In WWE news, Steve Austin heavily pushed for Bullet Club members AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows to come into the company as a stable, according to The Ross Report.
The internet wrestling community has been buzzing for this week because rumors surfaced that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Doc Gallows were WWE bound.
Aside from AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura being two of the best overall performers in the world, there was also excitement over a potential Bullet Club stable taking place in WWE. For those that do not know, the Bullet Club stable is one of the most popular stables in the world, which is incredible because they have a very limited presence in the United States. In comparison, the Bullet Club is much more popular than the League of Nations and Social Outkasts combined, which is saying a lot because WWE has a large and global fan base.
New Day might be a little bit more popular since they are featured on WWE television, but with an even playing field, the Bullet Club might be able to win over more fans than them.
While all the signs are pointing towards AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows joining WWE soon, there are little clues as to what their actual role in the company is going to be.
Some have mentioned that AJ Styles might be a mystery entrant in the Royal Rumble later on this month, but WWE might scrap those plans since they have been leaked to the public.
While chatting with Jim Ross on the Ross report this week, Steve Austin was asked if the New Japan performers can become stars in WWE, to which he replied that they really can. Steve Austin warned, however, that in order for AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Karl Anderson to become big stars, management has to allow them to do what they do.
A strong suggestion that Steve Austin had for WWE is to bring the performers in as a group. He stated that the Bullet Club should make a debut, provided they own the naming rights. As of right now, the belief is that New Japan owns the naming rights to the Bullet Club, even though the name was coined by Finn Balor, then known as Prince Devitt while overseas.
If there’s a way for the herd of WWE lawyers to reclaim the name based on the fact that Finn Balor created it, then management would be all over that because it’s an established brand.
If WWE cannot gain the rights to use the valuable Bullet Club name, then they can simply use the Balor Club name, which they already own the rights to and are capitalizing off of. Doing that would mean that Finn Balor would have to make the jump from NXT to the main roster in WWE. He would have to be the leader of the group since he is the namesake.
A stable consisting of Finn Balor, AJ Styles, Karl Andreson, and Doc Gallows could do wonders for WWE, and it might even bring back a lot of fans that decided to stop watching.
There’s still plenty of time from now until Wrestlemania 32, so WWE can build up the Balor Club to the point where they would have rather significant roles at the big pay-per-view.
A match between the Balor Club and the Wyatt Family could surely generate a “This is awesome!” chant from the AT&T Stadium audience that is expected to exceed 80,000 people.
Steve Austin is right about the New Japan guys needing to come in as a stable.
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