This past Monday night on WWE Monday Night Raw, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson made their WWE debut in Los Angeles, California. They made their presence felt by climbing over the ring barricade and assaulting The Usos after their tag team match against Social Outcast members Heath Slater and Curtis Axel. Most notably, they used their signature maneuver, “Magic Killer”, an aided snap swinging neckbreaker, on Jimmy Uso. Then, Gallows would throw Jey Uso into the ring steps on the outside. Shortly thereafter, they were escorted from the arena by members of the WWE security team.
Gallows and Anderson have both been major players on the independent scene in professional wrestling. They are most recognized as two members of the popular faction, Bullet Club. The duo took the wrestling world by storm alongside other faction members, including Prince Devitt (aka Finn Balor), AJ Styles, Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks. Before appearing on WWE television Monday night, both men were members of the New Japan Pro Wrestling roster.
Doc Gallows, formerly known as Festus in his prior WWE career, has been featured in many different wrestling promotions around the world. He debuted in WWE in 2006, and wrestled under a variety of gimmicks and stage names, including Imposter Kane, Festus, and Luke Gallows. Following his release in 2010, he spent two years in TNA Wrestling, then went on to wrestle for organizations like Global Force Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Karl Anderson is also a veteran of the ring, as he has competed in Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Guerilla throughout his career.
The duo debuted during WWE’s tag team tournament to determine a new number one contender for the Tag Team Championship titles. This leaves fans wondering what role they may play in the chase for the championships. Will they involve themselves in the championship picture? Or are they simply putting WWE’s tag team division on notice?
What About The Bullet Club?
Are we going to be seeing a full formation of the Bullet Club soon? As far as I am concerned, we may be getting closer, but it may take a little longer for the Bullet Club to completely form. As many WWE fans know, Finn Balor is the reigning NXT champion. We have seen many main roster debuts in the past two weeks, like Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Enzo and Cass, and The Vaudevillains. I’m thinking that WWE will hold off before making another major main roster debut.
My prediction is that once Finn Balor makes his WWE debut, we will see the Bullet Club make its official formation under its new name, Balor Club. They could have AJ Styles rejoin, but for now, he’s doing very well as a singles competitor. To have him join now wouldn’t make any sense anyway, considering his dismissal from the group in NJPW.
In NXT, Balor Club merchandise is a massive brand. At some point, WWE will certainly be making something of it.