OC’s WWE star Karl Anderson competed at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 event last January 4 when he defended the Never Openweight Championship against Tama Tonga. Fight selection Reports stated that AJ Styles had plans to travel to Japan and support his OC partner against Tonga, but The Phenomenal One never made it to Japan and appeared at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 because Styles suffered a broken ankle and was unable to make it. t travel.
The report also states that Luke Gallows didn’t even travel to Japan, but it was an NJPW call and it led to a ton of extra coverage for both companies. Anderson eventually lost the title to Tama Tonga, but there is no word yet on whether this could lead to more NJPW appearances for Karl Anderson.