WWE has a few podcasts on their WWE Network. Alexa Bliss, Corey Graves, The New Day, and Lilian Garcia all have weekly shows. They almost had the Good Brothers on that lineup as well.
The Cut recently spoke to the Good Brothers. During the interview, Doc Gallows disclosed that WWE tried to get Talk ‘N Shop on the WWE Network, but Rocky Romero wouldn’t have been included.
Aside from the fact that the Good Brothers didn’t like the business aspect of the deal, Gallows said it wouldn’t be Talk ‘N Shop without Romero. They declined WWE, and then started up their podcast later.
“The truth of it is, WWE came to us and said they were going to have a podcast network and ‘we want to have [Corey] Graves, The New Day and you guys’ and we were like ‘Ehh, it’s not the same.’ Aside from not liking the business offer on it. It’s not the same. It’s not Talk ‘N’ Shop without [Rocky Romero] so we declined the offer on it. Then the pandemic started and we said, ‘Let’s just do it [ourselves] and see if it catches on that we’re actually doing it.’ Fast forward four weeks later we are out of WWE and now this thing takes on a life of its own and now here we are doing our second pay-per-view in over a few months’ span. It’s been pretty damn cool.”
Karl Anderson also gave a bit more details about how WWE approached them with this offer that they refused.
“WWE pulled us aside and said, ‘We want you to do a podcast. We will set you up in a room before Raw and we will have guests for you’ and we looked at them and said ‘Nah, f*ck that.’ [We responded with] ‘If you want us, you have to come to the hotel at 10:30 pm on the road, set everybody up with some wine and then we’ll do it’ and they agreed. Then they told us the money they wanted us to do it for and we were like, ‘Nope, we are out. Podcasting ain’t that fun.’”
Talk ‘N Shop is now producing pay-per-view events, which never would have become a reality if The Good Brothers left WWE have the name for their Network. It’s unknown if Anderson and Gallows would still be around WWE, but they seem to be happy with the career decisions they made since WWE released them on April 15th.
Thanks to Wrestle Zone for the quote