Karl Anderson on Bullet Club’s Influence on Wrestling, Possible Singles Run

Karl Anderson on Bullet Club’s Influence on Wrestling, Possible Singles Run

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Karl Anderson spoke to Sports Illustrated for a new interview in which he spoke about a wide variety of topics. Here are the highlights:

The Lifespan of the Bullet Club:

“Every time someone has talked about Bullet Club or starts saying Bullet Club is dead, or if there are too many members, something else cool happens. It just stays warm. If you look at the totality of wrestling, there are a lot of great factions. I look at it this way: I grew up with the four horsemen. I like the four horsemen. There are the Four Horsemen, the NWO, Degeneration X and the Bullet Club. Of course there are other big factions, and I’m not kidding anyone. But look at all the guys who have gone through the Bullet Club, where they are now, and how they are still showing their Bullet Club roots in AEW, WWE and Impact. Bullet Club has been revived in New Japan Pro-Wrestling with Jay White becoming a huge star. Now he will always be associated with the Bullet Club. [Kevin] Nash and [Scott] Hall passed us the Too Sweet, which fully legitimized us. Then Shawn Michaels and Triple H throw the Kliq sign at us in the Manhattan Center on Monday Night Raw [in 2018], that was another big moment. It’s all because of what we’ve done in Japan. It’s pretty crazy to think back to 2013. We couldn’t imagine where this would go.”

The possibility of an extended single demolition:

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“People mostly look at Anderson and Gallows, or Gallows and Anderson, and I like tag team wrestling, but I do want a singles run. I came into my own during the G1 in 2011 when I started learning from Tanahashi and Shinsuke [Nakamura]. I wanted to build the kind of matches they were making, and that’s when I started doing that. I definitely want an extended singles demolition in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. I pushed for one in Impact, but the timing just didn’t work. I like singles matches. It’s another way of showing people what I can do. I fucking love it.”

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