Report: Original Idea For Blackpool Combat Club Revealed

The Blackpool Combat Club’s original purpose reportedly revealed

With William Regal seemingly on his way out of AEW, it seems that the end is night for the Blackpool Combat Club, with the team of Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, and Wheeler Yuta effectively leaderless in AEW and ROH.

In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer writes that the original plan for the BCC was similar to how Giant Baba got the Four Pillars of Heaven over in All Japan in the early 1990s. Meltzer reports that the idea was for the BCC to be a vehicle to get younger talent over, with the BCC being on the opposite side of the ring with said talent, having tag, trios, and singles matches in order to raise the younger stars out of the lower and mid-cards to be permanent fixtures in the main event scene.

We saw this with Wheeler Yuta and Daniel Garcia having spirited showings against Moxley and Danielson, with Yuta joining the group whilst Garcia stayed with the Jericho Appreciation Society.

In All Japan, company ace Jumbo Tsuruta formed a team to take on young upstarts Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, and Toshiaki Kawada, producing critically acclaimed matches, and establishing the three - and Akira Taue - as undeniable main event talents, with the four 'Pillars of Heaven' spearheading All Japan’s golden era in the mid-90s.

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