NJPW/ROH News: Tama Tonga and Bad Luck Fale give a shout-out to former Bullet Club members on the group's fifth anniversary

AJ Styles with the rest of the Bullet Club
AJ Styles with the rest of the Bullet Club
Soumik Datta
Modified 05 May 2018

What’s the story?

During a recent post-match interview at the recently concluded NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku event, Bullet Club OGs Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga seemingly spoke about the fifth year anniversary of the group and in addition, also gave a shout-out to a few former notable members who have been an important part of the group’s history.

In case you didn’t know…

The Bullet Club was formed way back in 2013 by current WWE superstar Finn Balor—then known as Prince Devitt—along with the likes of Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, and Karl Anderson.

Throughout the Bullet Club’s five-year-old history the group has witnessed some of the most notable names join in the Pro Wrestling history to grace the white and black on the BC.

Finn Balor with the Bullet Club
Finn Balor with the Bullet Club

The likes of AJ Styles, Adam Cole, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, and Jeff Jarrett are some of the most respectable members who were once a part of the Bullet Club.

The current line-up of the BC consists the likes of Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Marty Scurll, The Young Bucks, Chase Owens, Hangman Page, Tonga and many more.

The heart of the matter

During the first night of this year’s NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku event in Fukuoka, the trio of Fale, Tonga, and Tanga Loa lost their Never Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships to fellow Bullet Club members Marty Scurll, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson.

Following the loss, both Tama Tonga and Bad Luck Fale were interviewed backstage at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

And in the post-match comments, the BC OGs noted that on the fifth anniversary of the Bullet Club they couldn’t have lost their tag titles to a better team, as Tonga claimed that they lost their championship belts to their own brothers (referring to the winning trio of Scurll and The Young Bucks).

In addition, Fale stated that at the end of the day it was The Bullet Club who was victorious as ‘The Underboss’ then gave a shout-out to WWE superstar and former Bullet Club members Finn Balor, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, and AJ Styles.

What’s next?

Now that the Bullet Club is finally back on good terms and back on the same page, one thing that remains is to witness who becomes the eventual leader of the group, given the fact that both Cody and Omega are currently fighting for that spot.

Author’s Take

The Bullet Club is truly one of the most legendary factions of all time and over the course of these past five years, the faction has certainly changed the wrestling world in a big way.

Seeing Fale give a shout-out to Balor, Styles, Gallows, and Anderson was definitely an amazing tribute and personally, I do hope to see these guys return to the Bullet Club and NJPW at some point down the line.

Published 05 May 2018
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