The Good Brothers had their confidence shaken by WWE run, but Karl Anderson says they harbor no ill will toward WWE.
Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are in the thick of the AEW/IMPACT partnership. Gearing up to Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, and Rich Swann at IMPACT Hard to Kill alongside AEW’s Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows say they are only just beginning to make IMPACT the wrestling destination that they want it to be.
After being released by WWE on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, Gallows and Anderson became the hottest free agents in wrestling and IMPACT decided to take a chance on them.
In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Anderson admits that both he and Gallows had confidence issues following their WWE run, but they are grateful to impact for taking a chance on them and say they Harbor no ill will towards “New York.”
“I hate to admit this, but I think there was a point in WWE where we had a loss of confidence,” Anderson says. “But I can promise you that the confidence is back. We needed to get out of that environment to remind ourselves who we really are and what we can be. Right now, we’re on top of our game. It feels that way to us, and hopefully, it shows.
“We don’t have any sour grapes about WWE, except that they forgot to mail us our Slammy Award for Match of the Year,” Gallows says, referencing the Good Brothers’ contribution to the “Boneyard” match from WrestleMania 36 that pitted the Undertaker against A.J. Styles. “Maybe the mail is slow. I’m still waiting on that. But we’re focused on right now. We’re the Impact Wrestling tag-team champions, Hard to Kill is going to be a banger of a pay-per-view, we’re in the middle of ‘Wrestle Week’ on AXS TV, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some more fallout from us and Kenny Omega on Dynamite.”
In regards to the ending of AEW New Year's Smash night one, Gallows says that the reuniting of the Bullet Club was a magical moment that WWE never understood the potential of.
“That was the only way to go off the air,” Gallows says. “That’s what the people wanted, which is what the people in New York [WWE] never got. We thought it would be the pinnacle of that moment, and it was.”
We will have live coverage of IMPACT Hard to Kill on Saturday, January 16, 2021, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.