Karl Anderson Claims His Pay Rate Increased By $50,000 When He Signed With NJPW

The Good Brothers Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows talk about a variety of topics on the Jim Rome Show.

Former three-time IWGP Tag Team Champions Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows recently sat down with Jim Rome for an edition of The Jim Rome Show. Anderson and Gallows chatted about how they got into the sport of professional wrestling, recalled their earliest memories of the sport, some of their favorite wrestlers growing up and discussed the early portions of their respective careers on the independent scene

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Both Gallows and Anderson mentioned how they did not earn much money in wrestling when they first began wrestling and Karl mentioned that he would make from $8 to $25 working local shows. He was then asked about his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Anderson shared that he went from making $5000 to around the $55,000 mark in the span of a year.

“You know man, I was there for eight years. When I first signed that contract in 2008 it was the coolest thing that ever happened. It was the first time that I started getting paid, because I did it from 2002… I went from probably $5000 in 2007 to making probably $55,000 in 2008 and that was like I just struck gold." Anderson laughed. "Then each year the contract got better and by the end we were pulling some bank.”



Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson's good brother Finn Balor captured the Intercontinental Championship for the first-time this past Sunday at 'Elimination Chamber' and to read more about that, click here.

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