Karl Anderson has been preaching to fans and wrestlers that there are other options in professional wrestling besides WWE. In order to truly get his point across, he revealed on Twitter that he made $640,000 working for New Japan last year, which is higher than what most WWE stars make.
With all the controversy surrounding CM Punk and his departure from WWE, a rather interesting and possibly edited picture has surfaced online of the former world champion hanging out backstage with Karl Anderson, Prince Devitt, Luke Gallows and the Bullet Club, a stable making waves in Japan right now.
"'I can't believe that Mistico didn't make it in WWE.' Said nobody that knew the real deal.."
- Karl Anderson taking a jab at the release of Sin Cara
"Then finally when I signed my deal deal, my very first deal, they also paid all of my college fees as a bonus. I think I owed like 40 grand, which they didn't have to do, I always felt was very, very cool of JR to do. He was like we're going to take care of your college, by the way. I was like oh, because that had been hanging over my head while I had been trying to just get somewhere and make it. I was like oh, man. I got this 40 grand that's over my head and I'm making 50 bucks on this show. Cool, now I'm making 210, but that's not going to chip away at 40 grand. So they took care of that when I signed my deal."
It looks like the decision to tour Japan has become a good career move for DOC, as the man formerly known as Luke Gallows in WWE has become a bit of a star there. He is currently teaming with Karl Anderson as the Bullet Club.
WWE star Tensai recently revealed through Twitter that he saved Karl Anderson, who has grown to become a big wrestling star overseas, from being fired by New Japan Pro Wrestling after his first tour with the company.
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