WWE is a complicated workplace and many people can attest to that. The inherent political nature of the past year only made things worse. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows made their way to WWE in 2016, after having a tremendous run in NJPW, where they became the tag team champions.
The Good Brothers certainly had an impactful debut in WWE as they took out the Usos on the April 11, 2016 episode of Monday Night RAW, and then did the same to Roman Reigns the following week.
Karl Anderson had a hard time adjusting to how WWE operated once he arrived at the company. While speaking on Talk’n Shop, Karl Anderson talked about trying to form a proper relationship with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and also called the company a political insane asylum.
“We debuted in the Staples Center. the very next week was England Raw. We were going to attack Roman Reigns that night. He was the WWE Champion at that time. Me and Gallows do whatever we’re told. That’s just the way we came up. I didn’t realize WWE was a completely political insane asylum where you weasel around and try to get different things done, which really confused me at first. Then I figured it out and was like, ‘wow, this is place is f*cked.’ I just asked, ‘Hey, does Vince want us to wear the same exact clothes we wore last week or does he want us to wear different clothes? Why would we wear the same exact clothes, this week? Are we broke? Are we poor? Do we just bring the same clothes?'”
“They’re like, ‘Well, what you should do is go in there and talk to him.’ We got an opportunity to walk in with Vince. We sit down and he goes, ‘What can I do for you fellas?’ We go, ‘Well, Vince, we just want to know if you want us to wear the same clothes last week when we debuted.’ He goes, ‘Jesus Christ, that was easy. Gray for you, black for him. Yes, I wish all these meetings were easy.’ He laughed, big hug. He goes, ‘Is that it?’ ‘Yeah.’ He goes, ‘You guys made a hell of an impact last week, thanks a lot.’ As I walked away, I was like, ‘F*ck, that was an opportunity we missed’ to maybe just talk to him. Brother with him a little bit. Just do something. He was almost expecting a complaint or something else. That part has eaten at me forever because that’s the whole American and WWE mentality that I’ve learned to find out the way it’s supposed to be.”
Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows were let go by WWE in April of last year and since then has signed with Impact Wrestling and are now a regular feature on Impact Wrestling, NJPW and AEW television.
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h/t to Fightful for the quotes