WWE is a complicated workplace and many people can attest to that. The inherently political nature of the past year only made things worse. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows made their way to WWE in 2016 and they had a mixed run in the company.

Gallows and Anderson had a tremendous run in NJPW as well, where they won the IWGP Tag Team Championships. After making their way to WWE, both of them had trouble adjusting to WWE’s way of going about things.

While speaking on the Busted Open podcast, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows admitted that they had trouble figuring out WWE”s ridiculous political game in the tag team division.

“It took me a second [to transition]. It took me a little bit to figure it out. It was very, very different. Like, in New Japan they tell you, for example, we can bust it all open, this guy pins this guy, right? When you go to WWE, it’s just, ‘hey, The Good Brothers are getting pinned.’ Which one? Who? How? In that world, you see the tag teams squirming. Who’s going to get pinned? Who’s not going to get pinned? Trying to figure out this ridiculous political ball game.” 


Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows were let go by WWE in April of 2020. They will remain loyal to Impact Wrestling as their contracts run out as well. We wonder if they will ever return to WWE somewhere down the line.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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