If you're gonna go out, you might as well go out on top. That's the philosophy apparently being employed by WWE superstars Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. The pair competed in what some are calling the match of their career last night on WWE Monday Night Raw, taking on Heath Slater and Rhyno in a "Trick Or Streetfight." Now, according to social media activity, the pair may be on their way out of the company.
Dressed as their characters from Southpaw Regional Wrestling, Tex Ferguson and Chad 2 Badd, Gallows and Anderson fought valiantly against Slater and Rhyno, who were dressed as Santa Claus and Mrs. Klaus, costumes which made total sense. The wrestlers employed every trick in the book to secure victory, including hitting each other with candy-corn kendo sticks, pies in faces, and multiple spots with pumpkins on their heads. Though Gallows and Anderson were defeated in the match (while wearing pumpkins on their heads), everyone agrees that their performance was easily a contender for match of the year.
And after such an accomplishment, what else do Gallows and Anderson have left to prove in WWE? Seemingly nothing, as the pair seem to be headed out the door. As noticed by a user on Reddit's /r/SquaredCircle, Anderson has removed all references to WWE from his Twitter bio. Anderson's bio previously read, "WWE RAW Monday Nights on USA.. One of the last real cowboys left on the Planet.. Have 3 sons with a #HotAsianWife, but now reads, "One of the last real #Brothers left in the World. Have 3 sons with a #HotAsianWife." This is a strategy that was also employed by Eva Marie before her exit from the company earlier this year. Gallows, for his part, has never mentioned WWE in his Twitter bio. Was he ever truly here in the first place?!
As to where Gallows and Anderson could go next, if their departure does happen, the sky is the limit. They could return to New Japan Pro Wrestling and rejoin the Bullet Club, but that would surely feel like a step down after such an amazing Halloween-themed match. Perhaps they can transition to being blockbuster Hollywood movie stars like The Rock or Dave Bautista. It's about time for a Pumpkinhead reboot, right?
Whatever happens, we here at Bleeding Cool wish Gallows and Anderson the best in their future endeavors, and thank them for reminding us why we love wrestling in the first place: for the joy of seeing two men with jack-o-lanterns on their heads colliding with each other.