There has been increased talk of the Bullet Club ever since Kenny Omega, The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson), ad The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) reunited at AEW New Year's Smash night one.
Tama Tonga has blasted the group for being a "bootleg Bullet Club," noting that the real Bullet Club still exists in New Japan.
New Japan does own the Bullet Club trademark.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio ahead of IMPACT Hard to Kill, Gallows & Anderson commented on the ownership of the trademark.
"They didn't at first, me and Gallows almost got it," said Anderson when asked about the trademark. "We almost got a hold of the trademark, we might not have ever been booked again, but we almost got ahold of it. New Japan did get ahold of it. I don't know if they realized how big it was going to be."
Gallows added, "I'm still the current owner of the Biz Cliz trademark. We searched [Bullet Club] one day and went, 'Holy shit, [NJPW] just got it three weeks ago.'"
Anderson noted, "We tried to get it on a fake trademark site and we lost money. We tried to bootleg it. Now we tried to trademark everything and we're getting bills for $5,000 a week."
Gallows followed up by saying, "Before we got a real trademark lawyer, we tried every carny move we could to trademark it."
While Gallows & Anderson may not have the Bullet Club trademark, AEW recently filed to trademark "Too Sweet."
Current Bullet Club member Tama Tonga doesn't care what Omega, Good Brothers, and Young Bucks go by as long as they don't go by Bullet Club. You can find Tama's full comments on the reunion by clicking here.
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