On January 19th at PWA Black Label: ‘Lock, Stock and Too Sweet Barrels,’ the Bullet Club's Bad Luck Fale and Gino ‘Mr Juicy’ Gambino will compete in a tag team contest. While PWA management is yet to announce who their opponents will be, it is only natural for us to speculate over the possible clashes that could occur.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA SQUAD (SMS)
The eccentric trio of Unsocial Jordan, SnapChad and FaceBrooke may not seem like the biggest threats to the monstrous Bullet Club based on their lively and vibrant personalities, but their efforts inside the ring say otherwise. Unsocial Jordan boasts an 18-month PWA Tag Team Championship reign with former partner InstaGraham. FaceBrooke and Snapchad are both within their first year on the PWA roster and have quickly displayed their ability to compete both individually and as a team. With multiple competitive matches against the 4 Nations and a decisive victory over Juan Direction in 2017, SMS have used exceptional teamwork to compete against teams of all sizes and styles. Adding to the mix is the recent unpredictability of Unsocial Jordan, unable to control his temper on several occasions, providing the stable with an aggressive side they have possibly been lacking. It would certainly be interesting to see if the technical experience can overcome sheer power.
2. THE VELOCITIES
The new energetic tandem of Paris De Silva and Jude ‘The Dude’ London introduced PWA audiences to a fast-paced, high flying style in 2017. After impressive showings against the 4 Nations and Juan Direction, Paris and Jude have put the tag division on notice that they are not to be taken lightly. The towering size and power of Bad Luck Fale and Gambino may place doubt in one’s mind about The VeloCities’ chances, however, their speed and aerial prowess give them an edge that the Bullet Club cannot match. You can't pin what you can't catch as the saying goes (well kind of), so the question remains whether VeloCities speed is enough to avoid getting caught by the Bullet Club.
3. THE FOUR NATIONS
In any combination, the unstoppable force that is the 4 Nations cannot be denied. Mick Moretti, Madison Eagles, Jack Bonza, Jessica Troy and Adam Hoffman have dominated the Australian wrestling scene since forming in 2014, boasting an extensive list of accomplishments since forming that include the PWA Heavyweight Championship, two PWA Tag Team Championships and a PWWA Championship reign.
Comparatively, the Nations come closest to matching the Bullet Club's size and numbers, and hold a wealth of experience as a team that Fale and Juicy do not possess. With the Nations at his side Jack Bonza previously defeated Juicy in PWA, but now with the Bullet Club backing Gambino, it would be interesting to see if the results are the same. We're not saying you can expect to see any extra members of The Bullet Club...but if history tells us anything, one can never predict who will show up when needed.
4. THE CHOC BLOCKERS
Current PWA Tag Team Champions Big Fudge and Shazza McKenzie have proven their heart and technical prowess over the last year, ending SMS’s 18 month reign in April at the Rooty Hill RSL. The Choc Blockers supremacy does not stop in the tag division, with McKenzie currently dominating the women’s division holding both the PWWA Championship and Heart of Shimmer Championship. Big Fudge, on the other hand, is yet to score a pinfall victory but has held his own against the likes of Robbie Eagles and Mat Rogers. Shazza and Fudge may not look physically intimidating to ‘The Underboss’ and Gambino, but their victories over PWA's top teams, including the 4 Nations, prove they could be a much greater challenge for the Bullet Club than the tale of the tape would have you believe.
5. AUSSIE OPEN
Okay, we know this one is a bit of a stretch, BUT, the prospect of England-based homegrown talents Aussie Open challenging the Bullet Club is too exciting not to talk about.
Throughout 2017, former PWA Heavyweight Champion Mark Davis and Pro Wrestling Academy alumni Kyle Fletcher have taken the British wrestling scene by storm, facing one another in multiple high-quality bouts before uniting to dominate in companies such as PROGRESS, Lucha Forever, and ATTACK! Pro, where they became tag team champions after a few short months as a duo. The pair’s hard-hitting and high-risk offence has allowed them to hold their own against many world-class talents. While Fale and Juicy would attempt to overpower the Aussie’s, Fletcher and Davis’ refined and coordinated double team repertoire would threaten the newly formed pairing and could gain a huge victory on the hottest faction in professional wrestling. One can only hope that this is a bout that comes to fruition somewhere down the road.
Regardless of who ends up facing the Bullet Club, you're in for a treat with the wealth of talent in PWA's tag team division. Get your tickets below to ensure you don't miss out on the arrival of the Bullet Club in Sydney.