ITS REALLY FUCKING HAPPENING
BUBUBUBULLET CLUB 4 LYFE
>The sports-entertainment world has been buzzing this week
>I don't like WWE these days.
>Try watching different feds, anon. Lots of wrestling out there.
>Watch different feds
>Get invested in their talent
>WWE hires them away
>laugh thinking it couldn't possibly be real
>check WWE anyway
FUCK SHIT FUCK SHIT ITS REAL SHII=TTING CUNTING DICK NIPPLES
I'm torn between wanting the Bullet Club to debut straight onto RAW to save it, and wanting them to actually have good matches by going to NXT.
>Mfw had a discussion with someone a few months ago who said that people working in NJPW would never want to leave for WWE cause they get paid more there.
>Mfw he actually said that if anyone working the indies got a call from WWE they'd turn it down
If you're reading this then I've got two words for you
WWE isn't risking their retarded wrestlers neck for that move https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09uZoCbI-6E
Also if you can't tell this wasn't AJ's fault but yoshi failing to position his head
They risked the divas necks for it though...
Bullet Club is fucking easy to write. Just have them go over every now and again and generally heel it up. There is nothing revolutionary about them, in fact in WWE terms their gimmick is THE most vanilla one for heels.
It's more that the wrestlers in it were based, and anyway there is nothing wrong with the old classics. What is amazing about current WWE is awful at getting even the most basic things right, which is why The Shield was so good while it lasted. A heel stable booked strong, automatically gave them so many possibilities to book shows around, just like the Bullet Club does for NJPW.
man i hope big sexy randomly shows up and power bombs them for stealing his gimmick.
>Just have them go over every now and again and generally heel it up.
And how would they do that? Your logic is incredibly silly.
>it's easy to write the plot for a video game, you just need to make it good. THAT'S IT! Why is that so hard for people?
The reason Bullet Club worked in New Japan is that there never used to be interference in matches. When Yujiro helped AJ win the IWGP Title, that was completely unheard of in Japanese wrestling.
Most of their gimmick is just imposing American heel wrestling into traditional Japanese wrestling.
Bullet Club can come into WWE and basically be a new age NWO and just run around and fuck things up whenever they want.
For example, a Dolph v. Neville match, Bullet Club come in, beat everyone up, have a laugh about it, share a few too-sweets then leave. Have them do that for a while until you get a group of wrestlers to take exception to it.
>The reason Bullet Club worked in New Japan is that there never used to be interference in matches. When Yujiro helped AJ win the IWGP Title, that was completely unheard of in Japanese wrestling.
This. People always forget this. Japanese wrestling is nothing like American wrestling, well, it wasn't before the Bullet Club. That's why they got so much heat. It was something new.
Don't be such a faggot. If you want to speak in generalities, a lot of wrestlers, stables, etc are the same. Bullet Club basically are a modern day NWO but there are a lot of things that make them fresh and unique.
Jesus fuck you are dumb. There is nothing complicated about their gimmick, that is why it works. They just act like dicks (something they can do with no instruction), all you have to do is book them to win every now and again to keep them strong, which is the main fault WWE has with booking their heels - making them non threats as well as being cheating bastards.
You seemed to miss the meaning of
>Just have them go over every now and again
All of the stables you listed lose all the fuckin time, the Wyatts being the only ones who have EVER been booked strong, and even that was brief. What makes the Bullet Club/NWO work is the fact they are genuine threats as well as being cheeky cunts.
>make the Bullet Club antihero tweeners that the fans want to cheer for
>have them bury New Day in their debut feud
>move on to the League of Nations
>pad out their run with a friendly rivalry tweeners vs face feud against Team ECW
>move on to the Wyatts
>finish their run with a feud against The Authority
Stables in the WWE have been pretty much by default been heels. Booking face or even tweener stables is almost always counter intuitive because they have the advantage in numbers, so it limits what you can do with them storylinewise. Having a powerhouse stable like the Bullet Club come in and NOT be heels, I wouldn't go as far as to say it would be revolutionary, but it would be against the status quo in the WWE.
It wouldn't work, you can't debut a whole bunch of wrestlers who 90% of the audience have no idea who they are and have them be heels. The Shield could've been booked as faces earlier on, and arguably they were kinda faces in almost their entire run - the way they would show up and just wreck everyone indiscriminately was no different to what Austin got monster pops for.
