On a recent episode of his YouTube show Saturday Night Special, Chris Jericho revealed that he originally wanted Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to join The Inner Circle:
"The Young Bucks, Kenny (Omega), and myself kind of convinced Tony Khan that they would be excellent in AEW. One of the ideas at one point was to have Gallows and Anderson in The Inner Circle. And let me just say, I love The Inner Circle. I think we really stumbled onto something great. But keep this in mind. I knew Jake Hager but I hadn't seen him or worked with him in years. Never met Santana or Ortiz other than my cruise where we crossed paths briefly and I didn't even know Sammy Guevara at all."
Jericho's comments about Anderson & Gallows can be heard at the 22:50 mark in the following video: