Marty Scurll recently did an interview with Channel Guide Magazine where talked about him joining Bullet Club, whether he is looking to join WWE, and other wrestling topics. Here are a few highloghts from the interview.
Joining Bullet Club at War of the Worlds and his first impression:
I only knew a few weeks out. It was a natural fit with myself just about to debut for New Japan, and I had been spending a lot of time with the Young Bucks, who are two of my best friends in the business. I was nervous, but I also love new challenges. My mindset was how can I add to this group? How can I make it better? Rather than what can it do for me. I loved the angle we did for it. That was all down to myself, the Bucks and Kenny. We came up with it all. I wish every PPV we do could end on an amazing cliffhanger. We made Bullet Club the number one trend in the world for a short period. That’s bad ass. That’s what every PPV should aim to do.
Travelling with the members of Bullet Club and how it’s like being a part of a world famous group:
One thing I will say is joining Bullet Club really helped rise my stock. I’m seen on a world platform now. It’s unlikely I would have got the Hot Topic deal without Bullet Club. BC is about as mainstream as it gets as far as wrestling goes. Bullet Club I see now is completely different to the original. That was a serious group of bad ass heels. The BC now, with myself, Cody, Kenny [Omega], Bucks, [Hangman] Page, it’s much more extravert. It’s a real collection of larger-than-life characters. We’re more like a group of Freddie Mercury’s. Diehard wrestling fans will always say, “the original is best,” but BC is bigger than it has ever been right now. We’re in Tekken. We’re the best-selling shirts in Hot Topic. We have a hit YouTube show (Being the Elite). Last time I checked, 42 of the 60 best selling items on Pro Wrestling Tees were Bullet Club members or BC related. The Bucks especially have been really great business mentors to me. The group inspires me to be better. Look at Kenny, he’s the best on this planet right now. Look at Cody, he’s on this amazing run, and its damn cool to watch. We all want to be the best. We can even compete with each other. We want to increase business everywhere we go. We want to make wrestling fun.
About his long term plans and whether he would be allowed creative freedom if he joins WWE:
Right now, I love what I’m doing. I want to conquer ROH and New Japan. I want to continue to push the boundaries and break the mold of what a wrestler without the machine behind them can do. There’s a group of us like minded in that sense, the Bucks, Kenny, Cody, Page etc. In terms of “The Villain” and WWE, I’m pretty sure if they saw opportunity in me to make money, I’m sure they’d let me have a lot of creative freedom. But who knows if they do. I do see a lot of Villain shirts on their programming though. I would love to pick the brain of Vince McMahon. “The Villain” and the “Evil Genius” discussing the business over a steak dinner sounds divine.
You can check out the full interview here.