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Backstage Information Regarding Karl Anderson’s Future With NJPW 

Karl Anderson last defended his IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship against Hiroshi Tanahashi in September at New Japan Pro-Burning Wrestling’s Spirit event. Anderson was supposed to defend his title against Hikuleo at NJPW Battle Autumn on November 5, but that match was cancelled after Anderson signed with WWE and was quickly booked for a match at Crown Jewel.

Amidst this, Anderson was not removed of the NEVER Title (despite the fact that this is the standard reaction to a missed title defence in NJPW), and the rivalry match has since been rescheduled. There has been an update regarding Anderson’s future status. According to a source, NJPW was aware that Anderson and his tag team partner Luke Gallows would be returning to WWE in August.

NEVER Openweight Championshi

The wheels were then allegedly set in motion to allow Anderson to operate dates around his WWE timeline and progress storylines until and then after his NEVER Openweight Championship defence at the World Tag League-Super Junior Tag League Finals on December 14. Furthermore, Anderson has always been pencilled in and going to be working the Tokyo Dome show on January 4, 2023, according to reports.

He and Gallows had agreed to work those dates before leaving IMPACT Wrestling. Anderson and Gallows returned to WWE on the October 10 version of Raw to fill in for A.J. Styles. They were let go by WWE in April of 2020 and went on to wrestle for IMPACT, AEW, and NJPW during their absence.

IRS scandal

Madusa claimed McMahon was not thinking clearly because WWE was embroiled in a steroid and IRS scandal. WWE needed to reduce its roster size to save money, so he let the women go. In retrospect, Madusa believes he should have cut half the men’s roster to save the women’s division.

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A new date has been set for VICE TV’s upcoming Vince McMahon documentary. The VICE TV documentary on Vince McMahon for which Dave Meltzer and I were interviewed airs December 13th at 9 PM ET, Alvarez said on Twitter. The documentary, labelled The Nine Lives of Vince McMahon, was supposed to debut on October 18. The date was altered at the last minute due to WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite premiering on the same night.

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