Impact Wrestling: Get ready for the Bullet Club and an NJPW collab

Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images) /

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson all but confirmed that the Bullet Club is coming to Impact Wrestling.

Slammiversary 2020 was a crowning moment for Impact Wrestling. The show featured everything fans loved about pro wrestling from surprise debuts to memorable title matches, including the Knockouts Championship match between Jordynne Grace and recent WWE signing Deonna Purrazzo.

EC3, Heath, the Motor City Machine Guns, Eric Young, and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson all made memorable debuts or returns at the Slammiversary Pay Per View. Since then, Impact has done a wonderful job on capitalizing on the momentum on weekly television, making it clear that they are strong competitors to anyone in the wrestling business.

Impact Wrestling has shown over the years that creative ideas and collaboration are at the heart of what they do, and that can help them join success with other promotions, such as NJPW, in an effort to increase pro wrestling’s strength across companies.

In a recent appearance on the Wrestling with Sports podcast with Dennis Farrell and former MLB All-Stars Dmitri Young and Jason Kendall, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson spoke about a variety of topics. And then around the 14-16 minute mark, “Abs” Karl dropped more than a hint.

"“I think now that we have this opportunity with Impact and we’re so good with their executives and the creative, the head creative guys, that…we’re gonna do some really cool s**t and New Japan Pro-Wrestling is going to be involved and like it’s going to be really fun to see, like, the s**t that we’re gonna do. There’s gonna be a Bullet Club-type thing? Probably, at some point, a 100 percent…”"

Luke Gallows added that he’s excited to see what can happen at a company, unlike WWE, that will be willing to go forward with the Bullet Club and understands its true potential:

"“Scott D’Amore was in Japan when they were working on some s**t. He came with the ring with us, actually, a couple of times when we were doing at the height of the Bullet Club, he saw, he knows what we can do and how over it was in that country. And obviously you can see the T-Shirts on every American wrestling show and all over the place, at every mall that you went. He gets that and I think that’s why we were such a big get for him.”"

WWE has missed out on booking their talent properly, and now it’s finally going to bite them. The Bullet Club, at its height in NJPW, was the best faction in wrestling and truly changed the game, leading to the likes of Finn Balor, AJ Styles, Gallows and Anderson, and more becoming bigger stars than they were before.

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Gallows and Anderson reportedly have deals in place with NJPW and Impact Wrestling, two promotions that have a lot of momentum right now and are capable of making huge waves when working together in this way. Stay tuned for what’s next for the Machine Gun and Doc Gallows.