Karl Anderson: Getting Released By WWE Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
Anderson is happier outside of WWE
Since leaving WWE last year, Karl Anderson has found plenty of success in professional wrestling across the world.
Anderson and partner Doc Gallows were released by WWE in April 2020 as the promotion cut back their talent roster due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Good Brothers have landed on their feet, however, signing with IMPACT Wrestling while also appearing for NJPW and in AEW.
With Anderson challenging Jon Moxley for the IWGP United States Title on Wednesday, Anderson is clearly enjoying professional life away from WWE. Add in the impact to his personal life his time with the company was having, and being let go was a great thing for Anderson.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated he said: "What we do is scripted entertainment, and I’ll be honest, there are times when I felt like I deserved more in WWE.
"Going on the road in WWE, especially in 2018 and 2019, I was taking my frustrations from the road back home. My wife didn’t understand what I was going through; my kids couldn’t understand why I was in a bad mood. All I wanted to do was get out of that bad mood. I was only home for two or three days, and then I had to go back to this f**king place I didn’t want to go back to.
"A couple weeks very quickly turns into six months. I love my family so much, but that affected my life at home. Getting released by WWE was the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s been a reminder that wrestling isn’t everything.
"At the end of the day, family is number one. Sometimes you can lose sight of that. I am honored to do what I do in wrestling, but I’m also extremely proud to be a husband and a father."