On April 15, WWE released 33 Superstars including Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis, Kassius Ohno, EC3, and Drake Maverick. Nine producers were also furloughed while WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle was let go. The company announced they would be making cutbacks because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite estimates showing the company was still on course to make record profits in 2020.
Former Raw Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows (now Doc Gallows) and Karl Anderson were also let go. They commented on the releases during the most recent episode of Talk'n Shop. The pair only had kind words to say about their colleagues that were also released, as Gallows said: "A lot of times when you see these things come out, like as guys in the business will go 'Yeah f**k him' a little bit, but I can honestly say on that list there was nobody that I genuinely didn't like."
Big LG also advocated for fans to support the Superstars in any way they can. He added: "As we said, it was a crushing day in the professional wrestling world, but the professional wrestling world always goes on so please support these guys, follow their social media, go to their Pro Wrestling Tees stores. Show them some love because when the world opens back up, you've got a bunch of brothers who are coming at you and it's going to be so damn entertaining."
Fans will have to wait to find out what the former Bullet Club stars have planned, however. Anderson has already teased a return to New Japan Pro-Wrestling with his "Machine Gun" persona, but Gallows explained they weren't ready to reveal their future plans just yet, but when they are, they're "going to unload."