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By Mike Johnson on 2022-12-12 13:56:00

While Karl Anderson is slated to return to New Japan Pro Wrestling this Wednesday 12/14 to defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against Hikuelo, that is not intended to be his final appearance for the promotion. has learned from multiple sources that WWE and New Japan have come to terms on an agreement for Anderson to wrestle on the 1/4/23 Wrestle Kingdom event at the Tokyo Dome, making him the first-ever contracted WWE talent to work NJPW's biggest event of the year. is told that Anderson had long figured into NJPW's plans for the event even before The Good Brothers returned to WWE and that the two sides were able to come to terms to keep NJPW's creative plans in place.  We are told that Anderson will have a "strong role" at the Dome show in a singles bout.

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