Karl Anderson Talks Bullet Club, The Comparisons The Group Gets To nWo, His Thoughts On Prince Devitt Going To WWE, More

NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson was recent a guest on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, and the episode features Anderson discussing a number of topics, including New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Bullet Club and their success, comparisons to nWo, his thoughts on Fergal Devitt leaving and much more. You can read a few excerpts below: 

Karl Anderson on Bullet Club Being Compared To nWo:

“First off, we were just doing whatever we wanted to do and to see if we’d get in trouble for it with the front office—which we didn’t,” said Anderson. “We grew up watching…we loved the NWO. Scott Hall—I put over Scott Hall all of the time on Twitter—and he has kind of blessed us to do it… They paved the way for us to do what we’re doing.”

Anderson on if he thought Fergal Devitt (Finn Balor) leaving NJPW for WWE would hurt Bullet Club’s popularity:

“People have asked me about that before and and I wasn’t worried…” he said. “I knew AJ was coming in and right before Ferg (Devitt) had left, they’d just made us those sweet shirts with the black and white and the bones and those things were selling like crazy. I think those might have gotten us over more than anything in Japan because it was just a cool-ass t-shirt… But I wasn’t panicked when Ferg was leaving. I think he’s one of the best wrestlers in the world. He’s one of my best friends. He’s awesome. But I knew we’d be fine.”

Anderson on some wrestlers saying they wouldn’t go to WWE:

“If anybody says they don’t want to go to WWE, they’re probably lying.”

You can listen to the entire episode of the Sam Roberts podcast at this link.