A.J. Styles?threw up a too sweet hand gesture to?Luke Gallows?and?Karl Anderson?as he walked toward them in a back hallway, shortly after hearing his name announced?as?Smackdowns No. 2 draft pick on July 19.See you later Big Al, the approaching Gallows replied to his friend Styles (real name Allen Jones) as he returned their trademark gesture and broke some bad news. We just got drafted to Raw.Youre freaking kidding me, said a visibly stunned and confused Styles, in scenes captured on WWE Networks Draft Center live broadcast.?No Im not -- real life. Hold down the blue, good brother.Styles ran his hands through his hair and noted, Looks like Im on my own.In the storyline-driven world of professional wrestling, it is easy to overlook the bonds forged between the men and women navigating WWEs nearly perpetual live schedule together on the road -- athletes who likely see one another more than they do their own families.Having formed a strong bond in similar circumstances while the trio was in New Japan Pro Wrestling as members of the Bullet Club -- the promotions hottest act to this day -- Styles, Gallows and Anderson all signed with WWE in early 2016. Each of them had accomplished a lot before signing that contract; Styles was a five-time world champion in TNA, but had completely reinvented and reinvigorated himself as a two-time IWGP heavyweight champion in New Japan, while Gallows and Anderson were three-time IWGP heavyweight tag-team champions.Styles debuted a few months before Gallows and Anderson as part of the 2016 Royal Rumble match, but within a few months they joined The Phenomenal One on the WWE roster. The trio had just started to revisit the collective dominance they had enjoyed in Japan on WWE programming when the brand separation draft broke them back up.Yeah it was a shock, for sure, Gallows told ESPN of his and Andersons separation from Styles. But we definitely turned it into a positive. Its been a positive for A.J., as he won the [WWE] title at Backlash on Sunday. Were wrestling for the tag-team championships coming up at Clash of Champions. So I think it was a necessary evil, in a way.At first, we might not have looked at it so positive, but now were all getting along, Gallows said. We talk to [Styles] every day. We text with him every day. The friendships always gonna be there. Thats something that will never be broken. This was just something for us career-wise I think had to happen.?But Gallows absolutely feels The Club could reunite on the same brand in the future. Were very young in our new WWE careers, he said. Creatively, theres definitely room for that to happen again, and I think and hope that it will.?Styles, Gallows and Anderson might have left Japan behind, but while theyre carrying the Bullet Clubs legacy in their own way in the WWE, its presence is still massive all over the world.Finn Balor, known as Prince Devitt before his signing with WWE, was a three-time IWGP junior heavyweight champion in New Japan. Balor carried NXT as the longest reigning champion in the brands history with a 292-day reign before getting the call-up to the main roster as a first-round draft pick for Raw. The Irishman then became the inaugural WWE Universal champion at SummerSlam before vacating the title the following night because of a shoulder injury.Kenny Omega, who requested his release from WWEs former developmental territory Deep South Wrestling in 2006, has gone on to prolific success in New Japan; his win in the prestigious G1 tournament in August was the first by a non-Japanese wrestler. Omegas cohorts, the Young Bucks -- Nick and Matt Jackson -- have forged a reputation in the independents as one of the best tag teams in the world; theyve had five reigns (including a current one) as the IWGP junior heavyweight tag-team champions, along with title reigns in both Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerilla.?Then there is?Adam Cole, one of Bullet Clubs newest recruits and the newly crowned Ring of Honor world champion, who ended Jay Lethals 427-day world title reign.Those are the three pinnacle talents in our business that arent contracted to WWE at this moment, Gallows said of Omega and the Bucks, his former running mates in Japan. I think it could just be a matter of time [before they join WWE] and I personally would love to see it. It would be amazing. WWE is proving right now with the Cruiserweight Classic and the WWE Network that anything can happen.We always knew and kinda saw [Bullet Club] had a lot of talent, but to see it move on to such a big level, its been a testament to all those guys, a testament to what we were doing in Japan, Gallows said. I know that were all very thankful, we all love what we do. Karl, AJ and myself are very happy to be able to do it in the WWE.This isnt Gallows first time around in the WWE. During his time in WWE developmental he had an ignominious appearance as an impostor Kane that quickly fizzled out, and he then debuted as a seemingly mentally challenged character in Festus that would gain superhuman strength and aggression when the bell rang. His most prominent role with the company came in 2009, when he became Luke Gallows as part of C.M. Punks Straight Edge Society. His first run with the WWE ended in late 2010, but during his time with the WWE and later in his runs in Japan and elsewhere, Gallows picked up a tremendous amount of experience for a wrestler whos still only 32 years old.Ive been around a long time now. Im kind of a young veteran guy. Ive been in the ring with some of the greatest wrestlers to have ever lived, especially of my generation, the top names in the business. Everybody would agree AJ is one of the top, man. Hes a gifted performer and hes certainly one that deserves that best in the world moniker.Gallows tag-team partner is still something of an unknown entity to a lot of the WWE