AJ Styles and Finn Balor paid tribute to their past on this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. Both men are former leaders of the infamous New Japan Pro Wrestling faction, Bullet Club. With the ninth anniversary of the stable just days away, the two shared a moment in the ring to remember the old times.
Styles took on Damian Priest in a match this week. After the victory, Priest and Edge jumped Styles. Finn Balor ran in to make the save.
As the two men stood tall in the ring, they shared ‘Too Sweet,’ the hand gesture made famous by the nWo and the Kliq in the 90s but later adopted by Bullet Club. It was a simple, harmless Easter egg. WWE decided to cut it out in replays on YouTube.
There has been plenty of buzz about Bullet Club all over wrestling. With AEW set to collaborate with NJPW for the Forbidden Door pay-per-view, the faction will soon be front-and-center in the United States once again. A reunion with Balor and Styles is an impossibility, so they did their best to pay tribute.
WWE didn’t explain or acknowledge the edit. The entire clip of AJ being saved by Balor is available on YouTube, except for that moment. The cut has confused a lot of fans who were happy to see the exchange.
Ultimately, WWE likely just doesn’t want to give buzz to competing organizations who have a big event coming up. The ‘Too Sweet’ was simply a small acknowledgment of what AJ and Finn went through to get to where they are today. Many Bullet Club fans are bummed out by the omission.
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