Karl Anderson

  • Born: 01/18/1980 in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Birthname: Chad Allegra
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 215 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Luke Gallows
  • Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Doc Gallows
  • IWGP NEVER Openweight Championship
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Giant Bernard (1) and Doc Gallows (3)
  • G1 Tag League (2009) – with Giant Bernard
  • World Tag League (2012) – with Hirooki Goto
  • World Tag League (2013) – with Doc Gallows

Anderson is known for his work as a tag team specialist, most notably in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former four-time IWGP Tag Team Champion. He also holds the record for the longest reign and most defenses with the title, achieved on his first reign with former partner Giant Bernard. Anderson and Bernard also held Pro Wrestling Noah’s GHC Tag Team Championship, and were voted tag team of the year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter in 2011.

Anderson is a founding member and the second leader of the Bullet Club stable, and a three-time winner of NJPW’s top tag team tournament, the G1/World Tag League, having won it in 2009 with Bernard, in 2012 with Hirooki Goto and in 2013 with Doc Gallows. He also wrestled for Southern California-based independent promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) between 2007 and 2009.

Anderson spent the majority of his career in Japan, before signing with WWE alongside Gallows, A.J. Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura in 2016. In WWE, Anderson had won the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship twice with his tag partner Gallows. On April 15, 2020, Anderson and Gallows were released by WWE and, three months later, signed a contract with Impact Wrestling, where they won the Impact Tag Team Titles in November.

Other Notable Achievements

EWF American Championship

National Wrestling Alliance

NWA World Tag Team Championship – with Joey Ryan

NWA Heartland States Heavyweight Championship

NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship

Nikkan Sports Best Tag Team Award (2011) with Giant Bernard

Outstanding Performance Award (2012)

Northern Wrestling Federation

NWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

GHC Tag Team Championship – with Giant Bernard

Stampede British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag Team of the Year (2011) – with Giant Bernard