34 Facts About Karl Anderson


Karl Anderson is currently signed to WWE where he performs on the SmackDown brand.


Karl Anderson holds the record for the longest reign and most defenses with the title, achieved on his first reign with former partner Giant Bernard.


Karl Anderson wrestled for Southern California-based independent promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla between 2007 and 2009.


At Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4,2023, Karl Anderson became the first WWE contracted wrestler to perform at NJPW's marquee event where he lost the title.


Karl Anderson received a baseball scholarship to study at Mars Hill College in his home state before dropping out to pursue a wrestling career.


Karl Anderson appeared weekly on MavTV, a small broadcast network, carried on limited stations.


Karl Anderson lost his EWF American Championship to Mikey Nicholls on September 7,2007, in a 30-minute Iron Man match, which included Ryan Taylor.


In early 2007, Karl Anderson debuted for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, picking up big wins over established wrestlers such as Frankie Kazarian and Colt Cabana.


Karl Anderson would continue to appear for PWG over the year, occasionally teaming with Joey Ryan's Dynasty faction.


Karl Anderson made his final appearance for PWG on September 4,2009, when he was defeated by Roderick Strong.


Karl Anderson has however noted that he did not hate PWG, saying that they treated him well and gave him an opportunity when no one else would.


On October 19,2007, Karl Anderson made his debut for Ring of Honor, losing to Chris Hero in a Survival of the Fittest qualifying match.


Two days later, Karl Anderson was defeated by Adam Pearce in a singles match.


At the following day's tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Karl Anderson picked up another win over Michael Elgin.


Karl Anderson then joined NJPW's top heel stable Great Bash Heel and spent the rest of the year wrestling in midcard matches.


Six days later, Karl Anderson was eliminated from the tournament in the second round by Kazuchika Okada.


On May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2013, Karl Anderson faced Hiroshi Tanahashi in another high-profile match, but was again defeated.


From August 1 to 11, Karl Anderson took part in the 2013 G1 Climax, where he finished with a record of five wins and four losses, with a loss against Tetsuya Naito on the final day costing him a spot in the final of the tournament.


In October, Karl Anderson set his sights on the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, held by Kazuchika Okada, looking to avenge his loss from the finals of the 2012 G1 Climax.


From July 21 to August 8, Karl Anderson took part in the 2014 G1 Climax, where he finished third in his block with a record of five wins and five losses.


Two days later at Destruction in Okayama, Karl Anderson unsuccessfully challenged Okada for his IWGP Heavyweight Championship number one contender's contract.


From July 23 to August 15, Karl Anderson took part in the 2015 G1 Climax.


Karl Anderson entered the final day with a chance to advance from his block, but was eliminated after losing to Satoshi Kojima, giving him a record of six wins and three losses.


Karl Anderson remained under NJPW contract and was expected to finish off his contracted dates with the promotion before leaving.


On February 19, Karl Anderson confirmed in an interview with Tokyo Sports that he was leaving NJPW after the following day's Honor Rising: Japan 2016 show.


In July 2019, it was reported that Gallows and Karl Anderson had re-signed with WWE to five-year contracts.


On July 18,2020, Gallows and Karl Anderson announced that they had both signed two-year contracts with Impact Wrestling and would be appearing at Slammiversary.


At the event, Gallows, and Karl Anderson, now known as The Good Brothers, appeared at the end of the show helping Eddie Edwards fend off Ace Austin and Madman Fulton before celebrating with Edwards, establishing themselves as fan favorites.


At Turning Point, Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated The North to win the Impact World Tag Team Championship for the first time, becoming the second tag team to win tag gold in NJPW, WWE and Impact.


Gallows and Karl Anderson were making appearances in AEW, due to a working relationship crossover deal with Impact Wrestling.


On October 10,2022, Karl Anderson unexpectedly returned to WWE, while still being recognized as the NEVER Openweight Champion.


On January 4,2023, at Wrestle Kingdom 17, Tama Tonga defeated Karl Anderson; thus ending the reign.


Karl Anderson is close friends with AJ Styles and long time tag team partner Doc Gallows, often referring to the former as "Uncle Allen".


Karl Anderson appears in WWE 2K18 WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds as a playable character.