The OC members Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson recently talked to TV Insider about WWE 2K20, tag team wrestling not being the priority in WWE, and what it’s like to reunite with AJ Styles again.
Check out highlights below:
On the current state of the tag team division:
Anderson: I think it’s always going to be a progression thing for tag teams because singles stars are such a priority. And I get it, too, because you need big singles stars. But we’re passionate about tag team wrestling, and I think there has been progress. I think there still needs to be more progress. We’re going to keep working toward it.
Gallows: I think we are going in the right direction. If you look at the tag team division of WWE, it’s stronger than ever. There has been a lot of great tag teams like the Usos, you have us, The Revival, AOP. I’m sure I’m leaving someone out.
Anderson: Heavy Machinery, Hawkins and Ryder.
Gallows: So there are a ton of good teams out there. Good depth in the roster. I think any time the tag teams are showcased, we’re going to step up and show out.
Reuniting with AJ Styles:
Anderson: I think we were off track for a long, long time. It’s good we are able to get back with AJ. Just because it’s just a story that our fans like to see. I think it was snatched away from us with a past Draft. It’s a story that needs to be told and finished. It has been fun.
On the impact of Bullet Club:
Anderson: You know, we always felt, because we were in New Japan Pro-Wrestling for so long, that it was an alternative to WWE. We’re always motivated. We were motivated then to let people know what Bullet Club was and can do. We proved that. The Bullet Club is still going on. The shirts are on every single television show in wrestling all over the world.
Gallows: I think it’s hard to argue the fact that the inception of Bullet Club and Bullet Club’s rise wasn’t at the very beginning of this movement for the professional wrestling industry. There is more wrestling on television right now than there has ever been in history. There are more contracted professional wrestlers earning a good living than there has ever been in history. Not only is it a great time for the fans and WWE Universe, but it’s a great time for us as performers too. I think everyone is highly motivated and going to bring their A-game. Not that they haven’t already, but going forward for sure.
Anderson: We’ve looked at ourselves as underdogs — people kind of swiping us under. That kind of got us to do what we did in New Japan. Coming here, it’s constantly an uphill battle for us. So, we’re always motivated.