NJPW Bullet Club leader Jay White was part of the main event during the NJPW Road to The New Beginning show on February 1.
White, who has been the subject of several reports that he is leaving Japan, made his first appearance for NJPW since the New Year’s Dash. He cut a blistering promo on the “Bullet Club” reunions that have been occurring on AEW and Impact Wrestling.
“I’m still Bullet Club. I’m real Bullet Club. This is real Bullet Club right here! We’re not a cheap rip-off trying to recreate the past, to regain some relevance and doing corny reunions just so you can sell shitty t-shirts to you all,” he said.
White’s words are being taken as a shot at AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and AEW Tag Team Champions the Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) who have been “teaming” with Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions the Good Brothers (Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows).
All five men had been part of the Bullet Club when they were with NJPW. Their interactions have been dubbed a “Bullet Club” reunion and they’ve been throwing up the “Too Sweet” gesture in solidarity, something that was developed during their Bullet Club days.
The Bucks responded to White’s comments on their own Twitter, implying that while White might be in the “real” Bullet Club, it’s the “original” Bullet Club that made White and his ilk relevant.
“The original Bullet Club T-shirt design hadn’t been in the Top Sellers List for two years,” wrote the Bucks. “Until the night we all decided to throw up Too Sweet again. You’re welcome.”