June 17, 2021


Austin White is a 23-year-old professional wrestler and bodybuilder from McDonough, Georgia. He is currently signed to the WWE and performs on NXT under the ring name, Austin Theory.

Before starting his wrestling career, White placed first in the NPC Georgia Bodybuilding Championship Teen Men category at the age of 17 in 2015.

The following year, in May 2016, Austin made his professional wrestling debut as Austin Theory at a WWA4 event where he defeated AR Fox to win the WWA4 Heavyweight Championship.

Theory also wrestled for World Wrestling Network and EVOLVE. At Evolve 97, Theory defeated Fred Yehi to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship. In April 2018, at Evolve 103, he defeated Keith Lee to capture the WWN Championship. Theory lost the WWN Championship to Joey Janela at Evolve 106. On September 30 at Accelerate, he lost the FIP World Heavyweight Championship to Anthony Henry.

Austin Theory’s WWE Contract & Debut

Austin Theory was signed to a WWE developmental contract in August 2019. Theory was assigned to the Performance Center in Florida. He made his in-ring NXT debut on December 25 when he accepted an open challenge by Roderick Strong for the NXT North American Championship. Theory failed to win the match.

Austin Theory made his main roster debut at the end of March 2020 on an episode of RAW. At WrestleMania 36, he wrestled with Angel Garza as a replacement for Andrade in a losing match for the RAW Tag Team Championship against the Street Profits.

Austin Theory’s Return to NXT

In August 2020, Austin Theory was re-assigned to WWE NXT. He made his NXT re-debut on August 26 where he interrupted Bronson Reed. On the September 8th episode of NXT, Theory was defeated by Reed. Following his re-debut, Theory spent most of his time in NXT as an enhancement talent. He lost matches to Kushida, Dexter Lumis and others.

At NXT TakeOver: War Games, Austin Theory revealed that he was the newest member of the Gargano family when he assisted Gargano in winning the NXT North American Championship. Theory then appeared on the December 9th episode revealing he was part of a villainous faction called “The Way” with Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae (Gargano’s wife) and Indi Hartwell.

Austin Theory
Austin Theory


Birth Name: Austin White
Born: August 2, 1997, McDonough, Georgia, USA
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Ring Name(s): Austin Theory
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing Move(s): ATL, Ataxia, Standing Moonsault, backbreaker, RP1

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Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Black Gate Wrestling
    • Black Gate Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • The Crash Lucha Libre
    • The Crash Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Evolve
    • Evolve Championship (1 time)
  • Full Impact Pro
    • FIP World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Fire Star Pro Wrestling
    • FSPW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Mucha Lucha Atlanta
    • MLA Global Championship (1 time)
  • National Championship Wrestling
    • NCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Peachstate Wrestling Alliance
    • PWA Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Network
    • WWN Championship (2 times)
  • WWA4
    • WWA4 Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Xtreme Wrestling Alliance
    • XWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)