The former Takaaki Watanabe was rechristened “The King of Darkness” EVIL by Tetsuya Naito as he was introduced as the latest member of Los Ingobernables de Japon in Fall of 2015. Since discovering how to channel darkness, EVIL has thrived, reaching the finals of the 2015 World Tag League with Naito and had wins over then-IWGP Intercontinental Champion Michael Elgin and then-NEVER Openweight Champion Katsuyori Shibata in the 2016 G1 Climax.
Ken Anderson makes his ROH debut in Hopkins, MN and has a chance to capture championship gold on his very first night! Scurll, and champions before him like Jay Lethal, Tomohiro Ishii, and Bobby Fish before him have elevated the ROH World Television Championship to the level of the ROH World Championship and Anderson looks for an opportunity to add his name to this storied lineage.
Coming off the best year of his career in 2016, many wondered how “El Ingobernable” would top his accomplishments in 2017. 2016 saw Naito won the New Japan Cup and go on to add his name to the storied lineage of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, a history that includes legends like Inoki, Tanahashi, and Choshu, defeating Kazuchika Okada for the championship. Though Naito would lose the championship back to Okada, Naito rebounded just three months later, capturing the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Michael Elgin in Kobe, Japan.