WWE NXT: Discussing the Mention of Bullet Club


Are Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson on their way to Full Sail after the Biz Cliz was namedropped on Wednesday’s NXT?

I wasn’t the only one who heard it, right? Someone else must have caught this.

It’s easy to get caught up in the magnetism of Finn Balor’s entrance, even on a routine weekly episode of NXT, but right there in the middle of his walk toward the ring, there was Tom Phillips musing aloud:

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“Graves, I’ve gotta ask you: Finn Balor’s been at the heart of something that’s been taking the Internet by storm–The Bullet Club.”

That rushing air you heard was the necks of smarks across the NXT Universe whipping 180 degrees from whatever was distracting them to stare at the screen in disbelief. Had the UCF crowd heard the commentary over the PA, they may have popped louder than they did for Austin Aries’ debut mere minutes earlier.

Ever since the news broke in early January that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows and Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson gave notice to New Japan, WWE’s been having a field day trolling the Internet and fueling speculation as to when each wrestler would make their apparently eventual WWE debut. Balor’s been especially saucy, trolling his Twitter followers with Bullet Club references and fully integrating Biz Cliz mannerisms into his entrance at house shows.

Not to mention that new t-shirt that recently popped up on the WWE Shop:

Obviously, since Jan. we’ve learned the fate of at least two of the departed NJPW alums: Shinsuke Nakamura is headed for NXT while AJ Styles famously debuted at No. 3 in the Royal Rumble match.

But further news on Gallows and Anderson, the former IWGP Tag Champs, has been nebulous. While Anderson has basically confirmed he’s headed to WWE, it’s been speculated that the two men may pull an AJ and skip NXT completely, debuting on the main roster when they sign–whenever that is.

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That being said, this latest development–all two words of it–has to lend validity at least to the idea that they may first stop in NXT to hang out with their boy Finn, right?

Or is this a sign that the NXT champ may soon be looking at a Main Roster callup and a new “Bulletproof” stable with whom to take RAW by storm?

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Graves, for his part, responded to Phillips by saying “I think you spend too much time reading the Internet, Tom. Those are his friends from Japan, but what about ’em? What’s the big deal?”

Nothing gets mentioned on WWE television by accident. An offhand comment by an NXT announcer before a non-title match may end up being quite a big deal, indeed–one that might also be deemed “too sweet.”

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(By the way, that non-title match between Balor and Neville was hell of dope. Check out Bryan Heaton’s review to get the scoop.)

What do you think? Is this the signal we’ve been waiting for? Will we soon be seeing the Balor Club brought to life in NXT?