Chris Jericho believes that now The Elite has left the Bullet Club, the iconic faction should change its name.
When it comes to factions and stables in professional wrestling, there is always a lot of chopping and changing. Just like anything in the entertainment business, they need to evolve. Okay, so the nWo went a little overboard with that in the end, but its intentions were good. Any faction worth its salt evolves over time in order to keep fans interested.
The Bullet Club is by far the best modern day example of that. WWE is currently littered with former Bullet Club members and even a couple of its old leaders. AJ Styles, Finn Balor, Adam Cole, all of them and more used to ride with the Bullet Club. In fact, some of the biggest wholesale changes to the faction happened in 2018.
Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and even a few others distanced themselves from Bullet Club. The faction now looks completely different than it did just a year ago. With that in mind, Chris Jericho is of the belief that the Bullet Club name should now be left in the past. The now-former IWGP Intercontinental Champion gave his controversial opinion during a recent episode of Talk Is Jericho.
"Now that they are gone, it seems like they should want to change it to something else," Jericho said to his guest Fumi Saito, a Japanese wrestling journalist. By they, he of course means The Elite. Many fans relate that group to the Bullet Club and vice versa. In fact, there are likely casual fans who assume that group is still the Bullet Club. With that in mind, maybe it is time to move on.
Whenever something as radical as this is suggested, it is bound to be met with a fair bit of fan backlash. Over the past few years, the Bullet Club has become the biggest entity in wrestling outside of anything owned by WWE. The reason Hot Topic started selling Bullet Club merchandise is because of how many fans were wearing it over WrestleMania weekend. That being said, just because Bullet Club might not exist, it doesn't mean the merch has to stop being sold. Look no further than the nWo for proof of that.