The Good Brothers Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are set to make their return to New Japan Pro Wrestling in July, over five years after they left the company for WWE.
NJPW announced on social media that the former IMPACT Wrestling Tag Team Champions will be part of their Tag Team Turbulence Tournament which begins on July 16th. In the first round, The Good Brothers face the team of Clark Connors and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJP.
The rest of the field includes Yuji Nagata and Ren Narita facing newly-signed Fred Rosser and his partner Wheeler Yuta. In the other half of the draw, The DKC and Kevin Knight of the LA Dojo face the West Coast Wrecking Crew of Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs and Violence Unlimited (Brody King and Chris Dickinson) face Team Filthy (JR Kratos and Danny Limelight).
“Tag team competition has been growing ever more fierce Friday nights on NJPW STRONG. After tournaments like Lion’s Break Crown, Super J-Cup and New Japan Cup USA have shone a light on young up and coming performers, junior heavyweights and openweight singles competitors respectively, it is now time for tag teams to have the spotlight, and Tag Team Turbulence is set to do just that.”
Gallows and Anderson were an integral part of NJPW as part of the incredibly popular Bullet Club. Anderson was a founding member of that group alongside Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, and Prince Devitt – now known as Finn Balor in WWE.
The group spearheaded the global boom in New Japan Pro Wrestling with Gallows joining the group in 2013 when he teamed with Anderson in that year’s World Tag League. Together the two men won the IWGP Tag Team Championship twice winning the first of these at WrestleKingdom 8 in 2014.
Their last NJPW match came at the joint Ring of Honor and NJPW Honor Rising show in February 2016 when they teamed with Fale and Tonga in a losing effort against Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata, and reDRagon. The Good Brothers then left NJPW for WWE joining their former Bullet Club leader AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.