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WWE's battle with top indie stars continues to get ugly

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The issues between The Bullet Club (more so The Young Bucks) and the WWE continue to be a nuisance to the professional wrestling world.

Currently the biggest stars on the independent circuit, arguably, are tag team extraordinaires The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson). The Bucks have been competing since 2001 and began doing work for High Risk Wrestling in 2004. In 2007 The Young Bucks also began working for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) before a brief stint at Dragon Gate as well.

The brothers also did work for Chikara before becoming mega-stars at Ring Of Honor (ROH), which opened up doors for them to work at Dragon Gate USA, Global Force Wrestling (GFW) (formerly known as TNA and Impact Wrestling), and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).

They possess Tag Team Titles from nearly every promotion they have worked for and are one of the biggest indie stars that WWE fans would like to see make their way to the world of WWE. After recent actions between both sides, however, that may not be happening anytime soon.

Over the past few months WWE has sent over cease and desist letters to The Young Bucks for the use of multiple WWE-owned gestures and taunts such as the Crotch Chop used by DX and the Too Sweet gesture used by the N.W.O.

They made things worse this past Monday by recreating the DX Invasion on WCW angle at RAW. The Bullet Club were outside RAW in Ontario, California after doing a signing near the area. They did the segment for their "Being The Elite" YouTube series. 

Their whole purpose for doing the invasion angle was to demand Cody Rhodes last name, "Rhodes" back from WWE who owns the name. They also claimed they were coming to get their friends and former fellow Bullet Club members Finn Balor, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows. 

Everything that happened was very much enjoyed by professional wrestling fans, as it brought back a sense of the beloved attitude era from nearly 20 years ago.

What are your thoughts on the legal issues between WWE and The Bullet Club? Is The Bullet Club taking things too far with their use of gestures from WWE's past? Should WWE lay off and accept the good publicity? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

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