That’s one way to go. We seem to be at the start of a new era in AEW and that is a rather interesting sign. There are so many changes taking place at the moment but the big story continues to be the main event. Kenny Omega seems to be leading the AEW version of the Bullet Club and that could go in a lot of rather interesting ways. It turns out that we have seen something that was over a year in the making.
Last week’s edition of Dynamite ended with Omega retaining the AEW World Title and the Good Brothers from Impact Wrestling showing up. The Young Bucks arrived as well and all five of them posed in the ring with the Bullet Club Too Sweet hand signal. This was presented as one of the biggest things that AEW has ever done and it turns out that it was nearly something that went down a long time ago.
During the most recent edition of Being The Elite, Matt Jackson revealed that the ending last week’s Dynamite was the original planned ending for the first episode. The Good Brothers had been planned for the first show but signed with WWE instead, leaving the ending on the shelf. AJ Styles had also been a possibility for the angle, but instead the first show ended with Jake Hager debuting and Chris Jericho knocking Cody Rhodes out with the Judas Effect.
It was a big show no matter what. Check out Being The Elite:
Opinion: I’m glad they waited on this as just running out the bosses and their friends to start the first episode would not have been exactly thrilling stuff. That being said, I’m not thrilled with the idea of trying to recreate something from another promotion in another country. It’s true that the Bullet Club was/is a big deal in New Japan, but if you don’t watch that company or haven’t heard of the stable, what you saw didn’t have the biggest impact. They can fix it later, but for now it’s just kind of out there.
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