It’s something many fans have been eagerly awaiting for a while now and finally it seems to be happening, a tip of the hat to the Bullet Club within the realms of WWE. Yes it was sort of done before with AJ Styles and Gallows and Anderson, but now we’re getting the version that we wanted all along. That version is the one with Raw’s resident Good Brothers once again, but this time with their good friend Finn Balor leading the charge. It began on Raw last week when the trio teamed up and defeated Elias and The Miztourage, and this week the aptly named Balor Club really picked up some momentum as they picked up a win over Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan. Speaking of which, here are five reasons why the introduction of the Balor Club in WWE is better than the recent reunion of The Shield.
5. It’s Completely New To WWE
Hardcore fans will know that the trio of Finn Balor, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows is nothing new to the world of professional wrestling. All three men have worked together before in Japan as members of the Bullet Club. In fact Balor is one of the famous faction’s former leaders. As is the case with pretty much everything though, in the eyes of Vince McMahon if it didn’t happen in WWE then it didn’t happen at all. With that thinking in mind, it’s almost as if this is a brand new faction that most fans already know is definitely going to gel and work, whereas with The Shield we’ve seen it all before in WWE.
4. Their Long History Together
If you’ve seen the recent episode of Table For Three with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose, then you might have been left wondering how exactly these three guys ever made a believable group of three on screen and in the ring. The trio all seemed like very different people. Perhaps when they were thrown together in NXT they were all a lot more similar and they have changed over the past few years. The three men pictured above however are not that. They have been real life friends for ten years or more as they have traveled and wrestled across the world and that will only contribute to their in-ring chemistry.
3. They (Hopefully) Won’t Need Any Substitutes
The long awaited come back of The Shield has been continually derailed somewhat because of things that, in all fairness, are out of their hands. In the build to the trio’s first match back together at TLC, Roman Reigns was sidelined with injury and had to be replaced by Kurt Angle. Then shortly after all three men were fit and healthy again Dean Ambrose suffered an injury that looks to have sidelined him for as long as nine months. Even though The Hounds of Justice have reunited it just hasn’t felt right because of all this stopping and starting. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen with Balor Club because the idea would likely be scrapped rather than WWE finding someone who could fill in for an absentee.
2. All Three Men Need This
For a while Balor, Anderson and Gallows have been treading water in WWE, and in all honesty, it has been an absolute travesty. All three of these men have a wealth of experience from wrestling around the world and putting them in nothing angles with little to do is such a waste. They needed to be put together so that they have meaning on Raw. Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns have all built successful singles careers for themselves since The Shield’s break-up, and although it got fans excited, a reunion wasn’t needed. Let’s not beat around the bush, the only real reason for it was a thinly veiled attempt by WWE to get more people cheering Reigns and it has worked, sort of.
1. They Will Make A Great Heel Faction
What exactly WWE has planned for Balor Club is still unclear, and in all fairness it is still early days for the newly reformed faction. Early indications would suggest that the three guys are going to be heels. After defeating Reigns, Rollins and Jordan this past Monday night, their opponents were attacked by The Miz and his Miztourage. Rather than help out, Balor and his new cronies turned tail and went back to the locker room. Evidently they thought whatever was going on in the ring was none of their business whereas before Balor would have probably helped out. While WWE could try and turn The Shield heel, at this point they are too well loved by the crowd that it simply wouldn’t work.
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