Axel Tischer, known as Alexander Wolfe in WWE, detailed how Triple H was the reason he and his fellow SAnitY members stayed employed after the group was split up.
During their time in NXT, SAnitY found success when Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe – who now goes by his real name of Axel Tischer in his post-WWE career – defeated the Authors of Pain to become the NXT Tag Team Champions in August of 2017. Their reign was short-lived, however, as they lost the titles to the Undisputed Era the following December.
After being called up to SmackDown and debuting in June of 2018, the group saw some success and was able to defeat the New Day at Extreme Rules of that year, but quickly fizzled out and were eventually off television for a number of months before disbanding in the 2019 Superstar Shakeup.
Speaking to the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Axel Tischer revealed that Triple H was the one who saved the group from being released once they were disbanded on the main roster, because The Game wanted to give everyone in the group something else to do.
“They split us up because Triple H, he kind of like saved us. He thought before we sit there in catering and turn too sour and lose our entire passion for that [wrestling], he wanted to split us up and give us something else to do. He figured that they wouldn’t need us anymore… You sit in catering and do not do anything, you get fired.”
Axel Tischer continued, saying that while he had high hopes following his call-up to the WWE roster, it’s sometimes just a matter of time before things fizzle out.
“We got [called] up with high hopes. Because of course you get told, ‘Yeah, they have big plans for you, they are super high on you guys. Blah, blah, blah.’ But sometimes it’s all a matter of time.”
Following the breakup of SAnitY, the former Alexander Wolfe became part of the NXT UK roster and competed there until his release from the WWE in 2021.