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Johnny Gargano Reveals David Arquette Was Considered For Ghostface NXT Role

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Johnny Gargano revealed that there was some discussion about having David Arquette return to his Scream roots and portray the Ghostface killer that appeared at Halloween Havoc in 2020.

During the inaugural NXT Halloween Havoc, a mysterious shrouded figure wearing the Ghostface mask from the Scream franchise appeared to assist both Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae in their respective matches. While Candice was unsuccessful in defeating Io Shirai for the NXT Women’s Championship, the mysterious assailant helped Gargano defeat Damian Priest for the NXT North American Championship.

After weeks of speculation as to who the figure could be, Indi Hartwell was unmasked and aligned with Candice LeRae officially. Curiously, a second Ghostface would appear in segments alongside Johnny Gargano, and Austin Theory was also revealed to have donned the mask to assist the group that would become The Way.

Speaking on his Twitch channel, Gargano now revealed that there were discussions to go a very different direction with the Ghostface killer, potentially involving Scream star and former WCW Champion David Arquette.

“I kind of just made an offhanded joke, Oh, hopefully, it’s a Scream mask guy and then that ended up being the Scream mask. At one point, there was thought there were talks of having it be revealed as David Arquette, that obviously didn’t happen. But it was discussed at one point.”

When discussing Austin Theory, the leader of The Way had nothing but praise for the young star and said that it was his goal to help give Theory and Indi Hartwell a platform to help them succeed in the company.

“This past year, I kind of made it my goal/mission to try to help as many people as possible and you know, set everything up for the future. That obviously Austin and Indi are two people that we wanted to help and put on a platform and give them a platform to be able to succeed for a long time with this company.

They’re very, very young. They have amazing talent. As you can see Austin’s doing great stuff on Raw right now. He’s so young, like so young, and now he’s actually comfortable now. So I think he’s going to do amazing things. Hopefully, he’s going to be champion.”

David Arquette will return to the Scream franchise for Scream 5, set to debut in 2022. Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox are also set to reprise their roles.

Arquette has returned to wrestling multiple times since his controversial WCW Championship run. In late 2010 he teamed with Alex Riley to take on Randy Orton in a handicap match, and his independent wrestling resurgence was captured in the documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette.

h/t Fightful