El Phantasmo immediately knew that when he joined Bullet Club, he would draw comparisons to a former member: Prince Devitt.
Some may recognize Devitt by his current ring name, Finn Balor, wrestling in WWE. Balor was a founding member of Bullet Club, but left to join WWE, where he would eventually win the Universal and Intercontinental Championship. El Phantasmo joined the stable in March 2019 and given some physical resemblance to the former leader of the group, he told NJPW that he knew those comparisons would be brought up.
"Well, I knew straight away that I would get comparisons with Prince Devitt. I’d been wearing light up jackets and shades before NJPW. Plus, we’re both ripped, good looking dudes with a beard and a fresh fade *laughs*. But I went into Dontaku really aware that now I could represent the spirit of what BULLET CLUB means, which is to go and tear s**t up and do whatever the f**k you want," El Phantasmo said.
Bullet Club isn't the only faction in NJPW and El Phantasmo could have picked other stables to join. One particular group that he didn't want to join was CHAOS, which features Kazuchika Okada.
"Of course I’m glad. Look, BULLET CLUB is the single greatest faction in the history of professional wrestling. Look at the members that we have here in NJPW, and the members that were here and are now all over the world. We run everything in this business. I’m absolutely glad that they saw that attitude in me, and decided to give me a shot. I mean, if I went into CHAOS, I would have been just a guy like they all are. I would have been a Robbie Eagles," El Phantasmo said.
The full interview can be read at this link.
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