NXT’s Indi Hartwell recently spoke with Newshub about her NXT career to date.
Although enjoying a prominent role in The Way alongside Johnny Gargano, Candace LeRae, and Austin Theory, Hartwell admitted she didn’t feel she was good enough to be in a story with the group.
“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.”
At only 24 years old, Hartwell is still very early into her wrestling career, and revealed it was watching Sasha Banks vs Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn that convinced her to follow her dreams:
“That was it. I always loved pro wrestling growing up. But that moment it turned from a dream into a passion and at age 19, I knew that nothing was going to stop me from doing it, and I signed up for wrestling school the next day. It’s really cool now that five-six years later I have the chance to very soon – hopefully – work with those two. I’m walking in their footsteps now and hopefully, I’ll walk alongside them in the future.”