Video: AJ Styles hits 'Too Sweet' gesture with WWE referee


After picking up a tremendous amount of popularity in the 90s, the 'Too Sweet' gesture has been making a bit of a comeback in recent years in the world of professional wrestling.

The gesture was made famous by the NWO in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) back in the 90s. Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash were the three original NWO members who made the gesture famous, and soon after their disbandment following the purchase of WCW by Vince McMahon, it was laid to rest for good. For years the gesture has rarely been used on WWE TV, but one group has decided to bring it back as of late - only there's one problem - they're not in WWE.

Across the pond in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) lives, arguably, the most popular faction in professional wrestling today, The Bullet Club. The Club is made up of huge names such as The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, and more.

For the past few months The Club has been bringing back the 'Too Sweet' gesture, along with many other WWE Attitude Era gestures such as the DX Crotch Chop. WWE seemed to have enough of that and sent a cease and desist letter to the group for using gestures that they own.

They are now no longer allowed to use it again without facing a legal penalty. One former member of The Bullet Club who is allowed to use the 'Too Sweet' gesture, however, is none other than former WWE Champion AJ Styles.

Following last night's (Tues. October 3, 2017) SmackDown Live a dark match took place between Styles, teaming up with Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura, to take on Rusev, Baron Corbin, and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.

During the match Styles went up to the referee and gestured the 'Too Sweet' sign, to which the referee responded and the WWE Universe absolutely loved it. Check it out here:

What are your thoughts on Styles hitting the 'Too Sweet' gesture during his dark match after SmackDown Live? Was this a subtle shot at The Bullet Club and The Young Bucks because of their recent back-and-forth with the company? Or was this Styles paying a bit of respect to his former Bullet Club brothers? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

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