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KENTA joins Bullet Club, lays out Shibata at NJPW G1 Climax finals


KENTA is the latest member of the Bullet Club, turning his back not only on his tag team partners during the G1 Climax finals but also the person who brought him into NJPW.

The angle happened during a match between KENTA, YOSHI-HASHI and Tomohiro Ishii, who teamed up to take on the Bullet Club team of Bad Luck Fale and the Guerillas of Destiny. KENTA never interacted with the Bullet Club during the match nor was ever tagged in. As Tomohiro Ishii finally went for a tag, KENTA bailed and stood outside the ring as the match continued. After a few minutes, he came back in and laid out Ishii with the running knee, allowing Tama Tonga to pin Ishii.

After the match, Katsuyori Shibata ran in and immediately attacked KENTA to a huge ovation. The rest of the Bullet Club tried to cut him off, but Shibata kept them at bay and set up KENTA for the PK. As Shibata hit the ropes, Jado struck him with a kendo stick. The rest of the Bullet Club regrouped and attacked Shibata with kendo stick shots.

KENTA sat cross-legged on Shibata, his own pose, as he gave the “too sweet” hand gesture of the rest of the Bullet Club. Shibata later left the ring under his own power.