tag team match that included RK-Bro and The Usos.

What do you think about this opportunity for Theory? Will he win the US Championship next week? Let us know in the comments.



Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.