WWE's Original Plans For AJ Styles, Bullet Club And The Kliq Talk "Too Sweet" Gesture, Nash & Hall

- Dave Meltzer wrote in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer about how AJ Styles and Austin Aries have changed WWE's perception on the talent that they are signing. It was noted that in the past WWE had little interest in both men because of their look, but Aries' success in NXT and how well Styles has gotten over on the main roster has has caused them to change their mentality on signing great workers who "looked like normal guys." Meltzer also noted that Styles was originally brought in to work low on the cards, and possibly get to the middle, but the fan reactions at The Royal Rumble and even more at live events has changed that to where is now on of their top stars.


- Speaking of Styles, WWE.com has an interesting article interviewing former Bullet Club members Styles, Finn Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, as well as former Kliq stars Triple H and Kevin Nash about the "Too Sweet" hand gesture. Nash revealed that X-Pac came up with it during a European trip, and then they all started to do it. They called the gesture "the Turkish Wolf". Balor said that they call it the "too sweet," which Triple H isn't a fan of.

"The 'Too Sweet' sounds very weak," Triple H said. "Kevin said that now and then, but it's not the Too Sweet hand signal. It sounds weak to me. Can we come up with something tougher to call it than the Too Sweet? We sound like a bunch of goofs."


Anderson revealed that he introduced it back to the Bullet Club.

"It started for sure with me and Finn in 2006, in Santa Monica in the New Japan Los Angeles Dojo," Anderson said. "We were just buddies and would Too Sweet each other for the hell of it because we thought it was fun. Then, as we progressed and moved into New Japan Pro Wrestling, we always did it to each other on the bus. It was part of our handshake."

- Speaking of Nash, he will be joining a host of wrestling stars and legends at at Fanboy Expo's Knoxville Comic Con this weekend at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, TN. Joining him will be Ric Flair, Scott Hall, Jeff Hardy, Ricky Steamboat, Drew Galloway, Terri Runnels, Buff Bagwell and many others. You can get more details here.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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