Bullet Club’s Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Bad Luck Fale have likely earned themselves a 3-month suspension from NJPW. The Firing Squad members were warned to not interfere in any of today’s B-Block match-ups.
The faction did interfere during Tama Tonga’s B-Block match, however. They were then escorted from the building. This allowed the night’s main event between Omega and Ibushi to go undisturbed.
“BULLET CLUB OG; Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa, Bad Luck Fale have made the unfortunate decision to intervene in matches which have resulted in multiple disqualifications in this G1 CLIMAX 28,” an NJPW press release stated.
Bullet Club’s Tama Tonga
I am all about a 3 month vacation pic.twitter.com/1lHVGnuxIw
— 'Bad Boy' Tama Tonga (@Tama_Tonga) August 10, 2018
“New Japan Pro-Wrestling has made a decision to impose a three-month suspension and a fine to each member(s) of BULLET CLUB OG if they intervene in any G1 CLIMAX 28 tournament B-block match tomorrow.”
— 'Bad Boy' Tama Tonga (@Tama_Tonga) August 11, 2018
Tama Tonga lost via disqualification to Yano after repeated interference and abuse of the referee. He finished the tournament with 6pts, down from 8pts the previous two years.
Bad Luck Fale finished with 6pts as well. Previously, his worse tally had been 10pts. This was Fale’s 5th G1 tournament, with his highest total being 12pts. He hit 12 pts in 2014 and 2017 and 10pts in 2015 and 2016.
Yuji Nagata Speaks Out On Bullet Club OGs
Yuji Nagata, who had a hand in training Tonga and Fale, spoke out publicly against the group’s actions recently. Nagata spoke with Tokyo Sports recently. The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion said NJPW needs to be more selective about who is invited to participate in the G1.