Vince McMahon had eyes on The Bullet Club faction which gained prominence during the early months of 2013. It was founded in NJPW by Finn Balor and the group gained huge success over the years. While Vince managed to sign some of the top names of the faction, he also missed out on some.
Matt Hardy reveals interesting Vince McMahon story
While speaking on “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy Podcast,” Matt Hardy revealed how Vince McMahon reacted to always seeing fans wearing Bully Club t-shirts during WWE shows. It turns out Mr. McMahon was not aware of the faction until he was informed about it. He had said that he wanted to sign all the members of the ‘Club.’ Here is what Matt Hardy recalled:
“When this Bullet Club phenomenon was happening, and they were selling all this merch, I mean, obviously, it was on Vince’s radar,” Hardy said. “There was one point where Vince said, ‘All these shirts, they keep showing up at our shows, these Bullet Club shirts, who are these people? Who are these people? Where are they from?’ ‘It’s this real hot act. They’re from New Japan; sometimes they come over and do Ring of Honor stuff,’ and Vince said, ‘I want them. I want them all.’”… He got a lot of the Bullet Club, but he didn’t get them all.”
Vince McMahon managed to get Adam Cole, AJ Styles, Finn Balor, The Good Brothers, but he was never able to get the remaining members such as Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and more. Styles and Balor remain to be a part of WWE, while the others who had signed with WWE, recently departed and joined AEW.