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NJPW In Melbourne: Who Will Take Control Of Bullet Club?

During New Japan Pro Wrestling’s recent tour of Australia the friction between Cody and Kenny Omega continued to escalate as both were jockeying for position within the Bullet Club.

With the faction split between The Elite and the Bullet Club OG’s or the Tongan faction the eventual demise of this incarnation of one of pro wrestling’s most popular factions seems to be imminent.

The question is who will lead Bullet Club in the future. With Tama Tonga looking like a silent boss about ready to take his throne while Cody and Omega fight for the crown themselves, 2018 might have some surprised awaiting many as this feud continues.

NJPW New Beginning In Sapporo Night 2 Review: Omega Out Of Bullet Club

For a company that some (who never watch it) claim doesn’t have storylines, New Japan’s “New Beginning In Sapporo” night 2 event certainly contradicted that statement.

Cody and Kenny OmegaIn the main event between IWGP U.S. Champion Kenny Omega and maverick “Switchblade” Jay White, we saw a great contest in the ring that may have been eclipsed with the aftermath of the outcome. What will become of Bullet Club, The Young Bucks, Being the Elite, Cody, and Omega’s long time friend, rival, partner Kota Ibushi?

Kazuchika Okada continues his pursuit to get SANADA to fire up but may have bitten off more than he can chew. In other action, The Young Bucks defend their IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles in a rematch from WrestleKingdom 12 against Roppongi 3k.

NJPW News: Bullet Club, Jericho & Naito, Switchblade

Coming off of a highly successful event at WrestleKingdom 12, New Japan continued to provide solid content with New Year Dash and a shocking announcement the day after.

Kenny Omega and Switchblade Jay WhiteThe annual event that happens every year the day after WrestleKingdom usually sees some surprised. This year’s was loaded with them as new storylines began.

Hiroshi Tanahashi and his busted up body will face an old foe in the now bald (and ticked off) Minoru Suzuki, Kenny Omega and Cody continue to have issues within Bullet Club, and “Switchblade” Jay White finds himself in the middle of the two major factions of New Japan after turning his back on Bullet Club and siding with Chaos … sort of.

The biggest news of course was Chris Jericho showing that he wasn’t done in the land of the rising sun as he attacked Tetsuya Naito, showing their online spat before WrestleKingdom 12 was more than some originally had thought.

New Japan Explained (Part 5): Factions

Bullet Club LogoFactions are a major part of any pro wrestling promotion but in New Japan they serve more functions than just being a cool gang to associate performers with.

We look at the four major factions currently in NJPW from Suzuki-Gun to Chaos to Bullet Club to Los Ingobernables De Japon. We also look at a brief history of each organization and where they are likely to go in the future.

The Battle of San Antonio: WWE vs. Ring of Honor

As the new age of interpromotional “battles” continue between WWE and any company Bullet Club works for, the next battlefield will apparently be in San Antonio, Texas.

Shawn Michaels as special guest referee at San Antonio NXT showRing of Honor has booked a show on November 17th in the city and WWE has also booked an NXT show almost literally down the street on the same night.

Cody, The Young Bucks, and Marty Scurll cut a promo on Ring of Honor television talking about WWE in a negative fashion and even invited the McMahons to come see the show. To counter this, NXT is having San Antonio’s favorite son and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as special guest referee for the main event between Drew McIntyre and former Bullet Club member Adam Cole for the NXT Championship.

Now, The Young Bucks have announced that Stephen Amell will be at the Ring of Honor show. Amell was a former guest celebrity who actually wrestled in a match against Cody when he was Goldust, teaming with another WWE defector Neville.

The war continues in San Antonio …

NJPW Power Struggle 2017 Review

Perhaps in one of the most shocking nights of the year for New Japan, the Power Struggle 2017 event which is the last stop before WrestleKingdom, may be the start of an even bigger push for the company in 2018.

Tanahashi vs. IbushiWith a main event featuring the amazing encounter between IWGP IC Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi, the U.S. Title defense of Kenny Omega vs. Trent Barreta, Minoru Suzuki and Toru Yano in a bullrope “death match” for the NEVER Open Championship, and the continuation of the saga between Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship, this event had some truly outstanding matches.

Looming over all of this though were the debut and challenges of two wrestlers returning to NJPW. Both Chris Jericho and Jay White made their returns to the company and challenged the secondary champions for title matches at WrestleKingdom 12, lighting the pro wrestling and sports entertainment worlds on fire.

This is our review of a groundbreaking night as we look at NJPW Power Struggle 2017.

WWE TLC 2017 Shakeup: Wyatt, Dallas & Reigns OUT, Styles & Angle IN

Due to a viral meningitis outbreak involving Bo Dallas, Bray Wyatt, and Roman Reigns, WWE has drastically changed plans for this Sunday’s TLC RAW exclusive pay per view on the WWE Network.

Instead, Kurt Angle makes his long awaited return to the ring in place of Reigns while the Bullet Club leader match that hardcore fans have been waiting for in WWE for over a year will now happen (with no build) between original leader Finn Balor (aka Prince Devitt) and the 2nd unofficial leader “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.

We examine these changes, what it means for the card, and the good and bad of giving away two highly anticipated in-ring performances with no build whatsoever.

Bullet Club vs. WWE: Where Is It Going?

With the real life feud between WWE and The Bullet Club, fans today are getting the first taste of an actual interpromotional rivalry between companies in many years.

The question is, where is this all going? Will Bullet Club ultimately be hurt by the conflict? Is WWE creating bigger stars out of The Young Bucks, Cody, and Kenny Omega by their cease and desist orders and threats of law suits?

We examine the current feud and where it might possibly be going in the future.

The Young Bucks Being Sued by WWE for RAW Invasion?

The Bullet Club held an “invasion” of WWE Monday Night RAW this past week, much in the style of WWE/F’s own invasion of Monday Nitro back in 1998.

However, Vince McMahon and the higher ups may not have been so pleased with the stunt as it appears they have sent a cease and desist letter to The Young Bucks over the “suck it” gesture, the “too sweet” hang gesture, and various other issues that may see Nick and Matt sued for $150,000.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Finals REVIEW

After four weeks, the G1 Climax 27 tournament concluded with three nights of amazing action.

Ricochet and Taguchi win the IWGP Jr. Tag TitlesNot only did we see the A-Block and B-Block decided in matches between Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito and the third match between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, we also got the IWGP Tag Team Championships defended by War Machine against the Bullet Club’s Cody and Hangman Page, the IWGP Junior Tag Titles defended by The Young Bucks against Ricochet and Taguchi.

There were many surprise returns on the final night of the tournament, including a major surprise by Katsuyori Shibata, the beloved Daryl, the infamous Killer Elite Squad, and a strange promo hinting at the debut of a new switchblade wielding star for New Japan.

This is our review of the final three nights of the G1 Climax 27.