Chad Allegra is an American professional wrestler signed with Impact Wrestling. He is best known as Karl Anderson for his work with WWE, NJPW, ROH, AEW, and Impact Wrestling. He is a former IWGP Tag Team and RAW Tag Team Champion. He is the current Impact Tag Team Champion with Doc Gallows.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years (2000-2008)
After he finished his training, Allegra was severely injured and unable to continue. In 2002, Allegra made his debut. He spent most of his time on independent promotions, such as PWG, ROH, and NWA. In 2007, he won the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Joe Ryan. They also won the PWG World Tag Team Championship.
In 2008, Anderson began working for NJPW. During his time with the company, he joined GHB. Later, he went to Chaos and formed a tag team with Giant Bernard called Giant Intentions. In 2009, Bad Intentions won the G1 Tag League. In 2010, Bad Intentions won the IWGP Tag Team Championship. After ten successful defenses, Bad Intentions lost the titles to Tencozy.
In 2012, he began his single's journey and defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Shinsuke Nakamura at the 2012 New Japan Cup. After successfully defeating several top stars, Anderson formed another team with Hirooki Goto called Sword and Guns. In 2013, Anderson turned heel and formed The Bullet Club with Prince Devitt, Tama Tonga, and Bad Luck Fale. Later, he teamed up with Doc Gallows and won the 2013 World Tag League.
In 2014, they defeated K.E.S to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship. After a year, they lost the titles to Goto and Shibata. They won the titles on three different occasions and spent their time with The Bullet Club. In 2016, Anderson and Gallows left NJPW for WWE.
In 2016, they made their debut on RAW and attacked The Usos. After defeating The Usos, they reunited with AJ Styles when Styles attacked John Cena. At Battleground, AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows lost to John Cena, Enzo Amore, and Big Cass.
At SummerSlam, they faced The New Day and won by disqualification. After the draft, they spent the rest of the year on RAW as a part of the tag team division. At Royal Rumble, Gallows and Anderson defeated The Bar to win the RAW Tag Team Championship.
At WrestleMania 33, they lost the titles to The Hardy Boyz. In 2017, they made sporadic appearances on television. In 2018, they returned to the tag team division and feuded with The Revival, Lucha House Party, B-Team, The Usos, The Bludgeon Brothers, and more. In 2019, they reunited with AJ Styles to form The O.C.
Gallows and Anderson defeated The Revival and Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins to win the RAW Tag Team Championship. In September, they lost the titles to Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins. In 2019, they won the WWE Tag Team Cup in Saudi. They spent their last few months helping AJ Styles. Gallows and Anderson were last seen in WWE during the main event of WrestleMania 36.
Impact Wrestling, AEW, and NJPW (2020-Present)
After being released during the pandemic, Anderson and Gallows have worked with AEW, Impact, and NJPW. In 2020, they won the Impact Tag Team Championships. In 2021, they teamed up with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega and assisted Omega during his title defenses due to a working relationship crossover deal with Impact Wrestling.
In 2021, they won the Impact Tag Team Championship for the second time. At Sacrifice, they lost the titles to VBD. They were last seen on Impact.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|AFW Tag Team Championship||1|
|EWF American Championship||1|
|Impact World Tag Team Championship||2|
|NWA World Tag Team Championship||1|
|NWA Heartland States Heavyweight Championship||1|
|NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship||1|
|IWGP Tag Team Championship||4|
|GHC Tag Team Championship||1|
|WWE Raw Tag Team Championship||2|