Thanks to Chris Featherstone for the following:
I had a very interesting interview with former NXT star Marcus Louis this week on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show. He talked about how Sheamus influenced him early in his career, his NXT release, the reason why he is no longer with Impact Wrestling, and more.
Louis also revealed the original plan behind the SAnitY faction, who was supposed to take the leadership role.
Here is a quote from the interview:
“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.”