Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows will be making green at NJPW and Impact Wrestling.
When Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson wrestled in NJPW from 2013 to 2016, they established themselves as one of the most feared and respect tag teams in the world. They were part of the bedrock of Finn Balor’s all-popular Bullet Club stable, later aligning themselves with AJ Styles as the leader before interacting with both future WWE world champions when they joined the promotion.
Gallows and Anderson played key roles in Styles’ first rise to WWE Champion, and they formed The O.C. with him recently before being released by the company. Although they had been making nice money with WWE, they weren’t being utilized properly by the company, often booked as jokes instead of one of the world’s most dominant and established tag teams.
They are ready for the next chapters in their careers. Gallows and Anderson have already reportedly signed with Impact Wrestling, but fans have been speculating if they could also sign a separate deal with NJPW.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reports, via WrestlingNews.Co’s Andrew Ravens, that Gallows and Anderson have already “cut” a deal with NJPW but that the deal probably won’t officially go into effect until the promotion’s pandemic hiring freeze ends.
Gallows and Anderson could appear at Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary on July 18, since their non-compete clauses with WWE end on July 15. Impact have been linked to a ton of recently-released WWE stars, such as EC3, but The Club are the only wrestlers reported having signed deals with the company. Per Meltzer, Impact gave them a strong financial offer, so the duo decided to take it and make some green.
Working at both Impact Wrestling and NJPW sounds ideal for Gallows and Anderson, and nobody is surprised they will reportedly be working with NJPW again. They accomplished so much at the promotion for a few years and have been missed by the fan base. It will be exciting to see them back there, whenever they are able to start. The “Doc” and the “Machine Gun” will surely put everyone on notice.