WWE’s Karl Anderson drops the NEVER Openweight title at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17

During the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 PPV event, Tama Tonga defeated WWE’s Karl Anderson to capture the NEVER Openweight title. Anderson had won the title prior to his WWE return and was able to finish his commitments as champion.

Anderson attacked Tonga with the belt before the match officially started. Tonga eventually recovered and pinned Anderson after hitting two consecutive Gun Stuns.