After the main event of Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)’s Global Wars event in Buffalo, New York last night, members of The Bullet Club held court. Kenny Omega spoke briefly, and then the microphone went to Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks, who recapped the events since BC “invaded” Raw on Sept. 25.
His promo covered the cease and desist letter the act received from WWE over the use of “Too Sweet” and reports Jimmy Jacobs left WWE as a result of posting a picture with Bullet Club from that infamous Monday night to his Instagram. At one point, Matt’s brother Nick interjected to mention WWE’s scheduling of shows on Christmas Day, which prompted a loud “F*** Vince” chant from the crowd.
It was all done within the framework of praising ROH as a promotion where you could do things Vince McMahon’s company would prohibit:
“I want to say how much I love this company Ring of Honor and I’m not just saying that. I love this place for a certain reason. I can do, I can say whatever the hell I want and I’m not going to get a damn cease and desist letter.
I love this company so much, I have the benefit and the freedom to take a selfie with whoever I damn well please.
You think that because you own a billion dollar company that you can take some silly hand gesture away from me? You’re not taking it away from me. You’re taking it from every one of you [pointing at the crowd].”
Omega closed things out by paraphrasing Braveheart, and many “
Too One Sweet”s were shared.
This was after the cameras stopped rolling for the version of the show which was available on the ROH website for their Ringside subscription members, but thanks to Twitter-er’s @dajosc11 and @pizzalinaa (and Pro Wrestling Sheet for editing it into landscape format so we can watch it without getting queasy), there is video:
Given that this wasn’t broadcast, we’ll have to wait and see how or if WWE Legal feels they can or should respond.
But despite (or maybe because of) the fact it seems to annoy roughly half the wrestling audience who is aware this is even a thing, Bullet Club and The Bucks are going to continue to stir this particular pot. It draws attention to them... moving merchandise, selling tickets and generally making them money.
While they may be risking further legal action from WWE, they probably have some legal advisors telling them how far they can go without putting themselves too far out on a limb. And as the Jacobs flap has once again proven, BC is more than happy to add every move by The ‘E to their work.
Definitely not the end...