You need to win over the fans first, which the Shield did with their profession ass kicking attitude, cool uniforms and (most of all) great matches.
>There is nothing complicated about their gimmick, that is why it works.
IN JAPAN. In the States it's literally just a generic heel stable that won't go over without some thought put in it. Use your brain.
>It wouldn't work, you can't debut a whole bunch of wrestlers who 90% of the audience have no idea who they are and have them be heels.
So like Nexus? Most of the WWE audience didn't watch NXT back then, they came in and wrecked shit. If they didn't lose to Cena they would have been amazing.
>More boring vanilla midgets
>smarks get worked this easily
They can do whatever they want. There are always risks involved. The Shield debuting as heel was just the path of least resistance. They could have tried to debut them as faces, but it would have been more challenging to get them over. Same situation, except this time I hope they go out on a limb and debut Bullet Club as tweeners. Would the majority of the fans know or care about them? No, of course not. But it's the writers job to tell the fans what they should care about. If they sell the members of Bullet Club as these elite, world renowned wrestlers that has wrestled all over the world and push that shit hard, why wouldn't the casual fans eventually buy in and get behind them?
So I watched Wrestle Kingdom 10. Because of the english commentary and all, I didn't really feel like the AJ/Nakamura match was as hyped as it should have been. The leaders of the two hottest factions in the promotion are facing each other for the first time. Then afterwards it turns out Styles would be leaving and Nakamura following soon after. While the match itself was good, the hype around it just felt really underwhelming. Is it different for the Japanese crowd? Did they actually take time building up the hype before the event and the whole thing just kinda got lost in translation?
Very true, but he's just too talented to be wasted. You're right about getting neutered though. Watching Breaking Ground the other night with Triple H telling Apollo that he needs a powerful finisher I'm just sitting there thinking "why isn't he using his fucking triple powerbomb/all out assault?" The guy had such an incredible moveset as Uhaa and now he has the same match over and over again, it's sad.
Nakamura isn't a done deal. He's still under contract with New Japan till at least May I believe, and will work events for them. NJPW still has time to make an offer and convince him to stay.
Still has AAA's world title I believe and wrestles for other feds. technically, he could probably still show up on Lucha, if he wanted to do the extra traveling. I doubt he'd want to but it sounds doable.
>tfw Nakamura comes out to some CFO$ bullshit and not Subconscious
This is gonna be terrible, even the quality of wrestling in WWE will wreck these guys.
no styles clash, no bloody sunday, no spiral tap
no gun stun because its randy orton's shtick
no backflip armbars or strong style from godly nakamura. They'll probably book him as bad as kenta as a default jap
i really have a bad feeling about this
>people actually like the Styles Clash
It's always looked so fucking retarded.
Not only does it look dumb, but it's also dangerous as fucking hell. Thank god it'll finally be gone before he had a chance to kill somebody with it.
>Nakamura is the same height as Roman and taller than Cena
AJ loses every match and gets relegated to the midcard. Can't have one of the biggest non-WWE wrestlers get over, right?
Nakamura gets booked as a threat at first, but is then transitioned into some funny Japanese man gimmick. Gets relegated to Superstars and shilling WWE Network in Japanese.
Gallows and Karl Anderson form Balor Club with Finn. It starts off hot, but then it gets old. Gallows is absorbed into the Wyatt family as some big asshole. Karl Anderson hangs out at catering.
Nakamura speaks good english he just has the funniest accent when he talks. It sounds like he has a hardcore lisp or something it will be hard to take him seriously if he does a lot of talking.
if they bring gallows back they should brand him as festus again, love seeing that retard lmao
Sorry, meant to type "not have them be heels". Obviously it works if they are heels, but as faces you need to book them super well.
Most gimmicks that get over barely deviant from the accepted wisdom at all. The Bullet Club would work precisely because their gimmick is a generic heel stable. Book a bunch of assholes who wear black going about messing up matches and winning titles every show, and it will get a negative reaction, followed by a positive one.
Or WWE could do what they probably will, which is have them be booked as a threat for about a month, then lose 3v1 to Reigns and just be a joke from then on, disappearing onto Smackdown and Superstars and only appearing in matches when they need some midcarders to job to the current big face. When WWE books something consistently over a long period of time, like with The Shield, it works.
