Rocky Romero Asked The Good Brothers Not To Screw Him Over Amidst WWE Return
It was a stressful situation for the man caught in the middle
New Japan Pro-Wrestling liaison Rocky Romero has detailed how the company worked with WWE when it came to the situation with the Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows).
Speaking during a recent appearance on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Romero noted that he asked his friends not to 'screw him over' when it came to fulfilling commitments, saying:
"It's been a very stressful situation for me. Obviously, when the guys started talking about WWE had reached out to them. I, of course, started to get nervous because I knew we had a bunch of dates set and everything. Anderson was the NEVER Openweight Champion. I got worried and said, 'Just don't screw me over'. I was part of the reason they came back.
"Obviously, they left on good terms, but to bring them back I was part of that. We started talking about that. Finally, he was like, 'We're going to sign and somebody is going to have to talk to WWE'. Of course, that means me. I got on the line and there was some confusion on the dates they were actually going to do. There was the November 5th show that Anderson had already been announced for New Japan, but it was the same time the Saudi Arabia show was going on. Obviously, there was going to be a conflict right there.
"It started off real rocky. They went and did Saudi, we figured it out, got a new date and decided to turn it into a big angle because I thought that was the best way to deal with it, hoping that everything was going to work out, but not really sure. Finally, he went and did this last show and successfully defended the title, so now he'll be at the Tokyo Dome to face Tama Tonga".
Whether Anderson or Gallows will continue to work with NJPW following the Wrestle Kingdom show on January 4 is unknown.