Doc Gallows: WWE Created The OC To Stop Us From Going To AEW
Stop them from joining the then-new promotion
After three years with WWE, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows looked set to leave the company and jump ship to All Elite Wrestling, with plans in motion for them to debut on the inaugural episode of Dynamite and attack The Young Bucks.
WWE ultimately made The Good Brothers an offer they couldn't refuse, though, and Gallows and Anderson penned new five-year deals with Vince McMahon's company for a reported $750,000 per year.
Soon after putting pen to paper on the new deals, The Good Brothers reunited with AJ Styles as The OC and Doc Gallows believes WWE only created the stable to stop him and Anderson from going to AEW.
"When they split The Club up, they didn't tell AJ or us and he was really p*ssed off. We went to the other show. Then, The OC thing, I feel like the reason they did The OC was because we were going to leave and go to AEW," Gallows told GOW Media 216.
"Our contracts were up in September 2019. It was no secret we were buddies over there, we had a very nice offer to go over there, and they were trying to keep us and make us happy. AJ wanted us to stay because he wanted to keep his buddies around. We were buddies. We are both Atlanta guys, and we would hang out together or whatever, so he wanted us to stay together. I think that was part of, not only the money they kept upping to get us to stay, but I think that creative and putting The OC together, they thought that would make us happy and be a reason to keep us around. Ultimately, you saw how that worked out."
The OC would remain together until Gallows and Anderson were suddenly released as part of budget cuts in April 2020. The Good Brothers signed with IMPACT Wrestling soon after and they debuted in AEW earlier this year.
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