NJPW and ROH star Matt Taven has said that the Bullet Club is similar to McDonald's and that he's seen plenty of guys jump on the group's bandwagon.
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, The Kingdom member said how he gives respect to the Young Bucks for being pioneers of the movement.
He said: "I give the Young Bucks all the respect in the world; I think that they were really the first ones to really say ‘we don’t need the big machine behind us. We can do this on our own.’ That really helps the business as a whole; it helps all of us."
Taven was critical of Bullet Club member Cody, saying that the former WWE star didn't need to use the club as a part of his independent run.
"A jellyfish with no backbone."
"If you don’t have the balls to come here and say ‘I can stand on my own and make a name for myself’, especially if you’re someone like Cody, coming off the history that he has and the career that he had before that, I find that hard to respect," Taven said.
He was also critical of the development of the Bullet Club, from being a small group, to one that covers various promotions across the world.
He said: "It came off originally as something that was cool, organic, real, and now it comes off like it’s something like the McDonald’s of pro wrestling. You throw the new ‘quarter pounder’ on the menu and here’s Cody Rhodes’ new Bullet Club inspired t-shirt."