Amongst the slew of superstars released by WWE on ‘Black Wednesday’, 15th April, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson were arguably the most surprising.
Having not long signed extended contracts with the company, most observers would not have expected The Good Brothers, who debuted with Impact Wrestling at Slammiversary to be on the chopping board.
Speculation has mounted over the last few weeks that their releases were linked to the then Raw Executive Director, Paul Heyman.
Gallows & Anderson’s close friend AJ Styles has attacked Heyman publicly several times since their release, calling Heyman a liar in the strongest possible terms.
In a recent interview with Ryan Satin, Gallows & Anderson have gone into more depth about their release and how they’ve been given it on good authority that Heyman ‘inspired’ the decision.
With several sources laying the decision at Heyman’s door, Styles went straight to Vince McMahon himself who allegedly confirmed that it was Heyman that has requested their release. Gallows said:
“Apparently he thought we were making too much money for what we were doing,”
The duo also touched on the speculation that the reason Styles was moved from Raw to SmackDown was that he refused to work with Heyman any longer due to his deception. Gallows elaborated:
“I have permission to speak freely on this and he said f*cking bury Paul and tell the truth about it. That’s why he said he couldn’t work with him and that he had to be moved, because Paul’s a f*cking liar. It doesn’t matter that he lied to us. For his friends, yes … but, probably career-wise, he can’t trust the guy either if you’re AJ still in that spot and you don’t want to work with a guy that you know is a f*cking liar.”
Heyman has since himself been removed from his executable position on Raw.
Gallows & Anderson made their presence known during the main event of Slammiversary and look to be positioned at the top of the card in their new surroundings.
The full interview can be seen below. Thanks to Pro Wrestling Sheet for the transcription.