Luke Gallows is the guest on this week’s episode of “Sitting Ringside with David Penzer.” Gallows had a lot to say about his WWE departure, signing with Impact Wrestling, Southpaw Championship Wrestling and much more.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Gallows talked about the filming of the Boneyard Match: “I think we started taping right when it got dark enough and we finished at 5:30 in the morning. It was long. It was a bit tedious but we got what we needed. Taker comes right out of the gate, swings at AJ who is against the limo, AJ ducks and puts his fist and arms through the glass. He got not just a cut, but a massive cut where you can see all kinds of shit hanging out of it. He’s old school, so he didn’t want to stop. They cleaned it up and held a towel around it as long as we could. We put a bandage on it and they went again and kept going. He continued to do it and bled all night. He’s an old school dude so I have respect for that. I thought it was cool. I said to Karl. didn’t wrestling learn from the Goldberg incident? When big bad ass strong dudes punch this glass, sometimes it breaks, and when it does, it cuts the f*ck out of you. Why do we not have a gimmick glass for this? Jeremy Borash was on hand for the production along with HHH and Michael Hayes and all of us.”
Gallows discussed Southpaw Championship Wrestling/Talk’N Shop A Mania: “They basically came to us and said they wanted to do it, and I was like, oh, interesting, where did you get that idea? I thought season 1 was pretty funny. I wasn’t a big fan of season 2. I thought they cut us out of a lot of scenes which sounds like I am being a selfish mark, but I thought it was our brand of humor and they strongly suggested some guys play some characters they were obviously uncomfortable with. I’m extremely comfortable being Sex Ferguson because my wife said that fits me in real life. It doesn’t have a proper finish. If you want to see a TV MA, and I will say that, put the kids to bed for this one because it is vulgar. There is a lot of vulgar innuendo. It is designed to make you laugh. It is light-hearted and supposed to be taken as a good time.”
Gallows was asked about the locker room atmosphere in WWE and Impact: “I will say this. I was not a fan of Gallows, Anderson, and AJ Styles joining WWE in 2016. I said that publicly. I thought we had a good thing going in Japan. But when I got there, I was pleasantly surprised because the locker room of old had changed. The old guard was gone. It wasn’t everybody walking around on eggshells. I give big credit to Roman Reigns for that. It wasn’t the locker room vibe necessarily in WWE, it was the vibe of some of the people who weren’t in charge who still try to lead through fear and everybody is supposed to be scared of everything. But, you have a different set of eyes when you are 22 as opposed to 35, like, I’m not scared of these mother f*ckers or what they think and I’m not going to cower around everybody and all that stuff. But, that being said, I love the vibe of the Impact locker room.”