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Gallows and Anderson
GallowsandAnderson
Karl Anderson (left) and Luke Gallows (right)
Tag team
Members Karl Anderson
Doc Gallows
Name(s) Bullet Club
Gallows and Anderson
Combined
weight
545 lb (247 kg)
Debut November 23, 2013
Promotion(s) GFW
NJPW
ROH

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are a professional wrestling tag team. They worked in the Japanese promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and have also worked as a tag team in the United States for Ring of Honor (ROH) and various promotions on the independent circuit.

Anderson and Gallows were first put together by NJPW in 2013, working as a tag team within the larger Bullet Club stable. Over the next three years, the two won the IWGP Tag Team Championship three times, while also winning the 2013 World Tag League. In February 2016, the two left NJPW to sign with WWE.

HistoryEdit

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2013–2016)Edit

On November 11, 2013, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) announced the participating teams in the 2013 World Tag League. Included was a team representing the Bullet Club stable, made up of founding member Karl Anderson and the debuting Doc Gallows.[1] Anderson had been working for NJPW regularly since 2008,[2] while Gallows, a former WWE performer, had most recently worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).[3] The two ended up winning their block with a record of four wins and two losses,[4] and on December 8, first defeated Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma in the semifinals and then Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima in the finals to win the tournament.[5] This led to a match on January 4, 2014, at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome, where they defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship.[6] Anderson and Gallows ended up holding the title for a full year, successfully defending it six times.[7] In December 2014, the two made it to the finals of their second consecutive World Tag League, but were defeated there by Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata,.[8] who then went on to defeat them for IWGP Tag Team Championship on January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome.[9]

On February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka, Anderson and Gallows defeated Goto and Shibata in a rematch to regain the IWGP Tag Team Championship.[10] Their second reign ended on April 5 at Invasion Attack 2015, where they were defeated by The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) in their first defense.[7][11] Anderson and Gallows won the title for a third time on July 5 at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall by defeating The Kingdom in a rematch.[12] After a six-month reign that saw Anderson and Gallows successfully defend the title once,[7] they lost the title to 2015 World Tag League winners Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.[13]

In the midst of rumors they were leaving NJPW,[14][15] Anderson and Gallows received a rematch for the IWGP Tag Team Championship, but were again defeated by Makabe and Honma on February 14 at The New Beginning in Niigata.[16] Anderson and Gallows wrestled their final NJPW match on February 20 at Honor Rising: Japan 2016, where they teamed with their Bullet Club stablemates Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga in an eight-man tag team match, where they were defeated by Bobby Fish, Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata and Kyle O'Reilly.[17][18]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Double-team finishing moves
  • Double-team signature moves
    • Boot of Doom[23][24][25][26] (Fireman's carry flapjack (Gallows) / Running single leg front dropkick to opponent's head (Anderson) combination
  • Managers
  • Entrance themes
    • "Last Chance Saloon" by Deviant and Naive Ted (NJPW; used while a part of Bullet Club)[28]
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick (NJPW; used while a part of Bullet Club)[29]
    • "Omen in the Sky" by CFO$ (WWE; April 25, 2016–present)[30]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ja:『ワールドタッグ』出場チーム決定!! 内藤&ソンブラ! コンウェイ&ダンも参戦! アンダーソンは"新顔"ドク・ギャローズとタッグ結成!! (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling (2013-11-11). Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named AndersonNJPW
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named GallowsNJPW
  4. World Tag League 2013 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Namako, Jason 2013-12-09. 12/8 NJPW Results: Nagoya, Japan (Tag League finals) . Wrestleview. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  6. Caldwell, James 2014-01-04. Caldwell's NJPW Tokyo Dome results 1/4: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of New Japan's biggest show of the year - four title changes, former WWE/TNA stars featured, more . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Heavy tag weight class (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  8. World Tag League 2014 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  9. Caldwell, James 2015-01-04. Caldwell's NJPW Tokyo Dome show results 1/4: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Wrestle Kingdom PPV - Tanahashi vs. Okada, Bullet Club, Nakamura, Jim Ross, more . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  10. Caldwell, James 2015-02-11. NJPW news: Bullet Club takes top titles at "New Beginning" - Styles new IWGP World Champ, other title changes . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  11. Show results - 4/5 NJPW "Invasion Attack" in Tokyo, Japan: A.J. Styles defends IWGP World Title in main event, ROH tag teams win both Tag Titles, Bullet Club in action, more . Pro Wrestling Torch (2015-04-05). Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  12. Meltzer, Dave 2015-07-04. New Japan Dominion live coverage from Osaka Jo Hall - Styles vs. Okada for IWGP title, Nakamura vs. Goto for IC title and notes on biggest event since the Tokyo Dome, plus all G-1 main events . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on 2015-09-19. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  13. Meltzer, Dave 2016-01-03. Wrestle Kingdom 10 live results: Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  14. Rose, Bryan 2016-01-04. NJPW stars Nakamura, AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson headed to WWE . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  15. Caldwell, James 2016-01-04. PWTorch Report – Four big names leaving New Japan, heading to WWE . Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  16. Meltzer, Dave 2016-02-13. NJPW New Beginnings: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kenny Omega for the IWGP IC Title . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  17. Rose, Bryan 2016-02-20. NJPW/ROH Honor Rising: Jay Lethal defends ROH title against Honma . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  18. ja:前IWGPタッグ王者アンダーソン組が新日マットに別れ (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports (2016-02-22). Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  19. Caldwell, James 2014-05-17. Caldwell's ROH iPPV results 5/17: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of War of the Worlds - ROH Title & IWGP Title main events, new ROH tag champs, Steen vs. Nakamura, more . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  20. Caldwell, James 2014-04-06. Caldwell's NJPW PPV results 4/6: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of "Invasion Attack 2014" - Nakamura regains IC Title, A.J. Styles big angle, new NWA tag champions, more . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  21. World Tag League 2013 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  22. Full Raw results, April 11, 2016: Reigns and Wyatt forge uneasy alliance in main event . WWE. Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  23. Tedesco, Mike 2016-04-18. WWE Raw Results – 4/18/16 (Return to London, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens headlines, new matches set for Payback) . Wrestleview. Retrieved on 2016-05-03.
  24. Meltzer, Dave 2016-05-01. WWE Payback live results: Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles; Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-05-03.
  25. Benigno, Anthony 2016-05-02. AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & The Usos . WWE. Retrieved on 2016-05-03.
  26. Hamlin, Jeff 2016-05-02. WWE Raw live results: Reigns vs Styles Extreme Rules, Stephanie and Shane . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-05-03.
  27. Show results - 6/12 GFW in Jackson, Tenn.: First-ever Global Force Wrestling show features Bullet Club main event, more (w/Photos) . Pro Wrestling Torch (2015-06-12). Retrieved on 2016-04-14.
  28. Last Chance Saloon (Bullet Club Theme) . Bandcamp (2014-02-14). Retrieved on 2016-04-15.
  29. [Q]Brick 2014-05-22. "Shot'Em" Bullet Club 2nd Theme . SoundCloud. Retrieved on 2016-04-15.
  30. WWE: Omen In the Sky (Gallows & Anderson) - Single . WWE Music Group. iTunes (2016-04-29). Retrieved on 2016-04-29.
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