Years of friendship will come to a head on “WWE Raw” as Finn Balor takes on one of his original Bullet Club associates. Announced on WWE.com, Balor will take on Karl Anderson in singles action tonight before the two join their respective teams to compete in a six-man match at WWE Crown Jewel. A few weeks ago, Anderson and Luke Gallows – The Good Brothers – returned to WWE and reformed The OC with AJ Styles after Styles was apparently set to join The Judgment Day.
Bullet Club started in New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2013 when Balor, then known as Prince Devitt, turned on Ryusuke Taguchi and teamed up with Anderson, Tama Tonga and Bad Luck Fale to create the version original from the infamous faction. .
While Anderson takes on this match head-to-head tonight, he may not be doing the same for NJPW for its “Battle Autumn” event on November 5 – the same day as Crown Jewel. Anderson still holds NJPW’s NEVER Openweight Championship and made no indication that he would prioritize a previously scheduled defense of that title on the show over WWE’s Saudi Arabia card. NJPW President Tahami Ohbari was reportedly “furious” at the current situation and later said he expected all champions to honor their announced commitments.
Gallows and Anderson posted their own response, explaining their plans in a Twitter video that said Anderson would not fulfill his NJPW pledge since he didn’t go through Gallows first.