>Or WWE could do what they probably will, which is have them be booked as a threat for about a month, then lose 3v1 to Reigns
I didn't even watch NXT but I'm still sour over what they did to The Ascension.
Zero. Nakamura is still under contract with New Japan for the next few months and is still their Intercontinental champion. Doubt we'll see Nakamura untill at least the summer, being the earliest.
>Tokyo Sports is now reporting that Nakamura will be leaving NJPW at the end of this month. Even though he reportedly gave his notice to NJPW on January 4th, it looks like he's leaving sooner than some expected.
Also, most plebs (the mainstream WWE audience) have no idea who Nakamura is. Him debuting at the Royal Rumble will only get a pop from the few hundred or so smarks in the crowd who follow Japanese wrestling. Instead, WWE will show vignettes and video packages of his work in Japan to their casual audience so they may introduce and hype him up like they did Kana.
Arguably the best rassler in the planet in the last few years. He's fucking weird, not really like anyone else, but goddamn amazing in his own way. Watch any of his matches with Ibushi or Tanahasi
reminder that it was most likely bill demott that ran out ricochet during his wwe tryout years ago for being a 'big name' and being held in high regard by the other developmental wrestlers
hey /asp/, what do you guys think of this t-shirt?
got it for christmas, I think it's awesome
>Seth also cucking D-Bry's dream match
Is there nothing this man won't fuck?
>haven't both wrestling merch since I was a kid
>thinking of buying Bullet Club shirt and hat
>Styles, Gallows and Anderson leave and sign with the WWE
>WWE fans now vaguely aware of Bullet Club's existence
>hipster points take a huge deduction
S-should I still do it?
Dude, just fucking embrace it.
If you were even watching wrestling and online, you have to be familiar with Bullet Club. Fuck, they're practically on the front page of Pro Wrestling Tees 24/7 and one of the biggest wrestling newsletters/podcasts just jerks off NJPW all the time.
You make a compelling argument.
Are they really that ubiquitous? Because I think the first time I heard of them was when someone said Aces and Eights was a cheap ripoff of the Bullet Club. Then again I stopped watching wrestling for about two years and came back in the middle of the Shield and Aces and Eights time period.
Nakamura won't make it on the WWE. At best he can be a midcard. Vince doesn't like non-white wrestlers. The samoans seem to be an exception but Nakamura isn't samoan, neither related to The Rock
I can feel a Bo Dallas feud coming.
>Kung Fu Sion keeps losing matches.
>Everytime Bo comes out with his usual Bo-lieve nonsense.
>Bo starts "feuding" with Kung Fu Sion and wins everytime
>"It's alright Sion, you'll beat me next week. All you have to do is Bo-Lieve...
>Bo vs Nakamura times infinity.
I guess this is the only thread mildly relating to NJPW so I'll ask here
What product should I use to get a hairstyle like Shibata during matches? My hair is similar to his normal one so I think I could emulate it
oh god talk about a vanilla midget takeover
i guess in five years we'll see nakamura vs ziggler in the main event of wrestlemania 37 in a sparsely attended high school gymnasium
The japanese wrestling its quite stiff, its scripted but they tend to hit real fucking hard.
Wet it down and then have someone do a spinning backfist to your head a few times and then an unprotected headbutt for good measure.
It's true that some are pretty beat up, but they also have a lighter workload than those in WWE, so they can afford to have stiff matches at bigger events. Typically house shows over in NJPW consist of all six or eight man tag matches where the guys will wrestle for 5 minutes tops over the course of the match. They're "in" a match, but not killing themselves.
>AJ Styles will now job to guys like Roman to make him look "strong" because Vince will never get behind smaller guys
Yea I really would have preferred he had an insanely fun Babyface turn for NJPW.
Dude, that shit is on the front page of WWE's website. While the Angle and Hardys rumors are probably bullshit and that WWE can keep a secret and get ADR back, I doubt a rumor this size, showcased by WWE, is just a rumor.
They had the same "rumors" before they sign Balor, Zayn, Kenta and Steen.
The actual contracts may not be signed, but I doubt that WWE is just rolling with some bullshit rumor to work people.
The guy you responded to is right though they didn't buy the rights to Bullet Club, NJPW isn't selling them and its pretty clear are setting up BC for after Gallows and Anderson leave. We obviously saw them dispatch Styles on the 5th.
>coming to the ring now Shinsuke Nakamura!
>followed by heavy rock