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WWE News: Reason why Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were missing from Starrcade

3.72K   //    27 Nov 2017, 18:44 IST

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This is why the two didn't appear at Starrcade

What's the story?

This year marked Starrcade's return to the wrestling world as WWE hosted the event after a long break of seventeen years. However, the fans were surprised to see two wrestlers missing from the Event.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were both absent from the house show despite being advertised for the same. As it turns out, both these wrestlers were booked for a different event altogether.

In case you didn't know...

On November 25, 2017, the iconic Starrcade Live Event was held for the first time since 2000. The star-studded show was organised at Greensboro which was also the venue for the first ever Starrcade.

From Dustin Rhodes' emotional speech to Ric Flair's appearance, this show had more than just wrestling.

The heart of the matter

On the following day, WWE ran a RAW event that also featured two championship matches. Both Gallows and Anderson were booked for a tag team match in this show scheduled to be held at Nashville.

The two teamed up against Heath Slater and Rhyno in a tag-team match. Unfortunately for them, they couldn't outlast Slater and Rhyno and ended up on the losing side.

What's next?

Gallows and Anderson have not yet been given the opportunity to showcase their talent. It's evident that the two have a long way to go before they take a leap from their current status in the company to main event talent.

As of now, the two are can be best defined as enhancement talent.

Author's take

It was indeed surprising to see that both of them made no appearance at Starrcade in spite of being advertised for the event. However, their presence on the Nashville Live Event is also justified as they competed in the red brand's Live Event.


Although WWE has revealed no creative plans for the duo in the near future, we can expect them to work around their tag-team in the upcoming Live shows. Who knows, someday they might seize an opportunity to showcase their potential and the fate might smile upon them?

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