Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were released from WWE this week. Their release came a couple of months after they signed new five-year deals worth $750,000 a year each. Now they are no longer employed.
AJ Styles wrestled in his first-ever main-event of WrestleMania when he took on The Undertaker in a Boneyard Match on Night One, in which he and his buddies, Gallows and Anderson, faced the wrath of the Deadman, and were ‘buried’.
All the three gentlemen have been missing in action since, and WWE announced the release of Gallows and Anderson last week, along with several other talents as part of a mass clean-up, due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The Good Brothers had recently signed long-term deals with the company, which brought in $750,000 reportedly each year. They signed with WWE in 2016 and had quite a ride with the company.
Styles showed up on his Mixer stream yesterday and talked about the release of his OC buddies. Styles is yet to come to terms with the release and said that they were like family to him. The trio performed together in NJPW as part of the Bullet Club and later moved on to WWE together.
“If you guys didn’t know, Gallows and Anderson, guys that are like my brothers were released yesterday. That one hurt really bad. The only way I know how to explain it is that these guys are my family and I couldn’t take care of my little brothers.”
AJ Styles felt responsible for their termination, as he couldn’t take proper care of them. Gallows and Anderson have largely played the role of Styles’ henchmen for quite some time now, and haven’t had a real feud in the tag-team division in ages.
“That’s the way I feel about it, I’m the oldest and I’m supposed to take care of them. I didn’t manage to do that and I feel responsible in some weird way for them being released. It’s devastating. I don’t know any other way to explain it.”
Styles will definitely continue on as one of the top guys in the company, and hopefully, he gets a reunion with the Good Brothers one final time before he retires.