Karl Anderson

Nov 17, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

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Real name: Chad Allegra
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 241 lbs.
Date of birth: January 20, 1980
From: Asheville, NC
Pro debut: May 10, 2002
Trained by: Roger Ruffen & Les Thatcher
Finishing move: Gun Stun

Biography

– In his early career, Allegra competed under his real name for several regional promotions in the US
– On May 6, 2005, Allegra & Mongo fought BPW Tag Team Champions Crazy J & Lotus to a draw
– On October 28, 2005, Allegra fought HWA Heavyweight Champion Cody Hawk to a no-contest in a Lumberjack Match
– In early 2006, Allegra (under the name Karl Anderson) began competing in the New Japan Dojo alongside the likes of Fergal Devitt & Joey Ryan
– On March 12, 2006, Anderson defeated Fergal Devitt to win the NWA British Commonwealth Title
– A week later, Anderson fought Bo Cooper to a double countout to retain the NWA British Commonwealth Title
– On May 6, 2006, Anderson defeated Pepper Parks to retain the NWA British Commonwealth Title
– On November 11, 2006, Anderson defeated Ryan Boz to win the NWA Heartland States Title
– In 2007, Anderson began teaming with Joey Ryan. The duo would go on to be known as The Real American Heroes
– On February 25, 2007, Anderson & Ryan defeated Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) in a Flag Match to win the NWA Copa de Lucha
– On April 13, 2007, Anderson defeated The Human Tornado to win the EWF American Title
– Two weeks later, Anderson defeated TJ Perkins to retain the EWF American Title
– On May 6, 2007, Anderson entered the NWPW Heavyweight Title Tournament, defeating Supreme & El Bandito before losing to Kaos in the final
– On June 22, 2007, Anderson defeated Vizzion to retain the EWF American Title
– On July 8, 2007, Anderson & Ryan defeated Incognito & Sicodelico Jr and Billy Kidman & Sean Waltman in a Gauntlet Match to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles
– On July 13, 2007, Anderson defeated Mikey Nicholls to retain the EWF American Title
– The next day, The Real American Heroes defeated TNT (Brandon Nitro & Johnny Dynamite) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– On August 24, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated Los Luchas in a Cage Match to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– On October 13, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated The Iron Saints (Sal & Vito Thomaselli) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– In late October 2007, Anderson debuted for ROH, losing to Chris Hero at Survival of the Fittest
– In November 2007, The Real American Heroes defended the NWA World Tag Team Titles against The New Doom (Scorpio Sky & The Plague), Los Luchas and The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
– In January 2008, The Real American Heroes defended the NWA World Tag Team Titles against Los Luchas, Human Tornado & Scorpio Sky and Bino Gambino & Brandon Gatson
– In March 2008, Anderson began competing full-time for New Japan Pro Wrestling
– In April 2008, Anderson joined the Great Bash Heel stable
– At Resolution ’09, Anderson & Giant Bernard defeated Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori)
– In April 2009, Anderson & Bernard left Great Bash Heel to join CHAOS, forming the ‘Bad Intentions’ tag team
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’09, Bad Intentions defeated TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima)
– At Destruction ’09, Bad Intentions fought IWGP Tag Team Champions Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) to a double countout
– At Dominion ’10, Bad Intentions defeated Seigigun (Wataru Inoue & Yuji Nagata) and NO LIMIT (Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro Takahashi) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On July 19, 2010, Bad Intentions defeated Seigigun & No Limit in a 3-Way Match to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Destruction ’10, Bad Intentions & Tiger Mask defeated CHAOS (Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii & Yujiro Takahashi) by DQ
– At Wrestle Kingdom V, Bad Intentions defeated Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) and Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At CMLL Fantastica Mania ’11, Bad Intentions defeated Atlantis & Okumura to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On February 20, 2011, Bad Intentions defeated Muscle Orchestra (Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’11, Bad Intentions defeated NO LIMIT to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Dominion ’11, Bad Intentions defeated Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles and win the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On July 3, 2011, Bad Intentions defeated Hirooki Goto & Hiroshi Tanahashi to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On July 23, 2011, Bad Intentions defeated Takeshi Morishima & Yutaka Yoshie to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– On October 31, 2011, Bad Intentions defeated Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
– At Power Struggle ’11, Bad Intentions defeated Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– In March 2012, Giant Bernard left New Japan to return to WWE, breaking up Bad Intentions
– At Destruction ’12, Anderson, Hirooki Goto & Tetsuya Naito defeated Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Yujiro Takahashi
– On December 12, 2012, Anderson & Hirooki Goto won the NJPW World Tag League, defeating Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer) in the final
– At ROH Supercard of Honor VII, Anderson defeated Roderick Strong
– At Wrestling Dontaku ’13, Anderson joined The Bullet Club stable
– At Dominion ’13, The Bullet Club (Anderson, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga) defeated Captain New Japan, Tomoaki Honma & Yuji Nagata
– At King of Pro Wrestling ’13, The Bullet Club (Anderson, Fale & Prince Devitt) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Kota Ibushi
– In November 2013, The Bullet Club (Anderson & Doc Gallows) entered the NJPW World Tag League. They went on to win the tournament, defeating TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) in the final
– At Wrestle Kingdom 8, The Bullet Club (Anderson & Gallows) defeated Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– On February 9, 2014, The Bullet Club defeated Killer Elite Squad to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Invasion Attack ’14, The Bullet Club defeated Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– A week later, The Bullet Club defeated Captain Taiwan & Hirooki Goto to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At ROH/NJPW Global Wars ’14, The Bullet Club (Anderson & AJ Styles) defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Gedo)
– At ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds ’14, The Bullet Club (Anderson & Gallows) defeated The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Dominion ’14, The Bullet Club defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Destruction ’14, The Bullet Club defeated CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– At Power Struggle ’14, The Bullet Club (Anderson, Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Captain New Japan & Tetsuya Naito
– On February 11, 2015, The Bullet Club (Anderson & Gallows) defeated Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata to regain the IWGP Tag Team Titles, having lost them at Wrestle Kingdom a month prior
– In June 2015, The Bullet Club joined the GFW roster
– At Dominion ’15, The Bullet Club defeated The Kingdom (Michael Bennett & Matt Taven) to start their third IWGP Tag Team Title reign
– At NJPW New Year Dash ’16, The Bullet Club (Gallows, Anderson, Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi) & King Haku defeated GBH (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma), TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) & KUSHIDA
– Shortly after this event, rumours emerged that Anderson (along with fellow Bullet Club members AJ Styles & Luke Gallows) were in negotiations with WWE
– In late February 2016, Gallows & Anderson officially finished up with New Japan
– Gallows & Anderson debuted on the April 4 edition of Raw, attacking The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
– 3 weeks later, the duo made their in-ring WWE debuts, defeating The Usos
– At Extreme Rules ’16, Gallows & Anderson (now known as The Club) defeated The Usos in a Tornado Tag Match
– In the 2016 WWE draft, Anderson & Gallows were allocated to Raw, separating them from AJ Styles

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