In April, WWE released many talented wrestlers from the roster to make up for the revenue lost due to the ongoing global pandemic. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows were one of the stars who were released by WWE during the talent clean up.
Both wrestlers, who now work for Impact Wrestling, were guests on The Cut Pro Wrestling podcast and revealed that four weeks before they were released, WWE offered them their own podcast with Corey Graves.
“WWE came to us and said they were going to have a podcast network, and we want to have [Corey] Graves and you guys. And we were like, ‘Ehh, it’s not the same.'”
“Besides us not liking the business offer on it, it’s not the same. It’s not Talk ‘n Shop without Rock [co-host Rocky Romero], so we declined the offer on it. We said, ‘Let’s just do it and see if it catches on. Fast forward four weeks later, we are out of WWE. And now this thing takes on a life of its own, and now we are doing our second PPV in over a few months span. It’s been pretty damn cool.”
But they revealed that the offer wasn’t the one they really liked so they rejected it. A few weeks later, WWE fired both stars which might be because they refused to accept the company’s offer.
“WWE pulled us aside and said we want you to do a podcast. We will put you in a room before RAW and we will have guests for you, and we looked at them and said, ‘F*** that!’ If you want us you have to come to the hotel with some wine and beer, and they agreed. Then they told us the money they wanted us to do it for it, and we were like, ‘Nope, we are out.’ Podcasting ain’t that fun.”