Among the chaos of WWE returns Karl Anderson and Luke GallowsAnderson apparently had a scheduled November 5th defense of the Japan Pro-Wrestling NO MORE Openweight Championship against Hikuelo at NJPW’s Fall Battle event Anderson called himself in a social media post. After a live event on October 21, Hikuelo said that Anderson was pulling out of the match.
“I have a lot on my plate right now, but I can make time for you. What are you afraid of, Karl Anderson,” he told the NJPW English website. “Second non-Japanese to reach the G1 finals, scared of someone just coming back from a learning trip? Former multi-time IWGP Tag Team Champion, scared of someone with only two title matches ?”
Hikuelo’s comments come after Anderson pulled out of the game due to a scheduling conflict. He has ………. match set for the same day at WWE’s Crown Jewel an excellent live event where he, Gallows, and AJ Styles will face off at Judgment Day. It was previously reported that Anderson and Gallows would be allowed to finish some NJPW engagements through Wrestle Kingdom in January.
“Listen, you want to call yourself ‘bright lights?’ Don’t forget who turned those lights on you, who made New Japan,” said Hikuelo, “And now […] you want to say your lights are brighter. Well don’t turn your back on us. Don’t forget where you came from.”
I NJPW article on Hikuelo’s statementit was said that the title match between him and Anderson is still set for November 5th.