As we know in recent months the O.C. officially returned to WWE alongside AJ Styles to counter Judgment Day and for this reason Karl Anderson found himself in the middle of two fires since he is currently also the NJPW champion and due to Crown Jewel he had to miss an event of the Japanese company where he should have defend the title.
This time, however, WWE would have reached an agreement with NJPW to send Anderson to finally defend the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 17, as reported by PWInsider. “Karl Anderson is expected to return to New Japan Pro Wrestling this Wednesday 12/14 to defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against Hikuelo, and this is not set to be his last appearance for the promotion.
PWInsider.com has learned from multiple sources that WWE and New Japan have come to an agreement to have Anderson wrestle at the Wrestle Kingdom event to be held at the Tokyo Dome, making him the first WWE-signed talent to headline NJPW's biggest event of the year.
PwInsider.com has been told that Anderson was already in NJPW's plans for the event even before The Good Brothers returned to WWE and that the two sides were able to come to terms to keep NJPW's creative plans in place. It has been said that Anderson will have a "strong role" at the Dome show in a one-off match”.
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Towards the end of November, the journalist Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful had reported how this unconventional situation between WWE and NJPW was close to an end, despite the fact that both Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows will appear precisely in the next NJPW show, with the approval of the Stamford federation.
“Those we spoke to said the plan is still for Anderson to work more dates beyond his title defense in December, noting that he has always been designated and planned to work the Tokyo Dome show. He and Gallows were committed to working those dates even before they left IMPACT Wrestling”.
Taking to his Twitter, Karl Anderson referenced the recent rebranding of NXT, bringing up the Wednesday Night Wars between them and AEW Dynamite. He went on to claim that WWE gave up on it quickly. "What happened to The Wednesday wars.
F**k they gave up quick," wrote Karl Anderson in his tweet. Anderson's recent Twitter activities have garnered the attention of fans, many of whom are calling him out for being disrespectful.