Back on April 15, WWE released 35 Superstars including Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Cain Velasquez, and Rusev. Nine producers were also furloughed after the wrestling behemoth announced they would be making cutbacks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many of the Superstars that were released have retained a positive outlook for the future, including Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) who recently sat down for an interview with Comicbook.com. Myers discussed a myriad of topics about his wrestling future, but did reveal that Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson had talked to him and Zack Ryder (Matt Cardona) about wrestling in the World Tag League in New Japan Pro-Wrestling later this year.
Myers said: "Yeah, actually Zack (Ryder) and I have a group chat with Gallows and Anderson and they were saying, man, it would be awesome if all four of us were in the tag league in the fall or something, and that would be a huge bucket list type scenario for sure. That's something I would love to do. Japan was a huge, huge checkmark on my list that I wanted to accomplish and I actually got to go last summer with WWE for the first time. So I feel a little less motivated to go there because I got it at least off my checklist and I've been and had a whole week tour there with WWE. It was very important to me at one time. But like you said, now with the family... Of course, I would still do it and I'd love to do it, but it's not as high up there of a priority, to be away that long, that far away. It doesn't excite me anymore as a family man."
The Good Brothers have already teased they could be heading back to New Japan since they were released. Anderson has revived his "Machine Gun" persona and even tweeted a video of a plane travelling from Santa Monica, California to Tokyo, Japan.