Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were released during the April 15th mass exodus in WWE. AJ Styles felt guilty regarding this decision. He had some strong words to say about Paul Heyman, which were similar to what the Good Brothers said as well.
Gallows spoke to WrestleTalk in The D for an interview. During the interview, he reviewed what AJ Styles told them after they were released. He revealed that Styles apologized to him even though he did not have to.
Gallows revealed that their receiving of high-paying contracts was not the only reason they re-signed with WWE. He mentioned that the other reason was due to the fact that they wanted to “roll” with Styles.
He said he was sorry, which he didn’t have to say. and I wasn’t looking for an apology from him. But it’s been well documented and AJ said it himself over on his streaming service that he felt responsible for us staying when we wanted to leave, as well, WWE kept wanting to pile more money. That wasn’t the final reason we stayed, the reason we stayed was to be there and to roll with our buddy.
Gallows said that AJ was not to blame for their release as he could never have predicted budget cuts due to COVID-19. He said that they were not forced to sign with the company again and Styles convinced them as he wanted the best for his friends.
We ended up getting released when the pandemic hit, but I couldn’t blame him for that, he couldn’t see the future. He just wanted to do what was best for his friend and that was to convince us to stay and we ended up staying but nobody forced us to do anything and the end of the day we made that decision right or wrong so there is no hard feelings there at all and AJ called me after 20 minutes when it was online and we talked and I told him what I am telling you guys now.
I don’t fault anybody for anything that ever happened in my career and at the end of the day you need to look at yourself in the mirror and this has turned into nothing but a huge positive. You can’t look in the rearview mirror, you gotta keep stepping forward.