Recently released from WWE, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows appeared on Tama Tonga’s podcast recently and discussed a variety of topics. During the discussion, Gallows stated that there would be no AEW without Bullet Club.
”The f**king Bullet Club revolutionized professional wrestling and if somebody hears this and they’re mad about it, sorry,” Gallows said. “If there’s no Bullet Club there’s no AEW. If there’s no Bullet Club there’s no growth in professional wrestling. If there’s no Bullet Club there really is no reason to have an NXT because why do you turn developmental into indie heaven and hire everybody in the business? There’s no reason to do it.”
The Young Bucks joined Bullet Club in 2013 as the faction’s junior heavyweight tag-team. Kenny Omega would join the following year, originally as the group’s junior heavyweight single’s competitor. Cody, Hangman Page, and Marty Scurll were all involved with the faction during their time in NJPW.
Tama Tonga, Karl Anderson, Bad Luck Fale and Prince Devitt (Finn Balor) are the group’s founding members dating back to May 2013. Doc Gallows would join that November, shortly after the Young Bucks did.
“Professional wrestling advanced because of what the Bullet Club was in Japan,” Gallows continued. He would continue to credit Bullet Club with wrestling resurgence over the last few years.
Gallows would continue to say the success of Bullet Club was also why they were recruited by WWE.
“That’s why they bought us, they f**king wined and dined us, then they fired us.”
A link to the full podcast can be found here.