Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows Reveal How Their WWE Returns Came Together
There was water that needed to go under the bridge before The Good Brothers came back to WWE
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows have opened up about their return to WWE, detailing how it came about and their relationship with Paul 'Triple H' Levesque.
Speaking on a recent edition of After the Bell with Corey Graves, the Good Brothers talked about receiving a text message from Levesque as they were working their final IMPACT Wrestling television taping.
"We had done the two years in Impact, thankful to them it was a great two years there but we wanted to recharge our batteries, wanted to hit Japan pretty hard. So, we were like, let's take this time, let's go to Japan through the new year and then let's make a decision on what we want to do.
"So, we're in Dallas and we're doing our last match with the Motor City Machine Guns and we get a text that says, 'Hey guys, can we talk?'.
"We still didn't know if this was something that we could do or wanted to do or what was going to come out of it after what happened the last time. Then we got on the phone and we could feel the new vibe and how positive everything was and one thing led to another from there".
Anderson elaborated on their relationship with The Game, noting that it had always been good despite friction between them and the company following their April 2020 release.
"We always had a really good relationship with Triple H. He was our guy when our contract was coming up in 2019, it was Hunter who we talked with and ended up signing a new deal with in 2019. So, we had a good relationship and I think that's why when we got released, I held some angst".
The Machine Gun revealed that he and Gallows had no contact with Levesque (aside from one brief text exchange) for two-and-a-half years after their release.
However, Anderson said that they would speak with him again following the IMPACT taping in August, setting their return in motion.
"We get home and we do a facetime with Hunter, we talked, asked how the families were. We got asked if we wanted to come back, kind of talked out our issues, and said, 'Hey, that was then, this is now, let's push forward and go'.
"I'm getting chills now thinking about it because I didn't think we'd ever have that talk again. Not just the business talk, to get the personal talk out. It was nice to get all that on the table, it's over, let's go, now we're going forward.
"We still had to go back to Japan, we had to go on a 10-day tour, I had a singles match with Tanahashi. Then we had to go to England for New Japan, that was October 1 and 2 and nobody knew that we had already planned to do October 10 in New York City".
The Good Brothers reportedly signed 'big money deals' to return to the company.