Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows have been keeping busy behind the scenes since their release from WWE … and now they’re close to finalizing deals in the States.
Sources tell us Impact Wrestling has been heavily pursuing the tag team in order for them to appear at Slammiversary next month.
The advertisement for the event claims that on July 18th, the date of the pay-per-view, the world of Impact Wrestling will change. The most recent commercial features footage of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, amongst other recently released talent from WWE. Impact has also been teasing the arrival of a former World champion in the advertisements.
Our sources say Impact has offered Gallows and Anderson incredibly strong deals that would allow them to work with New Japan once that’s a possibility, both in a legal sense and from a travel sense due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
For those unaware, Impact VP Scott D’Amore has a long history with both Anderson and Gallows, so all three working together wouldn’t be out of left field. D’Amore has known Anderson since he first broke into the business and even tried bringing him into TNA once. Scott also pushed Gallows to go to Japan to team with Karl for the first time and was a member of Bullet Club at one point.
As for “TalkNShopAMania,” which the duo have been hyping on social media, there’s word going around that it will be much more than just their podcast filmed on video. We’re told if everything goes to plan, it could possibly be the start of their own side promotion of sorts.
Gallows and Anderson will make their official announcements regarding future plans on July 18th when their no compete clauses with WWE expire.