After months of brewing conflict and distant allegiance, last night at the G1 Special in San Francisco, the Bullet Club civil war finally took off.
Following Kenny Omega victory against Cody to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) accompanied by King Haku, attacked Omega and the Young Bucks.
Other BC members Hangman Page, Marty Scrull and Yujiro Takahashi were also taken out. More surprisingly, Chase Owens who appeared to be on the same side as the “BC OGs” was also attacked.
Now with the seemingly newly dubbed “Firing Squad” faction splitting from The Elite, it poses the question for the bigger picture: Has Bullet Club nearly ran its course?
Beginning of the end?
Five years ago, Prince Devitt now known as Finn Balor, turned heel and started a faction called Bullet Club. Five years later, it has since been one of professional wrestling’s hottest factions, arguably better than the New World Order.
Not only creating a craze in Japan but worldwide, as the brand has become a familiar one in the world of professional wrestling. From New Japan to even references in WWE, Bullet Club has left its mark on the industry.
But now with the split, one does have to wonder just how long does the faction have left? Are we slowly seeing the beginning of the end?
All good things must come to an end…..
Over the years many wrestling factions have become endlessly popular. For example: the NWO. Despite slowly becoming a dragged out concept, fans still reminisce all about the faction and how cool it was.
Unlike the NWO, Bullet Club has maintained its authenticity and has continued to keep fans invested. So with this in mind, it would only be fitting if they went out with a bang and not with fans demanding it to end.
At this point, it would appear as if we are to be treated to a rivalry. Kenny Omega’s faction vs Tama Tonga’s faction, otherwise potentially known as the “Firing Squad” vs “The Elite” or a variation of such.