Karl Anderson is the reigning NEVER Openweight Champion in NJPW and was scheduled to defend the title against Hikuleo on November 5 NJPW Battle Autumn.
Anderson ended up being double booked on the date as he competed at WWE Crown Jewel in a six-man tag team bout.
His NEVER Openweight TItle defense was canceled on November 5 and a return date has not been announced, but Anderson has ensured fans that he will defend his title.
"I'm gonna go back on my time. New Japan Pro-Wrestling usually strips their champions when they can't make a show. They threw a leniency in there because they announced the match when we hadn't totally agreed what we were going to do. The dates were coming up...I'm going to comeback and defend my championship. I messaged Rocky Romero, he's a great friend and one of the office brothers, and I go, 'I can't wait to announce this date because these people are really hating me right now.' I'm keeping this title and never giving it back," he jokingly said at the end when discussing the matter on WWE After The Bell.
It is unknown when Anderson will defend his title.
Elsewhere during the interview, Anderson and Gallows discussed their return to WWE. You can find their full comments by clicking here.
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