Ex WWE Superstars Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson verified on Friday night time that they have formally signed with Impact Wrestling. In a stay video earlier than an interview with Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin, the pair regarded in an Impact Wrestling ring beforehand of Saturday night’s Slammiversary event. Gallows regarded at the digital camera and said, “The rumors are true. The net buzz was once correct. We have formally signed with Impact Wrestling.” According to Satin, the pair have signed two-year offers that provide them the freedom to work for New Japan Pro Wrestling as well.
“It’s midnight. We’re live. And we’re going to be stay on pay-per-view tonight for Slammiversary. It’s accurate brother time, baby!” Gallows added. It hasn’t been printed what healthy they shall take phase in at the pay-per-view.
The pair additionally established that their personal non-public event, Talk N’ Shop A-Mania, will take area on August 1. Stars introduced for the exhibit will consist of Heath Slater, Enzo Amore, Mike & Maria Bennett and Rhino.
During the interview the pair published that they have been in talks for AEW for almost six months, and deliberate on being with the promoting when AEW Dynamite launched at TNT in October 2019. However in the midst of that negotiation Triple H pulled the pair apart and virtually requested “what do you want?” in regards to a new deal, and wound up outbidding AEW’s nice provide financially. The pair signed profitable multi-year new contracts in 2019, solely to get launched on April 15 alongside with 30+ different lively wrestlers.
After a long, profitable run in New Japan as a tag team, Gallows and Anderson arrived in WWE in April 2016. Over the subsequent 4 years the pair would win the Raw Tag Team Championships twice and labored with fellow former Bullet Club participants Finn Balor and AJ Styles, however had been in no way introduced as a dominant team. Their final WWE look got here at WrestleMania 36 at some stage in the Boneyard Match between AJ Styles and The Undertaker.
Other matters included in the interview blanketed why they renamed themselves The OC, Rocky Romero’s try to get the pair to re-sign with New Japan and their frustrations in the direction of Paul Heyman (who they described as “100% full of bulls—”).