“We Became Obsessed With Selling T-shirts” – NJPW Star Blasts Bullet Club

Bullet Club

Bullet Club first formed in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2013 and has been a part of the company ever since. Some of the biggest names in wrestling have led the group during their time in NJPW, with Prince Devitt [Finn Balor], AJ Styles, Kenny Omega and Jay White being some of the notable leaders.

David Finlay is the group’s newest leader, having taken over in the aftermath of Eddie Kingston defeating Jay White in a “Loser Leaves NJPW” match at February’s Battle In The Valley. Finlay unexpectedly attacked White with his shillelagh after the match, leaving him lying.

The next time Finlay appeared was at New Japan’s 51st Anniversary Event. There, he entered wearing Bullet Club gear and accompanied by Gedo. It later became clear that Gedo had picked him to be the new leader of the group with White gone.

Not everyone was happy with the new leadership, and El Phantasmo repeatedly declared that he wouldn’t accept Finlay as he was still loyal to Jay White. Finlay soon ousted ELP from the group and replaced him with LA Dojo graduate Clark Conners.

Speaking in a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Finlay opened up about his goals for the new iteration of the group, blasting previous versions of the club for losing sight of their mission to be violent and disruptive.

“We lost sight of what Bullet Club is designed to do. We became obsessed with selling T-shirts. That isn’t our intent. Bullet Club is here to disrupt and destroy. “This is my Bullet Club. It’s going to be the most violent, ruthless version, and it’s going to be defined by blood and championship gold.”

“They Are Not Part Of The Real Bullet Club” – David Finlay On Juice Robinson And Jay White

Having departed NJPW, Jay White and Juice Robinson are now signed to All Elite Wrestling. White made his AEW debut on April 5th, joining forces with Robinson and attacking Ricky Starks.

On the April 12th episode of Dynamite, the two appeared in a backstage segment where White declared that they would be known as Bullet Club Gold.

When asked about his former colleagues’ new ambitions, Finlay made it clear that he has nothing to do with what’s going on in AEW, saying they are not a part of the actual faction.

“Juice and Jay, whatever they’re doing in AEW, I don’t know what that is. Make no mistake—they are not part of the real Bullet Club.”