Former WWE NXT Star Marcus Louis Reveals the Original Plan for SAnitY


Former WWE NXT star Marcus Louis revealed the original plan for the SAnitY stable.

For the WWE NXT brand, the group consisting of Eric Young, Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, and Nikki Cross, otherwise known as SAnitY, have run roughshod through their competition since debuting in October of 2016. The group officially debuted during the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, successfully defeating Tye Dillinger and Bobby Roode, as well as TJP and Kota Ibushi. Although they fell short in the semi-finals against TM61, the faction experienced a shift when Sawyer Fulton was abandoned from the group in exchange for eventually Killian Dain.

With the new version of the group, they have experienced even more success, with Cross gaining an opportunity to win the NXT Championship against Asuka and Ruby Red at the upcoming NXT TakeOver: Chicago event.

However, both of these versions were not scheduled to be the original faction. According to former NXT talent Marcus Louis on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show, the original concept was supposed to be different.

"“Initially, SAniTy was supposed to be Sami Callahan, myself, and Sawyer Fulton. [We] were the the three people who were supposed to be SAniTy at first. I was told about this idea in late 2015. It was September 2015, I think, I was told by Triple H himself. He came [and said], ‘I have this great idea for you guys. We’re gonna bring you in as a trio of sort of like punk-looking people, sort of like Mad Max.’ And then it was supposed to be Crowe, myself, and Fulton. But he was like long-term, and it was a long shot already. So Callahan left NXT, and then there was a different talk. They were talking about bringing in somebody new to be the leader of this faction.”"

In a recent interview on the Edge and Christian Podcast of Awesomeness, Eric Young confirmed that Triple H has been thinking about this idea for a while. When Young was brought in, he was willing to prove to Triple H that whatever he gives him, he would excel at it. So, Young was placed as the leader of SAnitY, and he stated that he enjoys being in that position to help the younger talent.

Louis revealing this original plan about SAnitY certainly raised a debate of whether Callahan would have been a better leader for the group then Eric Young. Moreover, if he would have fit into the current version of SAnitY.

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With the potential direction that Louis was heading before his release, he certainly showed that he could have fulfilled the demented, psychotic element that members of SAnitY portray. Unfortunately, according to the interview, Louis revealed that Triple H promised him a direction for his character on four different occasions, but never fulfilled them.