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WWE News:  Karl Anderson talks about almost signing with Impact before the WWE called

3.18K   //    28 Dec 2017, 00:55 IST


What's the story?

Wrestling Inc. reported on a recent interview what Karl Anderson did with Steve Austin on his podcast The Steve Austin Show. One of the topics they discussed was Anderson's options after he decided to leave New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In case you didn't know...

You may know that Anderson has won the IWGP Tag Team Championships three times with current partner Luke Gallows in New Japan Pro Wrestling, but he also won those titles with current trainer Matt Bloom.

In 2010, Bloom was wrestling as Giant Bernard and with Anderson were known as Bad Intentions. They won the tag titles at Dominion that year and would hold the belts for an impressive 564 days.

The heart of the matter...

After an eight-year run in New Japan Pro Wrestling, Anderson left with Gallows to the WWE. During the time in-between, there were other options on the table for Anderson as he revealed with Austin.

Anderson stated that both he and Gallows were contacted by Impact Wrestling to sign with them, but in the same month, the WWE called. It was a call that neither of them were expecting.

Anderson stated that the WWE is "the place to be," so they immediately knew what they had to do, and that was to sign with the WWE. Anderson said that the exposure that the WWE provides is something he was looking for his entire career.

What's next?

The "Good Brothers" of Anderson and Gallows are not currently in a feud on Monday Night Raw but expect them to be in the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship picture early in 2018.

Author's take...

As a big fan of the Bullet Club, I'm personally happy they chose the WWE where Finn Balor and AJ Styles reside. Though Anderson and Gallows have been stuck in limbo recently, I think their turn at another run with the tag titles is coming very soon.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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