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Old 12-14-2017, 09:06 PM
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Gallows is an average worker, but a good talent to have on hand due to his ability to work with almost anyone. Anderson is a better worker, but he isn't so much an AJ Styles. Just the idea of being in Bullet club gets people excited and a lot of North american and WWE fans are complete sheep. A snowball effect turned the signing of two okay and solid hand talent into these borderline fictional great & huge NJPW stars that are coming to WWE with the leader of Bullet club! People were so hyped about this they were planning months of an invasion angle in their heads weeks before AJ even came out at the Rumble.

They're objectively good workers and fall into a niche sense of humor that is often better unfiltered. They work best in an audience actually trying to watch the show and appreciate it as well as one with an equal proportion of women to men. They also had actual time to work a match as it was a wrestling promotion and not kid friendly Jerry Springer. Now cut away good and unique opponents due to the NJPW to WWE in ring talent drop and remove the stable that made them a big deal to begin with. Then take away their time to actually work a good match and throw it in front of an audience who has been conditioned to cheer for silly moments and big moves. They aren't doing anything to throw up on Instagram for all 10 of your followers to see so why bother watching or even giving them the time?

Have them plug some merchandise and tell some forced lines that makes them sound like a 1960's sitcom bully. Alexa Bliss cuts entire promos that I heard on elementary school playgrounds and she's a champion above people who are actually respectable workers. Does it even matter? It's WWE. The pinnacle of pro-wrestling isn't WWE and it really hasn't been for the last couple of years at this point. It's just getting more cool for casual sheep to admit to it now and try and watch something else cause NJPW has some neat things buzzing and they actually cater and respond to overhyped sheep & internet fans.

They tried singing Bad Luck Fale and I believe another member or two with Anderson, Gallows, Nakamura & Styles so they didn't just sign them to get Styles. Styles is 40 and has a few kids as well as a level head. His work opportunities post-wrestling in WWE are far more expansive and he is definitely approaching the point where that's what he wants faster than slower. He would of went no matter what if the deal was good. WWE didn't get everyone they wanted and pretty much just made the Bullet Club even more relevant due to Kenny Omega taking over in Styles's place.

On a more WWE positive note. WWE has so much media that it doesn't even matter if they're on TV or not. These two have been a lot of places and are incredibly laid back guys. A good hand on a house show and great TV filler match guys as well as two people that boost locker room morale quite a bit. Will these guys have more appeal than Bray Wyatt, Cena, Samoa Joe, Strowman, Cesaro, Aj Styles, Finn Balor, A. Black, Seth Rollins, Ambrose, Reigns, Kurt angle, Triple HHH, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, Bludgeon Brothers, Sasha Banks, C. Flair, Bayley, Authors of Pain, Adam Cole, Drew M., Velveteen Dream, Goldust, etc. etc. etc. No. They are bland look wise and their general humor and appeal is niche. They're perfect where they are in WWE and they're being used much more effectively than a company like ROH AND NJPW could ever be capable of doing.

Note: Don't take this that srsly, lol.
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I think you're sleeping on Gallows. Seeing the guy in clips like WWE's Ride Along and hearing stories about him, he seems to have a great natural personality that can translate well given the right booking and character. And yes, his size helps. In the ring, he also moves pretty well and has an intensity about him. Honestly, I see him more as the star than Anderson.

But apparently I'm in the minority. That's fine, I just hope Gallows can prove me right.
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[quote=BestSportsEntertainer;5767299]I think I read somewhere that WWE only signed them so they could get Styles. That makes sense, as Gallows and Anderson haven't done much of anything.[quote]

I would agree with this, and also because it sent a message to NJPW, TNA & Dixie Carter at that time because they were also apparently negotiating with these three guys at the same time.

I see Anderson & Gallows as just another tag-team and I have done for quite some time which is disappointing as these two guys were seen as 'big signings' alongside AJ Styles.
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Another sad example of WWE diluting what could be a much better and money-making gimmick and storylines if used.

By bringing Gallows & Anderson in and then pretty much jobbing them out since their debut they have become a joke and lost almost all credibility.

Cut to right now on Raw and you can only think of TWO tag teams that even remotely seem like competent challengers or tag team champions (Shield and The Bar) and they are beating a dead horse by matching up against each other so many times over the last number of months. It should actually be embarrassing for WWE that fans could look at the so-called Raw Tag Team "Division" and laugh at the lack of credibility the teams have and laugh even harder at the number of tag teams there.


If WWE actually went with "The Club" gimmick for Gallows & Anderson with any amount of care and effort it could AT LEAST mean that G & A would be seen as a credible tag team today and have had at least one tag team title reign.

"The Club" gimmick could have gone a lot of ways, it could have grown as G & A looked for more recruits which could have led to more allegiance and betrayal scenarios along the way as the The Club becomes more of a faction to be reckon with.


But leave it to Vince to do whatever he pleases whether or not it could be great business for him. If he's not into it, it ain't happening.

Just consider the fact that the most popular time for wrestling on TV and in general was the Attitude Era when Vince's company LITERALLY had to do whatever could be best for business because if they didn't they would be done as a company! So Vince's shows only produced its best content when their backs were up against the wall.

Now WWE is too much of Vince's playground with no short-term repercussions for his actions. The company is too big to fail quickly because of short-sighted and selfish reasons for pushing or not pushing certain talent or storylines.

Over the long-term, of course, WWE is and can see a steady decline in popularity but it's not until that decline somehow forces Vince to make DAILY better decisions that those decisions will be made.
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