The Bullet Club is not a crew to be messed with. Recent addition Chris Bey appeared to be holding down the fort alone in Impact after Jay White split for other NJPW business. Appearances can be deceiving. It turned out that Bey had a Bullet Club big man watching his back.
George Iceman was dropping scoops in Iceman Intel on the pre-show. He teased an unfamiliar face backstage. That man also happened to be close to 7 feet tall.
Bey was in action against David Finlay on Impact Wrestling. The story was built around a mystery assailant hammering Juice Robinson’s knee. Fingers were pointed toward Bey, since Finlay had beef with Bullet Club leader White. For what it’s worth, Bey denied being behind the attack. A match was made anyway. Bey won via roll-up with his feet on the ropes.
Fast forward to tonight, a rematch was in order. When Bey tried the same sneaky tactic, Robinson hobbled to the ring to lend a helping hand. Finlay capitalized on the distraction to win with a roll-up of his own.
That’s when the 7-foot surprise made his presence felt. Hikuleo entered the ring to pummel FinJuice. As Robinson rallied with punches, Bey used a chair to pick at the injured knee. Hikuleo finished the fisticuffs with a chokeslam. The Bullet Club continued the violence with a teamwork pop-up stomp to injure Robinson’s leg even more.
FinJuice will have a chance at revenge in a tag team bout at Victory Road on September 18.
Hikuleo is the son of Haku. AEW viewers will remember Hikuleo from the IWGP US title match against Lance Archer. The Murderhawk Monster retained on that evening.
Are you pumped for Hikuleo to enter the Impact Zone? What other Bullet Club surprises would you like to see in Impact?