Alexander Wolfe reflects on what almost was a SAnitY reunion.
When Alexander Wolfe first appeared in NXT as a member of SAnitY, there was a belief that the sky was the limit for the group. Alexander would become an NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Eric Young and the group would go on to experience many first-time moments in NXT including WarGames.
Alexander Wolfe was released by WWE on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and while he is looking forward to getting back to Germany, he is now reflecting on NXT plans that never came to fruition.
Speaking on The Angle Podcast, Alexander Wolfe reflected on plans to reform SAnitY in 2020 and discusses why that never came to fruition.
“The inside is that in spring of 2020 the plan was to split me off from Imperium and bring back SAnitY. Then the pandemic hit and EY (Eric Young) got released and travel restrictions started so no one could travel, no one could do anything. Then it was supposed to be SAnitY to do 6-man matches with Imperium, which would have been nice even if I wasn’t keen on the idea because I loved being a part of Imperium. It’s more me. I’m more of a pure wrestler than an actor.”
Ultimately, Wolfe says that Triple H had the idea to move him to NXT UK and wanted to bring Eric Young back to NXT because he didn't want them sitting around on the main roster doing nothing.
“I got the appearances for NXT UK and I asked what that was all about. He said I don’t want you guys to sit around on the main roster and do nothing, I want to use your potential. So I split you off and you’re going to NXT UK to go back with your old group and start building NXT UK and build you guys as a brand and eventually you will split off and will feud with them. They totally dropped the ball on SAnitY on the main roster. SAnitY was his (Triple H) creation and I think it was a bitter pill to swallow when the main roster dropped the ball with us. He wanted to bring EY back to NXT because he was doing nothing.”
Ultimately, the only member of the original group currently on the main roster is Nikki Cross. She just defeated the WWE Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley on a technicality, earning the victory because she managed to last 2 minutes without getting beaten. Learn more here.
Credit to Joey Karni for sending the above quotes. You can check out the full interview in the link embedded above.