Tama Tonga recently talked about how he considered leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling when AJ Styles left. Now, we know how he felt about Kenny Omega as the leader of Bullet Club.
Omega took over Bullet Club in 2016 and Tonga was behind the idea. Of course things changed when he felt The Elite was going rogue from the Japan-based Bullet Club. Here is the quote from his interview with njpw1972.com:
“When we knew that Kenny was going to be leading the group, I was behind that. I’m a big picture thinker, I’m always thinking about what would be best for the group as a whole, and so I was absolutely fine with Kenny taking charge, but… I kind of started to see it when you saw him do more stuff popping up with the Elite here and there, but I was just trying to be supportive. Yeah, until there was a moment when I really saw what was happening, and you saw what happened then. It just felt like the Elite group was building something on their own. We were here in Japan on every single tour doing what we had to do, and they were going rogue, and just doing whatever the hell they wanted to do. Enough was enough.”
Tonga also commented on what he thought about Jay White taking over the faction.
“At first, I wasn’t sure. Not right away. I will make do, and adapt with every situation. So when Jay came in, I thought ‘OK, let’s make it work, let’s see’, but I didn’t know yet how good he’d be as a frontman.”
Tama Tonga was one of the four founding members of Bullet Club dating back to 2013.
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