WWE NXT’s Original Intentions For Scream Mask Mystery Angle

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WWE NXT featured a big reveal this week as the Superstar in the Scream mask revealed herself. Indi Hartwell has aligned herself with Candice LeRae, but it was supposed to happen a while ago.

Click here for our complete coverage of WWE NXT from this week.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained that they didn’t even intend on having a Scream mask situation in their original plans. They wanted to reveal Indi Hartwell from the beginning, but she was forced to quarantine for precautionary reasons.

“It was supposed to be her all along. It wasn’t the first time because she was not allowed to work the first time. That’s why they used the mask in the first place because it was supposed to be Indi Hartwell and they wanted it in the storyline to be Indi Hartwell and they had to use a mask and then bring back the mask with a different person.”

This was never meant to be a long-term storyline. NXT wanted to “hook Indi up with Candice at Halloween Havoc.” Now Indi Hartwell will be LeRae’s backup much like Raquel Gonzalez is for Dakota Kai.

NXT didn’t let the suspense go for too long before revealing Indi Hartwell as the masked Ghostface Superstar. They are now carrying on with plans as they originally had them after a COVID-19 situation in the Performance Center caused a quarantine.

Transcription by Ringside News

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