On April 15th 2020 Karl Anderson and his tag team partner Doc Gallows were released by WWE.
The team were part of a day of mass releases by WWE which was said to be due to cost-cutting measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fast forward exactly a year to the day, and a new raft of WWE Superstars were released by the company. Among the names of those released were Samoa Joe, Peyton Royce, Chelsea Green and Kalisto.
While Shane Helms posted a sympathetic message in support of those released, Karl Anderson has taken a more direct approach. With the former RAW Tag Team Champion telling the released stars to “get mad, make them regret it.”
— The Machine Gun (@MachineGunKA) April 16, 2021
Following his own WWE release, Anderson along with his partner Gallows soon found a new home in IMPACT Wrestling. Where the pair would soon win the IMPACT Tag Team Championships. It was recently revealed that IMPACT’s Scott Scott D’Amore spoke to Gallows within 15 minutes of the duo’s WWE exit.
The Good Brothers would eventually lose the IMPACT Tag Team Titles to FinJuice at IMPACT Sacrifce. However, the pair will attempt to regain the gold, at IMPACT Rebellion on April 25th.
In recent months The Good Brothers have also appeared on AEW, joining forces with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
Meanwhile, Samoa Joe remained mostly quiet, but that hasn’t stopped fan speculation over his next move. During his time in ROH Joe competed in a highly acclaimed trilogy of matches against CM Punk, something which fans clearly haven’t forgotten. Responding to a fan on Twitter who asked about the possibility of Punk and Joe facing off one more time, Punk posted “Anything is possible.”