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AJ Styles Says He Feels Responsible For Release of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

April 17, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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During a stream on his Mixer channel, AJ Styles spoke about the WWE release of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, who were fired from the company along with many other people this past week.

He said: “It freaking sucks. If you didn’t know, Gallows and Anderson, guys who were like my brothers, were released yesterday and that one hurt. That one hurt really bad. Really bad. The only way I know how to explain it is these guys are like my family and I couldn’t take care of my own brothers, that’s the way I feel about it. I’m the oldest, I’m supposed to take care of them and I didn’t manage to do that. And I feel responsible, in some weird way, for them being released. It’s devastating. I don’t know any other way to explain it.

And there’s a lot of other great wrestlers, I’ll kind of go down the list for you. Kurt Angle, a buddy of mine, Rusev, Drake Maverick, great guy, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Heath Slater, Eric Young, Rowan, like Eric Young man, like…I don’t know how he missed the boat. Those guys just…Rowan, like I said another guy who was doing great work. Sarah Logan, she was just on television, she was just on the PPV. Gallows and Anderson were on one of the main events of Wrestlemania. Mike Chioda, this guy’s got tenure for sure. It sucks. Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis, EC3, Lio Rush, Primo and Epico. And I’m sure there was some in NXT, but I wasn’t sure. And it’s just weird.

This stuff is expected with everything that’s going on. I’m as shocked as you are with some of the guys that got released. I have my own opinions with things that could have been done differently. That doesn’t change…I’m not the CEO of the company, I’m not a billionaire. I’m not up there, I don’t make those decisions, I don’t know what it takes to make those decisions. I’m not qualified to say what’s right or wrong. Who do you blame with all this? Every company is doing this. One thing you have to learn is that when big companies stop making money, it’s not the highest up person who owns a company, they don’t take a pay cut, everyone else does. That’s usually the way it works. And maybe that’s where we’re at. I don’t know who’s making what, I don’t know what. All I know is I lost a lot of great friends and I’m tore up about it. It’s just a terrible time. Who would have thought 2020 was going to suck so bad?

If you use any quotes from this article, please credit AJ Styles with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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