As reported in the 3/13 Newswire last week, Roderick Strong told Nigel McGuinness he wanted the best competition for the sold-out “Supercard of Honor VII” iPPV event on April 5th in NYC. Well the word has gotten back to ROHWrestling.com that McGuinness has found his man and it is none other than Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson!
Anderson may only have two previous ROH appearances under his belt (“Survival of the Fittest 2007” & “Chaos At The Cow Palace”) but this 11-year veteran of the ring wars is a highly decorated, world traveling competitor of the highest caliber. A former GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, former IWGP Tag Team Champion, and winner of the 2009 G1 Climax Tag League alongside Giant Bernard, Anderson also claimed victory in the 2012 World Tag League with Hirooki Goto as his partner. Anderson also recently challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in February but was unsuccessful in his first ever attempt to claim that title.
Now Anderson heads to The Big Apple for his first ROH appearance in almost six years and will go head-to-head with one of Ring of Honor's hardest hitters in Roderick Strong!
“It's been awhile but this isn't the first time me and Karl have locked up.” said Roderick to ROHWrestling.com, “He's gone on to have a little bit of success here and there and I've become Mister ROH, Mister Triple Crown, the hardest working man in this locker room bro. I'm glad Nigel went and found me some real competition for New York thoug cause I could certainly use the workout after having to dumb it down lately for that meathead Elgin. This is the match that should be for a shot at the World Title man, not anything involving that clown. Keep an eye on me in New York Nigel cause after the beating I'm going to lay on Anderson, you won't have a choice but to get me into that title picture.”
It's Roderick Strong vs. Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson at "SuperCard of Honor VII"!