The legacy of Bullet Club can’t be denied. The success the faction had at one point was a key factor in the formation of AEW as the second biggest promotion in North America, and third in the world. The group helped catapult names like Kenny Omega, Prince Devitt (AKA Finn Balor), Jay White, The Young Bucks, and others into stardom.
But as always, all good things eventually come to an end…
Since 2020, we’ve seen Bullet Club going in a downward spiral of negative booking decisions. The formation of the sub-group of Bullet Club in House of Torture (EVIL, Dick Togo, Yujiro Takahashi & SHO) were an early sign of the things to come.
One of Bullet Club’s main characteristics was the fact they would make interferences, and all kinds of American-esque wrestling shenanigans. But at the end of the day, they would also deliver in terms of matches when the right time came, especially when the leaders of this faction were some of the best wrestlers of all time. The problem today is that Bullet Club is no longer delivering in the match department, and they have been depending on heel shenanigans more and more.
The New nWo
For better, and now for worse, Bullet Club always took inspiration from the nWo. At first, they only took the positive aspects of the nWo. But in time, they’ve managed to also take the negative attributes like the previously mentioned heel shenanigans to the massive number of members in the group. If you think about it, Bullet Club has slowly become the nWo over the last few years.
Another major problem with the group has been its leadership. Now that Jay White left NJPW for AEW and formed his own version of Bullet Club there (BC Gold), the current leaders of Bullet Club are EVIL and David Finlay. No offense to either of them, but their in-ring work is nowhere near close to guys like Devitt, Omega, Styles and White. Needless to say, this is a big factor as to why fans are getting tired of the faction. This is similar to what happened with nWo during their last run in WCW back in the day.
It’s hard to argue whether or not NJPW should end Bullet Club once and for all. But all things have beginnings and endings, and it seems we are close to the end of Bullet Club. Regardless of what happens next, no one can ever deny Bullet Club’s legacy.
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