PWP Nation’s Caden Moran takes a look at the Bullet Club and how they have become the modern day nWo.
Bullet Club 4-4-4-4-4… how much longer?
Since 2013, Bullet Club has dominated New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring Of Honor. Since the original creation by Prince Devitt, now known as Finn Balor, to the takeover of Kenny Omega, Bullet Club has owned the wrestling world outside of the superpower known as WWE. However, in recent months, it seems as if Bullet Club is slowly finding out what every professional wrestling stable eventually finds out, all good things must come to an end.
The Bullet Club will go down as one of the greatest stables in professional wrestling history. As mentioned before, since 2013, the group has dominated the wrestling world, most notably in Japan.
Once Prince Devitt’s creation, the group made New Japan a must see promotion and made fans all around the world stop to notice wrestling outside of the United States. Once AJ Styles took over the group, it was full sail ahead from there. With guys like Styles, The Young Bucks, Karl Anderson, ‘DOC’ Gallows, Kenny Omega and many others, Bullet Club was exactly what professional wrestling needed. However, once the AJ Styles era was over in Japan, Bullet Club began a slow decline and has not had the luster they once did and the biggest reason for that is the same reason why wrestling’s most legendary stable collapsed… the nWo.
The New World Order will forever be the most legendary stable in professional wrestling history. The group made WCW a must see promotion (much like Bullet Club with New Japan Pro-Wrestling), and with the controversial actions of Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, the group was set to be one of the best. However, the nWo made one huge mistake that led to their inevitable downfall: too many members.
The original nWo consisted of the three men mentioned beforehand, Hogan, Hall and Nash. Those three men alone changed the business forever and help put WCW on the map. But adding guys like Sean Waltman, Virgil, Randy Savage, Lex Luger, and every single other person who had ties with WWE and to this day, many believe this was the beginning of the end for not only the nWo, but WCW as a whole. The addition of members who had no business being a part of it led to the inevitable downfall of the New World Order, and now seventeen years later, the Bullet Club are sharing the same fate.
In less than a year, guys like Adam Cole, Adam Page, Cody Rhodes, and now, Frankie Kazarian have joined the black and white brigade and while Cole has worked out perfectly with the group, the other three feel like the unnecessary members the nWo once brought in. Now, I’m going to cut Cody Rhodes some slack considering he has been tremendous in his heel “American Nightmare” role since leaving WWE, but as for Adam Page and especially Kazarian, they are two unneeded members that do not fit in with the group, whatsoever.
As Frankie Kazarian is the newest member of Bullet Club, all I have to say is why? Why of all people is Kazarian part of this club? After a tremendous tag team career with Christopher Daniels as part of Bad Influence/The Addiction, the decision to have Kazarian join the group is mind boggling to me.
Four years have passed since the creation of the Bullet Club and much like Evolution and The Shield, it is time to end it. Now I don’t want you, the reader, to think I am trashing Bullet Club and what they have done for professional wrestling because I do appreciate them and their legacy.
They’ve dominated the wrestling world for years and in 2016, influence from the group finally arrived to WWE, but there is a point where enough is enough, and it has come to that point. I will forever treasure what the Bullet Club has achieved in New Japan and all over the world, but it is time for the group to disband and go their separate ways.
However, if you were to ask me how I feel about the Bullet Club and their legacy, I just have two words: too sweet.
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