WWE has a lot of angles going on that might be inspired by acts from other companies. When AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Mia Yim joined forces as the OC, those in NJPW were paying attention.

While speaking to Fightful Select, Clark Connors called out Bullet Club Gold in big way. He didn’t like how Jay White and Juice Robinson were using the Bullet Club name to get attention.

Clark Connors went on to also criticize The Elite, noting that they were the people that ruined Bullet Club. That was quite a hot take, for sure. He also made mention to the OC in WWE.

“It’s great that people want to keep using our branding, even the OC, they want to use our branding. That’s great, and good for them, but they’re not the real Bullet Club. The Elite, whatever they think of us, the Bullet Club in my opinion, truthfully, they ruined the Bullet Club. Those guys made it into something that was cool for a bunch of otaku nerds and gets them involved and gets them excited, but realistically, that’s not what the Bullet Club is. It’s not going home and playing video games after work, you know? It’s not being friends with all the Japanese audience after the fact. No, it’s going out and kicking ass, dude, doing what you want. I’m happy they’re not around because we got the real Bullet Club in New Japan, the War Dogs.”


WWE never faced any legal recourse, because the OC was so different. It was also very apparent who they are talking about when they say “Original Club.” Only time will tell if they ever directly address this.

The OC is still rocking and rolling, and things are back on track after AJ Styles returned to action from that pesky ankle injury. The fact that Clark Connors has an issue with their faction name likely won’t make them lose any sleep either.

What’s your take on the OC in WWE? Did they rip off The Bullet Club too much? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

Felix Upton

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