Cody Rhodes Wanted Hulk Hogan To Join Bullet Club

Hamish Woodward

Bullet Club is one of the most influential groups in wrestling history, helping make wrestlers like Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks huge stars in wrestling.

Since the group was formed by Finn Balor, it has been the most popular faction in wrestling. Bullet Club transcended wrestling, its trademark t-shirt becoming a fashion statement more than a show of fandom.

The stable has featured tens of wrestlers in the black and white, but Cody Rhodes only wanted one WWE legend to join Bullet Club.

Cody Rhodes Wanted Hulk Hogan In Bullet Club

Back in the days of The Elite in Bullet Club, Cody Rhodes was not shy about wanting Hulk Hogan to join the group.

This was before Hogan’s racism scandal, which cost him his job with the WWE and his place in the WWE Hall of Fame (albeit temporarily).

Cody Rhodes joined Bullet Club in 2016, following his release from the WWE. He joined stars like Kenny Omega and Young Bucks, but wanted to add even more wrestlers into the group.

Hulk Hogan revealed how he had spoken to Cody Rhodes in 2018 about joining Bullet Club, and appearing at the All In supershow.

In a 2018 interview with Sports Illustrated, Hulk Hogan revealed he was a huge supporter of Bullet Club and All In.

Hogan then revealed that Cody Rhodes had offered him the chance to do something with Bullet Club.

“They have my support, I’m a huge fan of their work and I’m rooting for them. WWE is the mainstay, they’re here forever, but whenever there is competition in the marketplace, especially with a group of guys like Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega, it just raises the bar with the level of shows and content.”

“I’ve been keeping an eye on the Bullet Club for the last couple years. Cody has talked to me about maybe doing something with Bullet Club, but those guys are on fire on their own.”

Cody Rhodes has long said that Triple H is his favorite wrestler (just like another big star of All Elite Wrestling), but that has not always been the case.

Prior to his scandal, Hulk Hogan was named by Cody as his favorite wrestler, and the man he would love to have in Bullet Club.

Rhodes has claimed that the best match of all time is The Rock vs Hulk Hogan from WrestleMania X8, and that if you disagree, then you simply don’t understand wrestling.

The best match ever is Hogan/Rock. When I ask my friends their all-time favorite, if they say anything else…I can determine they haven’t grasped what wrestling is yet

He also told Talk is Jericho that Hulk Hogan is the greatest in-ring worker of all time, and posted videos of himself singing Hogan’s WCW theme song “American Made”.

Kenny Omega also stated he wanted Hogan in the group, during a live Q&A session alongside the rest of the group. He also stated he wanted CM Punk in the Bullet Club.

“There might be a couple dudes that end up in The Bullet Club. But I’m telling you right now, that’s not [our choice]. Hogan, if that’s still a option, Hogan. The only person that could touch Hogan, in terms of hype factor and somebody contributing, it’s got to be Punk,”

It’s clear that Cody Rhodes dream Bullet Club member would be Hulk Hogan. The group were not shy in letting legends join the group (even Jeff Jarrett joined the group in New Japan).

However, his fellow Elite wrestlers had a better idea. The Young Bucks were very open in wanting to see CM Punk joining Bullet Club, ahead of Hulk Hogan.

Matt Jackson spoke about how he texted Punk, telling him that he would love to work with him if he did return to wrestling (this was before Punk’s 2021 return to wrestling when he signed with AEW).

“I told [CM Punk] whenever you want to come back, please text me.I will somehow make this work out, because I would love to work with Punk, he’s one of my favorites of all time. What a great talker, I think that’s one thing missing on the Indies is guys who can talk,”

Which legend would you like to see join Bullet Club, or The Elite? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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