Since he was called up to the main roster, Theory has been booked strongly as Vince McMahon saw him as the next John Cena. With Vince gone from WWE after he resigned amid the hush money scandal, there was speculation that Triple H might not push Theory the same way as his father-in-law did.
Before Triple H took over as head of creative, WWE was doing a feud between Dolph Ziggler and Theory. The idea was for Ziggler, a veteran, to help Theory with his in-ring work.
As seen on Monday’s Raw, Johnny Gargano returned to the company, and now the plan appears to be for Gargano to feud with Theory. While speaking on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Triple H is also high on Theory and is still seen as a future top star.
“I guess Dolph Ziggler is kind of the odd man out because they were gonna run with Ziggler and Theory at all the (house) shows to give Theory… the idea is to give Theory opponents that will give him experience because Theory is the one that they really want to groom. It appears [Paul] Levesque hasn’t done anything to change that. They like the guy, good size, good look, very good athlete, just needs ring work.”
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WWE star still being groomed for top spot – Wrestling News