Tama Tonga Weighs in on the Bullet Club Civil War, Says He Turned Down All In Appearance

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 09/13/18

Tama Tonga spoke with Sports Illustrated for a new interview discussing the current Bullet Club civil war, what he thought of All In and more.

On the current Bullet Club civil war: “You have their side—the ROH side—against the Japan side of me, [Bad Luck] Fale, and [Tanga] Loa. Bullet Club was born in New Japan, but the Young Bucks ain’t signed in New Japan. Cody ain’t signed in New Japan. Brandi ain’t signed with New Japan. From my understanding, a lot of them are becoming free agents at the end of this year. So, let’s see, who really is Bullet Club?”

On Neville: “I know Neville and I’ve followed his work. He’s a phenomenal worker and he’s been here in New Japan before, I watched him in the Super Juniors in 2012. I love his work.”

On what he thought of All In: “All In, they did a great job—but for me, I was offered a role in it and I turned it down. I appreciate them reaching out, but I’m good.”

On recruiting for the Bullet Club: “We are expanding and enlisting. Inside of Japan, outside, everywhere, this is real. I have been given the green light to recruit, and that is not a storyline. That is real. Inside New Japan, America, the U.K., anywhere in Europe, Africa, India. I’m looking for talent.”