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Karl Anderson On When He First Learned About The North, Wants to See Them Face AEW Teams

December 14, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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On the latest Talk’n Shop podcast, Karl Anderson recalled the amusing moment he first found out about The North and how much of a fan he is of them. Anderson and Doc Gallows have had several encounters with Josh Alexander and Ethan Page since they arrived in Impact over the summer, with Anderson even facing Page one-on-one at this past weekend’s Final Resolution. The Machine Gun discussed which teams he’d like to see The North face from AEW in a potential crossover with Impact, and his experience working with them. You can check out the highlights and full audio below:

On when he first heard about the North: “I’m a massive fan of the North. And that might sound typical, but I’ll be truthful: before we came to Impact I wasn’t, because I didn’t know who the f**k they were. Let me tell you how I first found out about The North. I don’t typically care about lists, tag team lists, right? Because I’m always, Karl Anderson’s always thrown in there on like, possibly on the underrated list, right? But I’m never at the top, it’s always like f**kin’ Cesaro or some s**t. I’m always like, #8 underrated. For some reason, that’s what it is, whatever. But with tag teams, we’re not always up there because we don’t do these certain things. But I don’t care about lists, because lists are subjective and that’s great.

“I read this one list on Instagram for some reason, something on Instagram got me. I was still working on WWE. I just happened to be going through the Instagram lists, or whatever it was … It said, ‘Top 5 Tag Teams in the World,’ or something. And I just ran over to The Revival. And I said, ‘Guys, god dammit. You guys know I don’t care about this stuff.’ And I said, ‘I’ve gotta talk to you about this. You know I don’t care about lists.’ They said, ‘We know, Chad.’ I said, ‘Who the f**k is The North and why are they ahead of us?’ And they f**king lost it.’

On working with the team: “Then I got there, I got to know them both. Got in the ring with them both in tag team matches and singles matches. And they both can go, they both deserve lots of credit. But they needed a little more love, a little more run, you know what I mean? So The North is great. I think The North vs. The Revival would be f**king amazing. The North vs. The Young Bucks would be amazing.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Talk’n Shop with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.