NXT North American Champion, Johnny Gargano, has give his thoughts on why he and wife Candice LeRae are the perfect people to guide the careers of Austin Theory and Indi Hartwell.
While Indi Hartwell has had a long association with the couple, dating back to before NXT Halloween Havoc and being unmasked as the first Ghostface, Austin Theory was placed with the champion at NXT TakeOver: WarGames when he was revealed to be Ghostface number two.
During the December 9 NXT, Johnny Gargano proclaimed the new stable of himself, LeRae, Theory and Hartwell as ‘The Way’ bringing a new era to the black and gold brand.
Now, Johnny Wrestling has sat down with Sportskeeda to discuss why the couple are the perfect candidates to guide the next generation:
“I feel like I do have a certain gift that I can help teach and help mold. I think the same can be said about Indi Hartwell as well. You look at Indi and you look at Austin Theory, they look like they were made in a lab. They’re the prototype. They’re basically if you look at them and you’re like, ‘Oh, these guys are the stars.’ You look at them and say, ‘Man.’ You look at their size, look at their athleticism, their strength, everything they have, honestly. They’re first-round draft picks, easily.
Me and Candice, we were not given those gifts but we were given something else, and we feel like we can make Indi and Austin more complete. And we feel like with our act, we can bring out a different side of Austin Theory and a different side of Indi Hartwell that people haven’t seen on camera yet, and that’s very exciting.”
A three time NXT North American Champion, the first in the brand’s history, Johnny Gargano overcame Damian Priest and Leon Ruff to lift the red strap once more at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on December 6.
Credit for the interview: Sportskeeda
h/t for the transcription: Fightful