Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows need to turn on AJ Styles at Payback

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This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw took place in London where the face-off between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles ended with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson attacking the champion from behind.

Anderson and Gallows – along with Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura – gave their notice to NJPW earlier this year and they were the last ones to appear on WWE television, but they certainly made an impact upon their arrival.


Last week they attacked The Usos and a match between the two teams has been announced for next week, marking their in-ring debut. However, their big moment on the main roster should take place on May 1 in Chicago at the WWE Payback event.


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Right now, Anderson and Gallows don’t have a match at the event and if they’re to shock the WWE Universe, it should stay that way.

They could steal the limelight in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event by turning on AJ Styles. A shocking attack will help build Anderson and Gallows as the ultimate heel tag team so early in their WWE career; it would further establish Styles as the top face and it would be the perfect way for a particular NXT star to arrive on the main roster as well.

They’ve already attacked Reigns and have made it clear that they’ll have Styles’ back when it’s crunch time, but this is the WWE and there’s no way this match will go down without any interruptions or shenanigans, expect Anderson and Gallows to play a big part.

The WWE did force a segment this week, highlighting how deep their friendship with Styles lies and where they’ve travelled and competed. This segment has undoubtedly been aired for a reason; it’s instantly making us think Styles will align himself with the former members of the Bullet Club.


However, he’s one of the WWE’s top merchandise shifters so there’s no way they’ll have him turn heel when his t-shirts and gloves are selling really well among the fans. At the same time, with so much invested in Reigns and how much they want him to be their next John Cena, they won’t turn him heel yet either.

That plan seems too simple and with a shocking championship change at a house show this week, it looks like plans may be in motion for the club to form again; although it may not be the Bullet Club we all grew to love in NJPW.

Samoa Joe dethroned Finn Balor for the NXT Championship at a house show in Lowell, prompting rumours that the Irishman could be set to move up to the main roster, at last, perfect timing to say the least.


You have to ask yourself, why would one of the best wrestlers on the planet want to play second-fiddle to Balor, in a stable called the Bulletproof Balor Club? It doesn’t seem like a good idea as Styles is simply too big of a star in the company to make such a move.

You can already imagine the reaction in Chicago if Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer on the Phenomenal One, and it would be the perfect way to introduce Balor to the main roster, perhaps as early as Payback itself, or at least hype up his impending arrival.

We’d have two of the absolute best engaging in a feud, an incredible tag team helping reform a fantastic club and the WWE Universe loving every single second of it.

Will Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows interfere in the Payback main event? Have your say in the comments box below!

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