WWE Royal Rumble 2016: 10 Last Minute Rumours You Need To Know
10. Bullet Club Will Appear
Since the New Japan signings were announced, WWE fans have salivated over the thought of the ultra-popular NJPW stable Bullet Club (comprised of incoming talents AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows and current NXT Champion Finn Balor) in the company, hopefully playing a similar role to the one they did overseas. These rumors have been all but confirmed as both WWE and Finn Balor have used social media to test the waters for a "Balor Club" in the States. Having Balor, Anderson, and Gallows as a unit on the main roster may be happening, but it won't be at the Royal Rumble - or anytime too soon. While Gallows and Anderson are no longer under contract to New Japan, they have agreed to work with the company through February. Currently, the two are the number one contenders to the IWGP Tag Team Titles, and they're scheduled to receive that shot next month. Balor's status as NXT Champion doesn't preclude him from debuting on the main roster, but in order to lead Balor Club, he'd likely need to take on a different persona than the one he's currently using - he'd possibly even need to undergo a heel turn. Balor Club is coming, but not until later in the year.
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