Triple H has a lot of ideas for NXT Superstars and sometimes he has those plans around for years. That was the case with SaNITy, and he did all he could with them before Vince McMahon called them up to the main roster and changes pretty much everything around.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc, the former Alexander Wolfe revealed Triple H’s original plan for the stable. He explained that William Regal told them that Triple H had the SaNITy idea for years and he wanted to base it on the film Smokin’ Aces.
“So first they told me they had an idea for a group, and I’m a part of it. William Regal at that time told us Triple H had this idea for years. He wanted to have a crew of certain individuals. Everybody’s one of a kind, but they fit together. We wanted to know about the idea, the details and such. Do you know the movie Smokin’ Aces? In the movie Smokin’ Aces, you have a trio of brothers. They’re super crazy. They’re mercenaries.”
“They’re assassins, but they don’t come in, and sneak in, and kill with silencer and go. No, no, they bring out the bazooka and the shotguns. They take a bullet to stab somebody. They’re totally nuts and totally crazy, and they had this weird look. They kind of look like a version of Mad Max. The characteristic were kind of like Neo Nazi, steampunk with a mohawk and goggles. And he said, ‘I want to have a group like this.’ WWE put me and Sawyer Fulton together, then they put EY (Eric Young) in the group, and then right at the taping, Nikki told us that she will be a part of the group as well. So we had something unique.”
“We had two guys who need to be on television. The other guy came over from a long television run in TNA being super successful, achieving all the titles. I had the chance to present myself on NXT television after a year and a half being in the Performance Center trying to figure out what I wanted to be, what I want to become. Sawyer Fulton was sometimes presented on NXT television but also floated around, and then Nikki Cross was probably the newest signing, and they put her with us because she’s a bundle of joy and very energetic. She was so important for the whole group.”
We’ll have to see what’s next for Alexander Wolfe. He was part of the last round of NXT releases, but his contract was coming to a close anyway. SaNITy was a great idea for a stable, but then WWE called them up without Nikki Cross by their side and that was an alteration that a lot of fans noticed in a big way. The faction was eventually disbanded and now they are all off to their own destinations.
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