Universe, but Anderson accomplished a lot during his lengthy run in Japan. In addition to the three tag-team title reigns with Gallows and another with Giant Bernard (aka Tensai and current head WWE Performance Center trainer Matt Bloom), Anderson had impressive showings as a singles wrestler. Before Kenny Omegas victory, Anderson joined Rick Rude as the only non-Japanese wrestlers to even make the finals of the G1 Climax tournament.Karl Anderson is one of the best-kept secrets in the business so far, Gallows said. Every time I sit on the apron watching him I think, Jesus, this guy is really special, and he is. And I think that everybodys getting the chance to see that now.Anderson, Gallows and Styles have their time in Japan to thank for their current roles in the WWE, and their stories help prove there are a number of ways to make it to the WWE in the modern era. Gallows credited his journey in New Japan as the rebirth of my career after getting released at the age of 26, and one look at the current WWE and NXT rosters proves that there are elements to performing on an independent wrestling that can translate to the bigger stage.While he thinks that no independent wrestler should be turning down an offer to develop their craft at the WWE Performance Center, he said it is important for todays performers to keep up-to-date with whats going on outside of the WWE bubble in companies like New Japan and ROH.Everybody involved in WWE as performers right now has their finger on the pulse of the business, and thats why the business is so good, he said. They know whos out there; they know whos coming up. Everybody knows whats going on. Everybody talks about it. Its definitely there, way more than it used to be, I would say. 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We didnt think that was going to be enough to win tonight, said Travis Shaw, who was 3 for 4 and scored a run for Boston. Unfortunately offensively, there was a couple times we had guys in scoring position and we just didnt come up with the hits.Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer for the Red Sox. The only other runs for Boston crossed when Baltimore rookie Dylan Bundy walked Ryan Hanigan and Dustin Pedroia with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second. Despite walking three and allowing two hits during the inning, Bundy limited the damage to just the pair of runs.J.J. Hardy hit a three-run homer and Nolan Reimold added a two-run shot for Baltimore during a five-run second inning.Jonathan Schoop added a leadoff homer in the ninth for Baltimore. With Torontos 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay, the Orioles pulled even with the Blue Jays for second in the division and tied for the two AL wild-card berths.Bundy (9-5) survived a rocky second inning and pitched into the sixth, holding Boston to three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.Drew Pomeranz (10-12) gave up five runs and four hits in two-plus innings, his shortest outing of the season. He continued to struggle since a July trade from San Diego, falling to 2-5 with Boston.I just got in some tight spots and didnt make pitches when I needed to. Thats about how it went, Pomeranz said.Pomeranz was pulled with nobody out in the third after Manny Machados leadoff single to left. After needing just 11 pitches to set down the Orioles in order in the first, Pomeranz labored through 45 pitches in the second.Mark Trumbo led off the second with a single and Chris Davis walked, then with one out Hardy broke the scoreless tie with a towering homer that bounced off one of the signs above the Green Monster in left field. The OOrioles werent done yet with Pomeranz, who walked Drew Stubbs after Hardys homer and Reimold followed with a line drive homer to left.ddddddddddddBundy unraveled slightly in the bottom of the second, walking Hanigan and Pedroia with the bases loaded for Bostons first two runs. Despite walking three and allowing two hits during the inning, Bundy limited the damage to just the pair of runs.Boston didnt score again until Bogaerts led off the fifth with his 19th homer of the season, pulling the Red Sox to 5-3.The three-game series wraps up Wednesday. The Red Sox and Orioles meet again next week for four games in Baltimore.Zach Britton pitched a scoreless ninth for his 42nd save.CONTROL ISSUESPomeranz struggled with his control in his shortest outing of the season. He fell behind hitters and Baltimores batters took advantage. Hardy and Reimold both drove 3-2 pitches for their second-inning homers.Its pretty frustrating, Pomeranz said. I was trying to get in on some of those guys and the ball was just shooting back over toward the middle of the plate.Pomeranzs previous low for the season was three innings July 20 against San Francisco in his first start since joining Boston in a trade with San Diego.BOSTON BULLPENManager John Farrell credited Boston relievers for keeping the Red Sox in the game despite the offensive struggles. Boston used six pitchers after pulling Pomeranz and held Baltimore scoreless until Schoop led off the ninth with a homer off of Noe Rodriguez.They gave us an opportunity to get back in this one, Farrell said.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: OF Steve Pearce was not in the starting lineup will have his right elbow examined for a nagging injury that he aggravated making a throw from left field Monday night.Red Sox: Activated rookie OF Andrew Benintendi from the 15-day DL. Benintendi had been on the DL since Aug. 25 with a sprained left knee.UP NEXTOrioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (7-10, 3.61) starts for the Orioles in the series finale and Baltimores last game at Fenway Park this season.Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (20-3, 3.21) already leads the majors in victories and is unbeaten in home starts. ' ' '