Its been an interesting past few weeks for the WWE and indie wrestling stable, The Bullet Club.
For months The Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, and more) has been utilizing former WWE Attitude Era gestures such as the NWO "Too Sweet" gesture used on World Championship Wrestling (WCW) back in the 90s, and the DX Crotch Chop gesture.
Things got a bit out of control when The Bullet Club 'invaded' RAW (again doing something that was done back in the Attitude Era) by camping outside of the arena and demanding the WWE give former Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes the rights to his 'Rhodes' name.
WWE responded by sending a cease and deist letter to The Bullet Club for their using of the gimmicks. Moving forward they are no longer allowed to use the gestures without having to face legal action.
The Bullet Club may have a response for that of their own, as last night's (Tues. October 3, 2017) episode of SmckDown Live may have given The Bullet Club some means to take legal action against the WWE themselves.
A fan took to Twitter to alert Rhodes that a line from his old theme song, Smoke And Mirrors, was used during a Dolph Ziggler promo on Bobby Roode. Rhodes then responded by saying he just sent a cease and desist letter of his own:
The topic of cease and desist letters has been very popular as of late, so much so that The Young Bucks even created a t-shirt with cease and desist on it that was reportedly the top selling shirt on Pro Wrestling Tees for the month of September.
It should be interesting to see what happens between The Bullet Club and WWE moving forward, and if any of the top Bullet Club members would ever make their way to the WWE.
What are your thoughts on Rhodes threatening legal action against the WWE after Ziggler's recent comments? Do you really think he'd try and take the WWE to the courtroom? Or is he simply making a joke about all the cease and desist letters WWE has sent out to the likes of his fellow Bullet Club members? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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