In a world of hyperbole and larger than life characters, it’s rare to hear someone promise something terrible – meet The Good Brothers.
Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson and Rocky Romero are teaming up once again for Talk N’ Shop A Mania 2, the highly anticipated sequel to what they billed as the worst pay-per-view of all time.
The truly awful action goes down tonight (November 13) on FITE, with top stars like Scott Steiner, Hurricane Helms and more set to make cameo appearances in the strange ‘parallel universe’.
Rocky exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘It’s like the Marvel Alternate Universe! It lives in the world, right, but it’s an alternate universe.
‘We’re not ourselves – we’re doing commentary as ourselves, that’s the only thing that’s in between both worlds… Everybody’s coming in and out of this universe.
‘That’s what kinda makes it fun, and that’s supposed to be the whole thing about it. Pro wrestling is supposed to take you out of the regular world and enjoy it for three hours.
‘This is trying to make another layer on top of it. Let all of your inhibitions out and let’s just have fun with his pay-per-view.’
Gallows agreed with the sentiment, but he doesn’t think anyone is suspending their disbelief while watching the parody show.
He laughed: ‘I don’t know if we’ve suspended anybody’s disbelief in this parallel universe or we’ve taken them on a f***ing pro wrestling acid trip that we just really wanted to be on.’
The original Talk N’ Shop A Mania event earlier this year was born from the trio’s podcast, and after Gallows and Anderson left WWE in April the door was now open to finally realise their dream.
‘2020 has been crazy, but it feels like this has almost been a blessing because this is the s**t we like to do,’ Karl noted. ‘Being able to do this, being able to step out to do what we want to do and create this insane universe of characters that we think’s funny.’
Gallows and Anderson’s new home in IMPACT Wrestling – and Rocky’s base of New Japan Pro Wrestling – affords them the freedom to get creative with outside projects, and made such a crazy idea on paper become something fans are getting behind.
‘It’s definitely the most creative liberty we’ve ever had, for sure,’ Doc said.
‘I was so happy when [the WWE release] happened, that I had thought up the idea for a parody pay-per-view within 10 minutes and called up both of these guys – who did not want to talk about it yet!
‘Luckily they came on board and they finally agreed to it, and I think we’re making some magic.’
The Good Brothers – who will also be part of IMPACT Wrestling’s Turning Point event on Saturday, November 14 on IMPACT Plus – are living their dream now, and they can’t wait to make it over to the UK once it’s safe to do so, particularly with the promotion’s new TV deal on FreeSports.
Doc pondered: ‘We’re just excited for everything coming up. You know, when the world opens up, where can we go? What can we do next?
‘I would love to get over there in front of the UK audience again. The last time I wrestled over there for TNA were some of the best TNA shows they’ve done box office-wise.
‘I belive we can do that again – we’ve got a loyal audience over there with you guys, and we’re gonna have one all the way around the world. It’s exciting.’
*This weekend, watch Talk N’ Shop A Mania (November 13) on FITE and IMPACT Wrestling’s Turning Point (November 14) on IMPACT Plus.
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