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NJPW/ROH News: Legendary Bullet Club logo to be retired

Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
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6.14K   //    30 Mar 2018, 11:15 IST

Big chan
Big changes are coming for the Bullet Club

What’s the story?

Amidst a power struggle within the Bullet Club, the apparent new leader in waiting, Cody Rhodes, has taken to social media to say that the classic Bullet Club logo will soon be obsolete - with a new logo being unveiled next week.

In case you didn’t know…

The Bullet Club logo is one of the most recognizable images in professional wrestling - and probably THE most recognizable logo to never appear on WWE - aside from members of the WWE Universe wearing the T-shirts.

While the Bullet Club has taken the wrestling world by storm, the logo has even found mainstream success with Hot Topic stocking the T-shirt, featuring many variations of the legendary logo.

However, it's not yet known if "Bullet Club is fine" with members Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes currently being embroiled in one of the biggest storylines in wrestling today as they're seemingly involved in a tug of war for leadership of the group.

The initial dispute goes way back to last year, when “The American Nightmare” caused dissension in the ranks when he unsuccessfully challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. But it all came to a head in January when Cody Rhodes and fellow Bullet Club member Hangman Page seemingly turned on "former" leader Kenny Omega after The Cleaner lost his IWGP US Heavyweight Title to “Switchblade” Jay White.

You can see the encounter below.

The heart of the matter

Well, Cody Rhodes took to Twitter earlier to reveal BIG changes for the Bullet Club, claiming that the original logo will be retired with a new logo coming next week!

Fellow Bullet Club member Adam Page, who has seemed to take Rhodes' side in the leadership rivalry, added his comments.

And after a fan responded to Rhodes in a less than savoury manner, he responded...

What’s next?

Kenny Omega has not yet commented on Cody Rhodes' announcement, but a new logo will now apparently be revealed next week.

Meanwhile, Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega will face off at ROH: Supercard of Honor XII at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 7 April.

Author’s take

Well, if this is true, it could be a genius marketing ploy to release a new logo. The old one is iconic and will continue to be so - this could essentially double Bullet Club's marketability and shift even more of their already hugely popular merchandise.

If not, it's a GREAT way to get heat as a heel. People love the logo, say you're retiring it. Kenny Omega could even respond to say he won't allow that to happen. The logo is such a big deal, this may even find its way into their ROH match next month in the form of a stipulation. Who knows?

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Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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