On Monday night, it looked like AJ Styles was about to join The Judgment Day, but then he revealed his true allegiance: The O.C.
On Raw, it rumores all day that both Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows would be returning. Mickie James turned on The Authority in a six girl tag team match when she pinned Alexa Bliss. As Styles appeared to be about to join the altercation, embracing Finn Balor with a hug, he tricked him and instead introduced the returns of Anderson and Gallows.
Gallows and Anderson are here! The OC is back and they're taking out #TheJudgmentDay!!!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/PBAZk8Gxgt
— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2022
During their tag team career, Anderson and Gallows became WWE, IMPACT, and IWGP Tag Team Champions together. They recently spottes in Washington D.C.with AJ Styles on Sunday.
Anderson and Gallows left IMPACT Wrestling in August with one last match, a loss to The Motor City Machine Guns at a Dallas television recording. Originally, the pair’s contract was set to expire on July 31 but the two sides agreed to continue doing business into August.
Before they signed with WWE, the tag team planned on putting a spotlight on New Japan Pro Wrestling through Wrestle Kingdom, with NJPW planning for Anderson to have a huge singles match at their Tokyo Dome event.
Vince McMahon may not be in charge of World Wrestling Entertainment anymore, but he apparently still interestes in making a deal to buy out the company. Back in June, while he was still the Chairman and CEO, word got out that he was talking to his team about coming back to the company when their contracts with Impact expired. While negotiations were going well at first, they broke down after The Good Brothers requested an exorbitant price tag.
Because of what happened in 2019, The Good Brothers have a higher pay (along with fresh five-year deals). This is because they had an opportunity to sign contracts with a new wrestling company, AEW, but instead they chose to stay with WWE. However, just after WrestleMania 37, WWE released them and at a bad time too given that it was right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back in the summer of 2018, WWE and The Good Brothers had to end their contract negotiations. This was largely due to the fact that they were far apart in terms of money. Now, with a new administration in power at WWE, they’ve managed to re-open negotiations, which led to an agreement this time around.
Anderson, one-half of the Bullet Club faction and a talented in-ring talent, still schedules to wrestle at NJPW’s Royal Quest II in London. His most recent notable match was against The Villain – Marty Scurll at the Hammerstein Ballroom on May 23. There, they competed for a Pro Wrestling NOAH 40th Anniversary Special Match contract with the GHC Heavyweight Championship on the line.
In 2016, The Good Brothers formed a tag team with AJ Styles. They wrestled together in New Japan Pro Wrestling beforehand but then switched to World Wrestling Entertainment when they gave the opportunity. They went on to become The Club, which eventually became The O.C.
Gallows has been quite the busy man in wrestling. Besides being part of The O.C. stable, he’s also had stints as the Festus gimmick, Kane impersonator and was a member of CM Punk’s Straightedge Society. Anderson had a healthy run in New Japan Pro Wrestling where he found success in both singles and tag teams. He teamed with Gallows in Bad Intentions before they teamed up again as partners.