Dexter Lumis was one of the highlights of NXT television for a long time, especially thanks to his amusing storyline with Indi Hartwell. Unfortunately, Lumis and nine other NXT stars were released by WWE earlier this year. Lumis also opened up about his time in NXT.

Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis’ romance storyline became one of the best things about NXT television due to the payoff at the very end. Lumis proposed to Hartwell last year and she accepted.

While speaking to Tommy Dreamer on his House of Hardcore podcast, Lumis reflected on his time in NXT, stating that the wedding with Indi Hartwell was his favorite NXT moment.

“I have to go with the wedding. It seems like in our business, especially these days, every match is like, ‘let’s have a banger of a match.’ That is seemingly what the fans are always expecting and that’s what they want, a banger of a match. They want two great wrestlers having a great match. We got the main event spot, ten minutes of a wedding that went totally right. No swerve. It went off and was a happy thing, but there was so much craziness and shenanigans happening in that 10 minutes and told so many stories. Indi Hartwell is so good at off-the-cuff reactions and her timing and saying things at the right time. Johnny Gargano is great at that as well. Candice with her facial expressions throughout the wedding. Me flashing the hatchet. It’s like a meme and a GIF. That’s something I’m very proud of.”


He now goes by the name Samuel Shaw and has been competing in the indie circuit. We’ll have to see what the future holds for Samuel Shaw.

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