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NJPW News: Taiji Ishimori comments on why he joined the Bullet Club

Soumik Datta
1.28K   //    17 May 2018, 03:18 IST

Taiji Ishimori (left) with Bullet Club's Tama Tonga (right)
Taiji Ishimori (left) with Bullet Club's Tama Tonga (right)

What’s the story?

New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s newest signee Taiji Ishimori recently sat down for an exclusive interview with company officials and during the conversation, the 35-year-old Japanese superstar revealed why he decided to join the Bullet Club upon his debut for NJPW.

In case you didn’t know…

Earlier this month, at NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku pay-per-view, Taiji Ishimori made his return to the company for the first time since 2016—having previously competed at the 2016 Super Junior Tag Tournament.

Upon his NJPW return, Ishimori was revealed and introduced as the newest incarnation of the Bone Soldier and in doing so, affiliated himself with the Bullet Club in the process.

The heart of the matter

While speaking with NJPW, Taiji Ishimori stated that the sole reason why he decided to join the Bullet Club is that in Ishimori’s mind the BC is currently the most famous faction in the entire world of Professional Wrestling and thus his decision was a no-brainer.

Additionally, Ishimori also noted that one of the biggest advantages of joining the Bullet Club is that the former three-time GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion also gets to stay in his home nation of Japan and could still have my name go worldwide.

Furthermore, ‘The Bone Soldier’ said that being in the BC also allows him to pick fights with anyone in the current Jr. Heavyweight Division, with the obvious exception of fellow Bullet Club brethren and former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Marty Scurll.

"That's a stupid question. The Bullet Club is the most famous group going. I can be in Japan and still have my name go worldwide. If I'm in Bullet Club, Taiji Ishimori's name goes global. And this way, I can pick fights with anyone in the junior division, except Marty Scurll."

What’s next?

Taiji Ishimori is now all set to take part in the upcoming Best of Super Juniors tournament and currently also remains as one of the favorites to win the entire thing.

Author’s take

Taiji Ishimori, in my opinion, is definitely one of the best Jr. Heavyweights in the entire world today and his affiliation with the BC also seems like a very solid move to me.

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