Former WWE and NJPW wrestler “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson has responded to claims made by wrestling fans and pundits that the Bullet Club is ‘dead’.
Bullet Club was founded on May 3rd, 2013 when Prince Devitt (Finn Balor) betrayed his longtime partner Ryusuke Taguchi and joined Anderson, Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga and together they became the first incarnation of the Bullet Club.
Since then, BC has undergone many changes with wrestlers coming and going within the faction. Previous BC leaders have included Devitt, AJ Styles, Kenny Omega, and then Jay White. Anderson was a founding member and regular representative of BC in New Japan and elsewhere, and when he was in WWE he was part of a tribute stable known as “The OC/The Club”.
But despite BC’s popularity, some fans and wrestling commentators have argued that the stable has lost its relevance. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Anderson said:
“Each time somebody has talked s*** about Bullet Club or started to say Bullet Club is dead, or there’s too many members, something else cool happens. It just remains hot.”
Anderson went on to emphasize that the stable’s success can also be measured by the success of individual members. Styles, Omega and White have all achieved great individual success, either during their BC tenures or afterwards. To Anderson, these successes are as much indications of the stable’s success and importance as it is those individual wrestlers.
h/t WrestlingInc. for the above transcription.