Apparently David Arquette nearly worked the NXT Halloween Havoc show last year in the spot that ended up going to Austin Theory.
Johnny Gargano took part in another live stream on his Twitch channel, during which he spoke about Arquette briefly being discussed for the role of the person who would help him retain the North American Championship by going on to attack Damian Priest with a pipe while wearing a Scream mask.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the stream where he tells the story.
On Arquette potentially being under the mask: “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.”
On helping younger talent like Austin Theory and Indi Hartwell: “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.”