Grayson Waller and Austin Theory have become friends since they became a team in WWE. Despite their blossoming bromance, Theory was clearly forced to fend for himself on the September 15 WWE SmackDown event, where he was double-teamed by Pat McAfee and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. On WWE’s The Bump, Waller was asked why he didn’t give Theory any help that night.
Waller claimed he was removing an object from his car when the chaos began. “First of all, Austin destroyed The Rock with the microphone,” Waller said. “It’s been a long time since The Rock has been in the ring and I think he’s not the same as he used to be. Austin, he put it on the ground, man. For myself, I left something in my car. Start of the show, I’m like, “I’m going to go (get it), I’m in the main event with John Cena.” Then I come back, suddenly people are talking about Rock. I didn’t even know he was there. It’s not my fault, and then when he came backstage, he ran. He walked past all the fans in the hall. locker room who wanted an autograph and a photo, and he got straight on the bus with Pat McAfee. They disappeared to Colorado because The Rock didn’t want Grayson Waller.”
This isn’t the first time Waller has made a bold statement about “The People’s Champion.” In July, Waller said his Madison Square Garden debut was better than The Rock’s, prompting them to exchange pictures on social media. Following the conclusion of their interaction, Waller invited Rock to be a guest on “The Grayson Waller Effect” so that he could raise his stock, or rather, get a “Grayson Waller prank”.
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