4 Ups & 4 Downs From AEW Dynamite (12 April - Review)

3. Bullet Club Gold?

Jay White

Desperately adding the 'Gold' suffix to this new AEW contingent of Bullet Club is literally one degree away from nWo Silver.

There is not one single solitary soul who could convincingly argue that this is the best version of the stable yet, and this includes its members Jay White and Juice Robinson. There is such a thing as a deluded heel, yes, but this was much, much too far. White and Juice felt like small-time players in their brief backstage segment; much like QTV and the original Mogul Affiliates, this feels like a non-starter immediately.

Jay White Vs. Ricky Starks is an atypically bold Tony Khan move. He's pitting a babyface with serious momentum and upside against a debuting heel with main event credentials. The match itself will be hugely dramatic as a result, but the ancient and irrelevant Bullet Club trappings are weighing it down.


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