The Young Bucks are undoubtably the hottest commodity in the professional wrestling world outside of the WWE - and their relationship with the WWE isn't a great one.
The Ring Of Honor (ROH) Tag Team Champions (Matt and Nick Jackson who are real-life brothers) started their professional wrestling careers back in 2001 and landed their first contract with the High Risk Wrestling (HRW) promotion in 2004. They'd go on to work for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where they'd win the PWG Tag Team Titles, as well as a stint with Dragon Gate.
They even briefly appeared in WWE back in 2008 and 2011 as jobbers where they were involved in squash matches. Matt and Nick have also worked for promotions such as Chikara, ROH, Dragon Gate USA, and even Global Force Wrestling (GFW) (formerly known as Impact Wrestling or TNA). Today they primarily do their work for ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).
The Bucks are a part of the most famous professional wrestling stable outside of WWE, The Bullet Club. Alongside former WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and indie mega-star Kenny Omega, The Bullet Club is so successful that WWE fans can even be seen wearing their t-shirts on WWE TV.
A number of current WWE stars have been former Bullet Club members as well, such as AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, and Finn Balor. Recently, WWE has been handing down a number of cease and desist to indie stars, especially The Bullet Club, for using gestures that they own.
The Bullet Club likes to use the "Too Sweet" gesture with each other, a hand gesture made famous by former WWE and WCW stable N.W.O. (Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash). They have also used DX's Crotch Chop and went as far as recreating DX's invasion on WCW Nitro when they stood outside a RAW arena during the show.
Multiple cease and desist letters have been sent over to The Bullet Club since, but it seems that they may have found a way around the legal issues. A picture recently surfaced showing The Bullet Club using their own variation of the Too Sweet gesture, keeping their pinky finger down instead of keeping it up:
What are your thoughts on The Bullet Club modifying their "Too Sweet" hand gesture in order to avoid any legal issues with WWE? Do you think they need to stop using gimmicks from WWE's past? Or does WWE need to lighten up on how strict they're being with things such as gestures? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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