21 Facts About Bullet Club


Bullet Club, sometimes shortened to BC, is a professional wrestling stable primarily appearing in the Japanese promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling .

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Wrestlers from the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre promotion have worked tours of NJPW as members of Bullet Club, which led to the formation of an offshoot group named Bullet Club Latinoamerica in CMLL in October 2013.

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The following month, Bullet Club received its first Japanese member when Yujiro Takahashi betrayed his former partner, meaning that the stable had now held all titles NJPW had to offer.

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Bullet Club was conceived by New Japan Pro-Wrestling in early 2013, following a positive fan response to a storyline, where Prince Devitt turned on his longtime tag team partner Ryusuke Taguchi to form a villainous partnership with Bad Luck Fale.

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Devitt came up with the name Bullet Club, which was in reference to his finger gun hand gesture and "Real Shooter" nickname and Anderson's nickname, "The Machine Gun".

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On September 25,2017, Bullet Club appeared outside WWE's Raw show in Ontario, California, spoofing a segment from 1998 where D-Generation X "invaded" WCW's Nitro.

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Bullet Club has garnered a substantial amount of worldwide popularity, especially among American professional wrestling fans.

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In 2017, Bullet Club shirts were made available at Hot Topic stores, where they became big sellers, supposedly selling 100,000 copies in the first three months.

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Styles debuted as the newest member of Bullet Club, attacking IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada.

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Later in the month, Bullet Club took part in NJPW's North American tour, produced in collaboration with ROH.

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From July 21 to August 8, five members of Bullet Club took part in the 2014 G1 Climax with Fale and Gallows wrestling in block A and Anderson, Styles and Takahashi in block B All five failed to advance from their blocks with Fale finishing third and Gallows ninth in their block of eleven and Styles finishing second, Anderson third and Takahashi tied sixth in their block.

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From November 22 to December 5, three Bullet Club teams took part in the 2014 World Tag League; Anderson and Gallows and Styles and Takahashi in block A and Fale and Tonga in block B Anderson and Gallows won their block with a record of five wins and two losses, while Styles and Takahashi finished close behind with four wins and three losses.

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On January 4,2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9, Omega, in his first match as a member of Bullet Club, defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, while Anderson and Gallows lost the IWGP Tag Team Championship to Goto and Shibata, ending their year-long reign in their seventh defense.

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Also during the event, Bullet Club was involved in the first NJPW match to feature female wrestlers in over twelve years, where Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows and his wife Amber Gallows were defeated by Maria Kanellis, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett in a six-person intergender tag team match.

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From July 20 to August 15, five members of Bullet Club took part in the 2015 G1 Climax with Fale, Gallows and Styles in block A and Anderson and Takahashi in block B Both Styles and Anderson entered their last round-robin matches with a chance to advance to the finals, but were eliminated after losing to Hiroshi Tanahashi and Satoshi Kojima, respectively.

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The following day, the rest of Bullet Club turned on Styles and kicked him out of the group with Omega taking over the leadership.

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Later that month, three members of Bullet Club took part in the 2017 G1 Climax; Fale in block A and Omega and Tonga in block B Omega won his block and advanced to the finals of the tournament with a record of seven wins and two losses by defeating IWGP Heavyweight Champion Okada in their third match against each other on August 12.

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Around this time, the tension within Bullet Club would be documented as the focus of the YouTube series Being The Elite.

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Omega claimed he was still the leader of Bullet Club, and announced that his first defense of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship would be against Cody at the G1 Special at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

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Eagles hit White with a superkick and helped Ospreay up to his feet, then aided Ospreay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Kazuchika Okada in fending off the Bullet Club members, following which they accepted him as an official member of CHAOS, completing his defection.

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In January 2016, NJPW announced a DVD chronicling the history of Bullet Club and featuring interviews with members of the stable, which was released on March 30,2016.

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