The Good Brothers had an opportunity to sign with AEW, but they took WWE up on huge deals worth a reported $400,000 a year each. Then WWE released them a few months later during the pandemic. The two had already lost their confidence.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Karl Anderson revealed that they lost that confidence in WWE. Since their departure and refreshing their career with TalkNShopAMania’s success and a collaboration with AEW and Impact Wrestling, that confidence is back.
“I hate to admit this, but I think there was a point in WWE where we had a loss of confidence. But I can promise you that the confidence is back. We needed to get out of that environment to remind ourselves who we really are and what we can be. Right now, we’re on top of our game. It feels that way to us, and hopefully it shows.”
The two harbor no resentment against WWE. The sour grapes aren’t there, but they do plan on carrying on to further prove that they are worth those top dollar deals. Doc Gallows is also still waiting for that Slammy Award for their participation in the Boneyard Match.