In March 2020, Doc Gallows was riding high, in a major spot on WWE Raw. Unfortunately, that came crashing down just a month later. Fortunately, he wasn't out of work long.
This came just months after WWE had re-signed Gallows and his tag team partner Karl Anderson to huge money deals when they had a ton of leverage and offers from other companies. After passing on those other companies, Gallows told Fightful how exactly his new free agency period went down.
"Well, there was definitely some fence mending that had to happen there and it’s been great, I’ll say that," Gallows said. "But, I mean, Scott in under ten minutes was like, ‘Hey. Know it sucks. Need to talk to you guys ASAP. Whenever you feel like it, call me.’ Hell, I talked to him that evening, you know? So, they were in hot, hot, hot, hot pursuit to get that deal done and they had to put some stuff in there that isn’t necessarily traditional."
Gallows would go into detail on some of those unconventional privileges involved in the contract that the Good Brothers signed.
"Like, we’re creating content for that IMPACT+ app, which has a lot of great stuff on it. It’s got every pay-per-view in history. We’ve got a new show that we’re doing a pilot for over there that I don’t want to get in trouble, ‘cause last time I said something like this I wasn’t supposed to say it yet. Lots of great content over there. My promotion that I have in Georgia, where you get the tickets for TalkNShop Live, LariatoPro. Those show go up on IMPACT+. We’re doing a lot of fun stuff over there, too. But, yeah. Scott D’Amore, Don Callis, they were all over it. They locked it in immediately. That’s why we’re proud IMPACT flag bearers, so-to-speak. Wearing the flag, wearing the hat, doing the whole deal, and they’ve been cool enough to make and let this IMPACT / AEW relationship happen, which I think is great for the exposure of everybody involved," Gallows said.
Not only did IMPACT Wrestling allow for some very nice concessions, they came right back with their original 2019 offer when Anderson and Gallows entertained the idea of leaving WWE.
"They did. Which was highly impressive to us and rightfully so, right? No, we’re IMPACT guys all the way. To go a little bit more into that, hopefully this thing plays out for as long as it can and it’s good and it’s entertaining and we can keep it going. But when the time comes we’re IMPACT guys and we’ll be back there like we are each and every set of tapings. So, you know, just keeps on rolling, man," Gallows said in our exclusive interview.
Gallows will be at TalkNShop Live Tampa, Friday, April 9 at Riveters. You can get tickets at this link, or at the door. You can also see him on IMPACT Wrestling, which now airs each Thursday night on AXS.