Doc Gallows says fans are going to be truly delighted when The Good Brothers take over the pay-per-view world with Talk ‘N Shop A Mania.
Gallows recently sat down with WrestleZone Editor-in-Chief Bill Pritchard while promoting the upcoming Talk ‘N Shop A Mania pay-per-view on August 1 and talked a bit about how the idea was born as well as what fans can expect from the show.
“On April 15th, I was sitting in my sauna in my gym in the basement and I was called and let go [by WWE]. I hung up the phone and booked a signing in Spain, ”Gallows explained,“ then thought, ‘Our last WWE match was 12 days ago, it was the WrestleMania co-main event with The Undertaker. in a Boneyard Match. If we don’t forgive this after they fire us 12 days later, we are missing out on a huge opportunity.
” The [Southpaw Regional Wrestling idea] was taken from my character “Sex Ferguson” and it was a parody of how I started to wrestle. And if you can’t have fun with the entertainment side of pro wrestling, you don’t have a sense of humor and you’re a different kind of fan, in my opinion. I said let’s take this thing – and it’s not disrespectful, it’s a big nod to everyone – you see a full list of names on that Talk ‘N Shop A-Mania card and you don’t do not see a technical and exciting professional wrestling. You’re going to see these people portray characters that are more in tune with their own sense of humor and our sense of humor, ”Gallows said,“ and that’s a great nod to professional wrestling. You’re not going to see a big work rate match because it’s to make you laugh and have a good time, sit for an hour and a half and forget about this pandemic, really just have fun.
“I don’t recommend letting the kids watch it because there are a lot of F-bombs out there, but if you’re a professional adult wrestling fan like me, I think you’re going to enjoy it. The main event is a Boner Yard Match, for goodness sake, ”Gallows said. “I bought a hearse and had a grave built on my property. I have druids, coffins, it’s ridiculous. You will only get out of $ 15 even if you hate it. It is available on pay-per-view in America and Canada, you can buy it on FITE TV; it’s August 1st and it’s Talk ‘N Shop A-Mania, you’ll never see anything like it unless you buy it. If enough of you buy it, we could make a sequel.
Organizing a wrestling event in the ‘quarantine era’ was no easy task, and promoters had to introduce a number of strict protocols and precautions to ensure the safety of performers. The Talk ‘N Shop A-Mania event is no different, and Doc Gallows detailed some of the actions he took as promoter of this event since he invited so many people to his property. Gallows said that not only did he and Karl Anderson get tested before filming a segment for this week’s episode of Being The Elite, but he also got a COVID-19 check at his home because it’s a necessity in today’s climate.
“Speaking of protocols, it’s masks, social distancing, temperature controls. That’s where thirty of us were sitting shooting shit and hanging out together, you can’t do that anymore, ”Gallows said. “You have to get away socially, even put on gloves to get your catered food or whatever, everyone’s careful.
“We went to AEW to shoot the BTE gadget with the [Young Bucks] at the hotel for their show and we got the finger prick and the COVID test there, and it’s the same. We shot Talk ‘N Shop A-Mania two weeks ago on my property in Georgia. My wife is an emergency nurse, she is on the front line. We made that decision, ”Gallows said,“ because financially we’re in a situation where we can do it and she is currently working on her PhD. She puts on scrubs and gloves, a mask and we did a COVID check at the end of my driveway because you have to. It is a different time and I hope this pandemic abates and slows down, but it is irresponsible not to be safe. We’re driving right now, we’re in Tennessee crossing Georgia, and if we walk into a gas station, everyone is wearing a mask and it’s the same with wrestling. With wrestling you are more at risk because you are sweating all over the place and have close contact, so you need to be as careful as possible. This is something neither of us were prepared for or used to.
Gallows added that things have changed so quickly over the past few months, but you see it in perspective even if you aren’t actively involved in the wrestling world. He said all of these preventative measures had to be taken to make sure no one got sick, and no one who was on his property checking in did.
“There are so many unknowns in this stuff and it’s another time, but I hope it’s behind us soon.”
Check out our full interview with Doc Gallows at the top of this page; we learn more about the Talk ‘N Shop A Mania pay-per-view on August 1, the potential for a sequel, why IMPACT Wrestling was the right choice for the Good Brothers and much more.