Tama Tonga says the Firing Squad incident was years in the making.
Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega seemingly reconciled at the NJPW G1 Special but only after Omega and other Bullet Club members were attacked by their stablemates Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and their father Haku. The new faction within Bullet Club is called the Firing Squad.
“This has been a long time coming. Kenny Omega started a subgroup, ‘The Elite,’ within Bullet Club. No one is the head of Bullet Club, no one ever has been, and we had a self-proclaimed leader focusing on his own ‘Super Kliq’ or whatever else nerd ass name it’s called. This war was sparked the moment ‘The Elite’ was formed," said Tonga.
When Bullet Club had Finn Balor and AJ Styles within the ranks, Tonga said they were taught certain ideals and the club was not as braggadocios as with Rhodes and Omega. He also blamed Omega and Rhodes for their selfish behavior lately by dividing the club during their feud.
“The ones putting in the work day in and day out in Japan, we were cast away. We tried, over time, to give them the benefit of the doubt, but it kept getting worse. The ideals of Bullet Club working together, being a team, and watching each other’s backs was no longer what we stood for. We were a divided club. It was just too much to ignore,” said Tonga.
Bad Luck Fale approved of the attack and even gave the go ahead according to Tonga.
The full interview is available at SI.com.