NJPW superstar and Bullet Club OG Tama Tonga spoke with the promotion about Kenny Omega’s time as Bullet Club leader, as well as how the current leader Jay White is handling that role. Highlights can be found below.
On Kenny Omega:
When we knew that Kenny was going to be leading the group, I was behind that. I’m a big picture thinker, I’m always thinking about what would be best for the group as a whole, and so I was absolutely fine with Kenny taking charge, but… I kind of started to see it when you saw him do more stuff popping up with the Elite here and there, but I was just trying to be supportive. Yeah, until there was a moment when I really saw what was happening, and you saw what happened then. It just felt like the Elite group was building something on their own. We were here in Japan on every single tour doing what we had to do, and they were going rogue, and just doing whatever the hell they wanted to do. Enough was enough.
How Jay White is handling the Bullet Club:
At first, I wasn’t sure. Not right away. I will make do, and adapt with every situation. So when Jay came in, I thought ‘OK, let’s make it work, let’s see’, but I didn’t know yet how good he’d be as a frontman.