Marty Scurll Joined The Bullet Club In Dramatic Fashion Last Night

As if blogging WWE wasn’t niche enough, here I am on a Saturday to blog Ring Of Honor. If you’re unfamiliar, Ring Of Honor was an indie wrestling promotion that gained traction in the mid 2000s, when it’s roster included the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins, and Samoa Joe. It was bought out by Sinclair Broadcasting in 2011, making it no longer an “indie” although many consider it so, and it’s now the #2 wrestling promotion in America. I’ve been a huge ROH fan since 2009, but there has been a massive decline in my interest to the company despite it’s thriving roster, for a many reasons I won’t get into right now, because that’s not what this blog is about. If you’re interested in my ROH takes, hit me up on Twitter.

The point of this blog is to talk about something the company did right last night at their War Of The Worlds Pay Per View, and that is Marty Scurll’s introduction to the Bullet Club. Not to mansplain again, but the Bullet Club is a heel faction in independent and Japanese wrestling that is pretty much the modern day nWo. By that, I mean it started strong, had one of the most iconic, awesome shirts of all time, then fizzled out and got silly when too many people joined. BUT, because they’re self aware about the nWo likeness in the meta sense and not just the on screen “Too Sweet!” sense, they’ve made it work. Adam Cole is on his way to the WWE after a long journey in ROH, so for his sendoff, “The Villain” Marty Scurll got to look like a million bucks with the help of The Young Bucks (see what I did there? Nice), two of Adam’s best friends. Kenny Omega’s promo was utter brilliance as usual, and starting with the shushing was a sneaky great move after the last on screen promo’s audio failed for the first 10 seconds. Scurll has been the best promo on the independents for a while, and when you pair that with his aesthetic, character, and in-ring prowess, you get the most “ready” for national exposure talent working today.

He’s also got this savage move where he breaks mofos’ fingers.

I don’t want to speak too soon and say this could be a rejuvenation of the Bullet Club and make it back into what it once was, but they’re 2 for 2 on additions in Cody Rhodes and Marty Scurll (and Cody’s introduction was just as cool).

I saw a few people complaining that Cole’s sendoff should have been a happier one for the only 3x World Champion in company history, but I think it was perfect. He was a shitheel for 99% of his time in Ring Of Honor, and like Chris Jericho says, it’s much more memorable to go out kicking and screaming than it is with a proper goodbye. Now we sit and wait for Cole to be in the audience at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.