AJ Styles returned to WWE TV on the pre-Stomping Grounds episode of Monday Night Raw to align himself with his former friends. He reunited with his good brothers Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the second time on WWE TV. It is a hint that the company might be willing to bring back the infamous faction from NJPW, The Club back.
They are eventually teaming up on WWE’s Japan tour, anyway where Triple H also joins them in the main event of the live event on June 28th. So it may be only a matter of time that The Club officially starts performing as a group on WWE Raw. It is a pleasant as well as a surprising brewing at the same time.
WWE Universe has previously demanded to see AJ Styles continuing his own group of The Club just like The Shield. However, Vince McMahon has never seen anything special in them and thereby Gallows and Anderson have never featured on TV in a significant way until now. It looks like the injury of AJ Styles could be the reason why WWE may use them as backups.
As per an exclusive report from SportsKeeda.com, AJ Styles may not be 100 percent fit despite a hiatus of around a month. These are bruises of his battles from the past that may force him to continue wrestling in a limited schedule. So Gallows and Anderson will work as his counterpart so to reduce his workload, for now.
Also, the additional reason is that WWE wants Gallows and Anderson to sign a new contract. There deal will end soon and AJ Styles may work as a factor that they choose to re-sign,
“The Club like a lot of things about their job. They like spending time with their friends and the hope is that even more time with people like AJ and Finn will encourage them to sign a new contract.”
WWE has sent AJ Styles into a temporary break from in-ring competition following Money in the Bank PPV. He suffered a clean pinfall loss against AJ Styles that might have resulted in a banged-up back portion. It needed more time to heal up but WWE could not afford him away for a long time since he’s a mega-star. Plus, WWE’s Japan tour needed his name into the card as he is the biggest draw in this territory.