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PROFILE

"The Machinegun" Karl Anderson

UNIT

BULLET CLUB 

HEIGHT

184cm 

WEIGHT

109kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

Jan20 1980 

HEIGHT
184cm 
WEIGHT
109kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
Jan20 1980 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Ashville North Carolina 
DEBUT
May 10 2002 
FINISH HOLD

Gunstun, Bernard Driver

 
TWITTER
@machinegunka 

BIOGRAPHY

A product of the original LA Dojo, Karl Anderson made his NJPW debut in 2008. Quickly gaining a reputation as a tag team master, he held the IWGP Tag team Championships with Giant Bernard for a year and a half between 2010 and 2012. He was equally impressive as a singles wrestler however, becoming only the second non-Japanese wrestler to make the G1 Climax final, in 2012.

The next year, Anderson joined Prince Devitt, Bad Luck Fale and protege Tama Tonga in forming BULLET CLUB. When Doc Gallows joined the club, the two would win three more IWGP Tag titles, before both left for WWE in 2016. 

Active for the next six years in America, Gallows and Anderson would win multiple WWE and IMPACT Tag Team Championships, away from BULLET CLUB. In February 2022 though, Switchblade Jay White welcomed the Good Brothers back into BULLET CLUB at the expense of Tama Tonga. Heading back to Japan, Anderson battled his former protege, defeating Tama to take the NEVER Openweight Championship at Dominion 2022.

A product of the original LA Dojo, Karl Anderson made his NJPW debut in 2008. Quickly gaining a reputation as a tag team master, he held the IWGP Tag team Championships with Giant Bernard for a year and a half between 2010 and 2012. He was equally impressive as a singles wrestler however, becoming only the second non-Japanese wrestler to make the G1 Climax final, in 2012.

The next year, Anderson joined Prince Devitt, Bad Luck Fale and protege Tama Tonga in forming BULLET CLUB. When Doc Gallows joined the club, the two would win three more IWGP Tag titles, before both left for WWE in 2016. 

Active for the next six years in America, Gallows and Anderson would win multiple WWE and IMPACT Tag Team Championships, away from BULLET CLUB. In February 2022 though, Switchblade Jay White welcomed the Good Brothers back into BULLET CLUB at the expense of Tama Tonga. Heading back to Japan, Anderson battled his former protege, defeating Tama to take the NEVER Openweight Championship at Dominion 2022.

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