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Austin Theory replacing Andrade at WWE WrestleMania 36


Andrade's replacement for WrestleMania 36 was officially confirmed on tonight's Raw.

It was announced on Raw that a six-man tag match with Andrade, Angel Garza & Seth Rollins facing The Street Profits & Kevin Owens would be taking place later in the show, but Austin Theory replaced Andrade in the match. It was later made official that Theory is also replacing Andrade at WrestleMania, with Garza & Theory challenging The Street Profits for the Raw Tag Team titles.

Owens pinned Garza to win tonight's match but was immediately given a stomp by Rollins after.

When Garza made his entrance for the six-man tag, Zelina Vega announced that Andrade wasn't cleared to compete due to a rib injury. Vega said she has access to the hottest young talent in WWE, then introduced Theory. She called him a 22-year-old sensation and said he's the hottest free agent no more.

Theory signing with WWE was announced in August 2019. He's a former EVOLVE Champion.

Theory was in action on NXT last week and lost to Tyler Breeze.

WrestleMania 36 is airing on the WWE Network on Saturday (April 4) and Sunday (April 5). The two-night event was taped last week.