ROH/NJPW News: Marty Scurll reveals actual reason he joined Bullet Club and talks about his "Villain" character
What’s the story?
In a recent interview with Wrestling Compadres, Bullet Club member Marty Scurll revealed why he joined the infamous Japanese faction and also commented on his “Villain” character.
In case you didn’t know…
Earlier this year at Ring of Honor and NJPW’s co-produced event War of the Worlds, Scurll was revealed as the Bullet Club’s newest member and replaced Adam Cole.
During the show, Bullet Club leader Kenny Omega fired Cole from the group—right after his loss against Hiroshi Tanahashi that night. Following his firing, Matt and Nick Jackson along with Scurll brutally assaulted Cole, as “The Villain” replaced the former three-time ROH World Champion in the Bullet Club.
The heart of the matter
In his interview with Wrestling Compadres, Scurll stated the reason on why he decided to join the Bullet Club and also gave a brief regarding his “Villain” character.
On why he joined the Bullet Club:
Scurll said he is close friends with the Young Bucks in real life and had been hanging out with the former six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champions ever since he signed for ROH. He stated that joining the faction seemed like a natural fit for him, due to his relationship with the Bucks.
Scurll then added that the reason why he believes that he gets along with the Bucks so well is that all three of them share the same amount of love for professional wrestling and want to make wrestling as much fun as possible.
“The Villain” ended his statement by claiming that when he joined the Bullet Club his goal was to make it a big deal and make it a worldwide trend.
On his “Villain” character:
Scurll thinks that the “Villain” character has helped him to stand out above everyone else in the world of professional wrestling and it is a character that he loves to play. He also claimed he likes playing this character in companies such as NJPW, ROH, and PWG because the actions in these companies are really fast.
“They’re all doing 450 splashes so I asked myself if I should do 950 splashes, or just become a character? So, really that’s my approach to wrestling, which is to be different,” Scurll stated.
As of this writing, Marty Scurll’s next and only focus right now is to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at this year’s NJPW: Power Struggle event.
Scurll will be facing off against his fellow British compatriot Will Ospreay—who recently won the title and became the first ever Junior Heavyweight Champion of English descent in NJPW history.
Personally, I’m a fan of Marty Scurll and I think he perfectly fits in the Bullet Club—where he is the group’s only Junior Heavyweight, as of right now.
On the other hand, I also think that his “Villain” character does help him a lot to stand out from others, but there was certainly a different appeal to Marty’s current gimmick which resembled a lone wolf type of character, few months prior.