It was previously reported that Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson have turned down contracts that are worth millions of dollars and are also on their way out of WWE once their current deals expire. The Good Brothers have reportedly been unsatisfied with how they have been booked and utilized in recent years.
On a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program, Dave Meltzer would confirm that Gallows & Anderson have not signed new deals with The WWE yet and he also mentioned how Gallows & Anderson aren’t the only stars who have held off on re-signing. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos reportedly also have contracts that will be expiring much more earlier than Gallows & Anderson’s contracts which are set to expire this coming September. As previously reported, none of them have yet to re-sign with WWE.
It was also noted how AEW has regularly been mentioning about wanting tag teams in the main event spots on their upcoming shows. Not only that, but it was also mentioned that Gallows & Anderson are really close to The Elite after their lengthy run in New Japan Pro Wrestling as a part of The Bullet Club. Before AEW would come in the picture, Gallows & Anderson as well as other WWE Superstars were likely being offered less money from The WWE. It is being said that the new attitude of WWE Officials backstage is that signing these initial contract offers is crucial and if a certain Superstar or group of Superstars decline on the money which is first offered, then they will completely lose the chance at obtaining a lucrative deal.
Meltzer also thinks that the future contracts that are being offered by The WWE will ultimately reflect the level of success that All Elite Wrestling is currently reaching. If AEW would suddenly start losing some momentum, then it is believed that The WWE Superstars who have been holding out may see that their overall wages are decreasing, however, once a TV deal for AEW is announced, then it is believed that those Superstars will have increased leverage over their contracts.