According to a new report from Pwinsider.com, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson recently turned down “multi-million dollar deals” to extend their current WWE contracts. The two are set to leave the company after their current deals expire.
Multiple sources are saying that WWE officials approached the two well in advance of their contracts being up in an attempt to re-sign them. While there were several backstage meetings, the two men have reportedly turned down their new offers. The reason is apparently due to their creative booking, as they have not been given any high-profile feuds or storylines in the past couple of years since they joined the company. Also, WWE dropped their planned WWE Network series “Botch Club” after just one episode. According to sources, Gallows and Anderson’s current WWE contracts are set to expire in late September of this year and their minds could change by then, especially if they get a big push, but as of now, the word among talent is that they intend to depart the company.
Also, the duo aren’t being booked for any WWE live events after they failed to reach a new deal during their initial contract meetings. The two have been brought in to the TV tapings, though.
For what it’s worth, numerous WWE Superstars are said to be “less scared” about being vocal to management and complaining than they apparently were before. There’s reportedly an idea now in the WWE locker room that Superstars who complain more will be given some type of push on TV.
One example of this idea could possibly be The Revival. As previously reported, the team was rumored to be unhappy with their booking on RAW, and the duo requested their releases. However, just a few weeks later, The Revival won the RAW tag team titles, giving them their first titles on the main roster.
It should also be noted that WWE producer Adam Pearce wrote in a series of tweets this month about the “squeaky wheel” getting replaced. However, he reacted defensively when it was asked if the tweets were wrestling related.