Jay White responds to current Bullet Club criticism – Miro lists key differences between AEW and WWE


The Bullet Club faction was formed in May 2013. The founding members were Finn Bálor, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, and Bad Luck Fale. Of course, the faction would go through many overhauls and bosses. Former members include: AJ Styles, Kenny Omega, Adam Cole, The Young Bucks, Hangman Page, Cody Rhodes, Doc Gallows, Frankie Kazarian, Jeff Jarrett, King Haku, Scott D’Amore, actor Stephen Amell (star of the hit series, heels) and so many others that I have omitted to mention for brevity and not out of willful negligence and disrespect.

via NJPW/YouTube

Jay White is its current leader, and he’s been busy doing it. Not only has he appeared on Impact Wrestling quite often in recent memory, while doing his duty to NJPW, where the faction originated, but he’s also made appearances on AEW recently, aligning himself with the former member, Adam Cole.

The Young Bucks seem a bit apprehensive about his sudden appearance, and we all have to see where that goes, but that just adds to the mystery of Adam Cole, and what his true intentions are.

Recently, Jay White spoke to the Loud Style Podcast, and he addressed some of the fan concerns that the Bullet Club of yore was suddenly a bit outdated, and what he’s doing to rejuvenate the faction. Here is part of what he said:

“I guess what I’m doing is really trying to rejuvenate Bullet Club in the way that I really see it… You know, people can sometimes – whether they think Bullet Club is getting stale or not; especially since I’ve been away from Japan, with guys like EVIL and House of Torture trying to say they’re still Bullet Club. You know, Bullet Club goes like this (signals down), so I arranged to go to Impactat Strong New Japanto AEW, just to prove that Bullet Club success has to run through me…

Like Cole said, he said to them the other night, I think, ‘Hey, if you need a hand, Jay White’s here.’ … That’s what I brought, that’s what I was brought for. I felt like the Bucks might have had a bit of a hand recently. So, I said to myself that I would come and reach out to them…”

via Jay White on the Loud Style Podcast / Fight Inc. (Transcript)

So in the end, it’s not like he disagreed with the fans at all, but that’s what made him go to Impact and now AEW. In truth, Bullet Club has seen a resurgence in interest among more casual fans. Die-hard Bullet Club fans never lost interest, but the casual fan is paying attention again, and that can be attributed to White’s appearance on both Impact and now AEW.

Miro lists the differences between AEW and WWE

Miro spent dominant years of his career not only now in AEW, but also in WWE as Rusev. He had many feuds and matches on this platform and against the likes of John Cena, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential artists to ever wrestle in a WWE ring.

If anyone knew the differences between the two companies over the past decade, Miro would definitely be the one to ask. He spoke on The Kurt Angle Show and it turns out he had a lot to say on the subject:

“Big differences, first, creation… There are no writers; we just have Tony writing some stuff. But on a day-to-day basis, you’re pretty much responsible for your own writing. If you have a promo, yes Tony may have a suggestion, but usually it’s going to be on you and what do you mean…

Matches, yes, we have producers, agents or coaches as we call them, but they won’t be at every match and they’re not as active as WWE. They’re not going to tell you ‘Oh, they dived in the last game so you can’t do any front dives’, the control level is peer-to-peer…

I had times when Vince was like, ‘Don’t smile, don’t look at people, don’t raise your hand, don’t do that.’ Tony Khan is not going to do that, he is a big wrestling fan and he wants to see good wrestling matches. The styles, you can say the style is very different…

If you look at WWE, you can tell it’s kind of the same pattern, same storyline, same people. While at AEW, we try to be very different from that. Our matches are different, we have a lot more Attitude Era-ish, not with blood and all, but just more Attitude Era. It’s more suitable for adults…

The most important thing is freedom… Also, we don’t travel 300 days in a row, we have one show a week, sometimes two, sometimes three if we have pay per view or whatever. These are only so often and that’s what I love the most. The opportunity for me to rest my body…

I think Tony was also talking about off seasons and all that; he’s just a very different thinker… That old carny vibe, they’re all trying to screw you over when I don’t think Tony is like that. I think Tony is a businessman first, he owns quite a few successful sports businesses and franchises and that’s how he works for it.

– Miro via The Kurt Angle Show /Wrestling Inc. (Transcript)

via The Kurt Angle Show/YouTube

Ultimately they are (WWE and AEW) completely different products, and clearly for Miro and a few others the way business is conducted in AEW is much better and much more conducive to their progression as wrestlers and as as performers. A happy worker is a good worker, that’s clearly AEW’s motto.


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