Bullet Club Adds First Australian Member

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Photo: MCW

At Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW)’s November Rain event, which saw a card featuring NJPW talent including IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada and Bullet Club “Underboss” Bad Luck Fale, the biggest news out of the evening was Bullet Club adding it’s first Australian member, in the form of “Mr. Juicy” Gino Gambino. Gambino asked Fale to help him in his battle against new tag team Helter Skelter (Ali and Jake Andrewartha), managed by Julian James. Fale had previously tagged with Juicy at MCW’s New Horizons event this past August.

Photo: MCW

Bad Luck Fale is no stranger to the Australasian wrestling scene – he grew up in New Zealand where he was a rugby union player, before being offered a rugby scholarship in Japan (which lead to his NJPW training). Although he started his wrestling career with NJPW, he has also appeared for New Zealand’s Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW). Bad Luck Fale made the official invitation today and Juicy gladly (if shockingly) accepted.

With The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) doing most of the recruiting lately, with Cody Rhodes, Marty Scurll, Adam Cole and “Hangman” Adam Page all Elite recruits, this marks the first new member added from the Japan chapter since they brought in a third Tonga brother in Leo Tonga in September. With a brewing Twitter feud starting between original Bullet Club members Fale and Tama Tonga over the ego driven antics of The Elite, Fale could be looking to stock his Bullet Club side with soldiers for a potential global civil war between sides of the Bullet Club. Mr. Juicy is one of the most popular wrestlers in MCW and Australia, and is former MCW Heavyweight, Intercommonwealth and Tag Team Champion.

This now brings Bullet Club’s membership up to thirteen (13) members, and third new member of 2017, and it’s largest formation yet.

Current Bullet Club

  • Bad Luck Fale (2013 to present)
  • Tama Tonga (2013 to present)
  • The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson, 2013 to present)
  • Kenny Omega (2014 to present)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2014 to present)
  • Chase Owens (2015 to present)
  • Tanga Loa (2016 to present)
  • “Hangman” Adam Page (2016 to present)
  • Cody Rhodes (2016 to present)
  • Marty Scurll (2017 to present)
  • Leo Tonga (2017 to present)
  • ‘Mr. Juicy’ Gino Gambino (2017 to present)

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    • He was a part of NJPW’s show in Australia as a formal member of Bullet Club, so if NJPW approves it, then so do we.

      • Where is the proof NJPW approved it? The shows in Australia were co-promoted by Australian promotions, who were behind the stunt. Where is Gambino’s activity in the Bullet Club outside of this? He was at Wrestle Kingdom 12 and not acknowledged as a member. PWInsider and Wrestling Observer aren’t reporting this news so there is a serious question mark over it’s accuracy. Also there is a video Being the Elite that shows Gambino not wearing the Bullet Club T-Shirt when everyone else is. He’s not being treating like a member. Are your sources reliable? You need to double and triple check them, and that means going through New Japan itself over there in Japan and not through a tour that had Australian promotions all over it.

        • Why would NJPW put him in a Bullet Club match on a NJPW sanctioned show with a Bullet Club shirt on? If NJPW DIDN’T approve it, they would have said no to the idea and put him in another match. NJPW had full creative control of the shows. They would nix ANYTHING that they didn’t approve of for not meeting canon. While he’s not a full fledged member, he’s clearly considered the Australian rep for the Club. Gambino was in the BC locker room during that BTE episode for the “Club meeting”. Bad Luck Fale confirmed it, not only in the ring, but on his Twitter. If it was just a “regional thing”, Fale wouldn’t have promoted it like he did after. It’s clearly a business move with NJPW looking to tour Australia with regularity.

          • If he’s not a full member then you should state that in your article. Twitter is not reliable. It requires proper confirmation. Do not assume as that is bad journalism.

          • I would say that BTE, Bad Luck Fale’s Official Twitter, Gambino’s Official Twitter and being authorized by NJPW at a NJPW sanctioned show is proper confirmation.

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