AJ Styles on Gallows & Anderson Release: “Devastated” and “Never Felt More Alone”

AJ Styles commented on the releases of his former OC stablemates, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows on his Mixer channel, saying that he was “devastated” and “[felt] responsible” for them being released.

[Gallows & Anderson] hurt really bad. The only way I can explain it is these guys are like 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. I feel responsible, in some weird way, for them being released. It’s devastating.

There’s a lot of other great wrestlers [who got released]. This stuff is expected with everything 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. I’m not the CEO of the company, I don’t make those decisions. Who do you blame with all this? Every company is doing this. When big companies stop making money, it’s not the highest up person who takes a pay cut, everyone else does. All I know is I lost a lot of great friends.

When Gallows & Anderson got released, I just felt alone. Those guys are with me all the time and I’ve never felt more alone. If Gallows & Anderson go to AEW or NJPW, I hope they kill it. I’m going to miss them, I really am. These next couple of years are going to be different.

Transcript h/t: Fightful