This week’s episode Monday Night Raw was newsworthy, to say the least.
Not only was the show taped, which led to spoilers getting leaked online, but we saw Samoa Joe battle Finn Balor in a singles match, Asuka crush an enhancement talent, Braun Strowman toss around WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, but we also saw a title change occur on the show.
Sheamus and Cesaro defeated Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions in the main event of Monday’s episode of Raw in Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena on the USA Network.
The finish of the match saw The New Day interfere and walked through the crowd ripping on Raw while mocking The Shield's entrance.
This led to the Raw roster coming out and chased New Day away. This allowed Sheamus to hit Rollins with the Brogue Kick to win the match for his team.
The WWE Universe caught a group of interesting superstars leading the Raw roster to the ring. Those talents were Balor, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson, as seen below.
WWE desperately want to see these stars comeback as a group. If you recall, Bray Wyatt was replaced by AJ Styles, who faced Finn Balor, at the recent TLC PPV (pay-per-view) event at the Target Center in Minnesota, Minneapolis on the WWE Network. Keep in WWE creative team learned about Wyatt not being able to wrestle late in the week and came up with a plethora of replacement options.
Ryan Satin reported on an episode of Pro Wrestling Sheet Radio that once Wyatt went down, WWE creative team was pitching ideas for Balor at the event.
One of the ideas was for Balor to team up with Gallows, Anderson, and Styles in an Eight-Man Tag Team match. However, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was against the idea despite the fact that he knows how popular The Bullet Club is in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The group was formed in May 2013 when Balor, known as Prince Devitt at the time, turned on his partner Ryusuke Taguchi and came together with Anderson and Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga. Before the end of the year, the stable was also joined by The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and Doc Gallows.
The stable marked a major turning point for the career of Balor who began his ascent out of the junior heavyweight division and into the IWGP Heavyweight Championship picture. Moving along to April of 2014, Balor left NJPW for WWE and was replaced in Bullet Club by AJ Styles, who then left NJPW for WWE in 2016.
The stable continued adding members, most notably Canadian Kenny Omega, who took over its leadership. Styles, Gallows, and Anderson have appeared in WWE as "The Club" in reference to the group.
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