Want to know why we think this is the right time and moment for The Club to become tag team champions this Sunday? We gathered up all the facts, old and new, and have come up with a theory that may just seem bulletproof.
* WARNING: This is a post for amusement purposes only. Not to be taken literally. We’re just trying to have some fun.
Connection #1: Bullet Club
The Club debuted in WWE back in May and is a stable composed of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (and AJ Styles…but he’s up on SmackDown Live). The name is derived from the infamous Bullet Club in New Japan Pro Wrestling, which was founded in 2013 by Karl Anderson and its original leader, Finn Balor, who at the time was wrestling under the name of Prince Devitt. The “Too Sweet” hand gesture, which is commonly performed by Balor, Styles, Anderson and Gallows, is a sign of homage to another similar stable nWo.
It’s no secret WWE has played off on the success of the Bullet Club’s members and its impressive impact in Japan. The Bullet Club is credited in helping NJPW rise globally. However, it’s not a coincidence that after signing to WWE, the Bullet Club became the Balor Club soon after. To put it in simpler terms, The Club is seen as a spin-off of the Bullet Club.
To this day, the Bullet Club is still going on strong and is currently composed of its current leader Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks, Yujiro Takahashi, Cody Hall, Chase Owens, Tanga Roa/Loa, Adam Cole and Hangman Page. It is also represented under The Elite, Guerrillas of Destiny and The Young Bucks in NJPW and Ring of Honor.
Connection #2: Guns ‘N Gallows
Gallows and Anderson have been teaming up for years. They worked as a team in NJPW and ROH along with other independent promotions. During their time in NJPW, the duo held the IWGP Tag Team Championship three times and even winning the 2013 World Tag League. At one point they were called Guns ‘N Gallows, a little play on words with the band Guns ‘N Roses and due to Anderson’s nickname Karl “The Machine Gun” Anderson. This simple fact gets us ready to dive into our next connection!
Connection #3: Young Guns’ “Bulletproof”
The final connection to this all, WWE previously announced “Bulletproof” by Young Guns as the official theme song to the RAW only pay-per view event Clash of Champions. It’s not a coincidence that this particular song was picked. It further sealed the theory for us.
The London-based alternative rock band first broke out on the scene in 2005 and since then have recorded and and produced three EPs and four studio albums. They released their first EP, Mirrors (2009), and soon performed at events such as the iTunes Festival and opening for Lostprophets. Their debut album, All Our Kings Are Dead, dropped the following year peaking at No. 43 in the UK Album Chart and No. 3 in both the UK Rock and Indie album charts. They have toured all over the country with bands such as Issues, All Time Low, Breaking Benjamin and Bring Me The Horizon. In 2013, their single “Bones” off the album Bones (2012) went #1 on Active Rock Radio in the USA. Recently, the band performed as part of the Slam Dunk Festival this past spring and released their fourth studio album, Echoes, this past Friday. The band is currently signed to Wind-up Records. Young Guns is Gustav Wood, Fraser Taylor, Simon Mitchell and John Taylor.
Echoes is now available. Click here to view ways on how to purchase.
For more information on Young Guns, check out their official website.
To sum it up, The Club > Bullet Club > Guns ‘N Gallows > “Bulletproof” by Young Guns.
We hope you found this post the slightest bit entertaining and if not, oh well. We would love to see The Club finally obtain the tag team titles on Sunday though.
Let us know why this theory wasn’t bulletproof or if you believe The Club won’t be walking out as the new tag team champions.