NXT Superstar Indi Hartwell has revealed her initial fears about joining Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae in The Way, believing that she wasn’t good enough.
At NXT Halloween Havoc in October 2020, a masked figure disguised as the Ghostface character from the Scream movie franchise aided Johnny Gargano in capturing the NXT North American Championship from Damian Priest and attempted to do the same, though unsuccessfully, in the NXT Women’s Championship Match main event.
Initially, it was believed that the cloaked figure was the same person until Indi Hartwell revealed herself to be the Ghostface that aided LeRae while Austin Theory was under the mask that came to the rescue of ‘Johnny Wrestling.’
Since the unveilings, both Hartwell and Theory have joined forces with Gargano and LeRae in NXT’s newest stable, The Way, but thanks to her sparse usage prior to the union the star didn’t feel like she was ready for such a big role on the black and gold brand.
Joining Newshub for a sit-down interview, Indi Hartwell explained the nerve-wracking transition from enhancement talent to main star and why in her mind she was nowhere near ready for the change:
“It was really humbling to me that the company trusted me in that situation at this early stage of my career. Johnny and Candice are exceptional talents, and I can’t even quantify how much I am learning from them every day, and that’s not just in-ring stuff. They are both so well-rounded as performers, so my promo work has to be up to scratch to hang with them and that’s been a big focus for me. Honestly, I didn’t think I was good enough to be in a program with Johnny and Candice, but I am so happy with how the storyline is playing out and the best is yet to come for us.”
Now dubbed ‘Indi Wrestling’ by the Gargano family, Hartwell teamed with her mentor in the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic but only made it to the Semi-Final when they fell to Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart.
Credit for the interview: Newshub
h/t for the transcription: Fightful