Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows Comment On AEW & WWE’s “The Club”

Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows filed trademarks recently.
Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows filed trademarks recently.

Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows recently told reporter Chris Van Vliet they wish nothing but the best for those involved with AEW. They also commented on when and why the decision was made to end the Club in WWE.

When did The Club officially come to an end?
Karl Anderson: “When AJ Styles got drafted to Smackdown and the story stopped. There you go.”
Luke Gallows: “It came to a screeching halt.”
Karl Anderson: “When the writers decided it needed to stop.”
Luke Gallows: “Well we could have continued but you need some screen time, you know what I mean brother?”
Their thoughts on AEW:
Luke Gallows: “We’re happy for our friends, we think those guys will do great. They’ve done great around the world. We wish we could have them here with us but we wish them the best in their new endeavor.”
Karl Anderson: “Happy for our friends, happy for the industry and I hope everybody succeeds.”

Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows Tag Team Championship Statistics

Anderson & Gallows first began teaming with each other in 2013. Anderson had been a founding member of Bullet Club earlier that year along with Prince Devitt, Tama Tonga, and Bad Luck Fale. Gallows had been wrestling as part of the Aces and 8s faction in TNA before debuting in NJPW. Anderson and Gallows won the World Tag League that year.

The team’s first reign with the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team lasted exactly 365 days from the Tokyo Dome show on 1/4/14 to the Tokyo Dome show on 1/4/15. They defeated Killer Elite Squad for the titles in 2014 and lost them to Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata in 2015. During the course of 2014, they defended the titles successfully 6x.

Anderson & Gallows 2nd and 3rd title reigns came in 2015 after dropping and regaining the belts to Mike Bennett and Matt Taven, the Kingdom. Finally, Anderson and Gallows drop the titles for the final time on 1/4/16, losing the belts to the World Tag League champions, Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma.

Anderson and Gallows held the Raw Tag Team championships for 63 days in 2017. They defeated the Bar for the titles but then lost them to the returning Hardy Boyz in a fatal 4-way ladder match at WrestleMania 33.