After hot prospect Flip Gordon signed with Ring of Honor this past spring, he was met by a welcoming committee that was anything but welcoming.
The talented newcomer repeatedly was the victim of “harmless ribs” (which in reality weren’t so harmless) by Bullet Club members The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), ROH World Champion Cody, Kenny Omega, Marty Scurll and Adam Page. Bullet Club captured their hazing of Gordon on episodes of its popular “Being The Elite” YouTube series.
The typical scenario involved Bullet Club luring Gordon into what appeared to be a friendly situation, only for Matt Jackson to reveal their true intentions by grazing Gordon’s hand and asking, “Where do you think you’re going?” That inevitably led to a beatdown and Bullet Club mockingly chanting in unison, “Welcome to Ring of Honor.”
Gordon finally had enough of being fodder for Bullet Club, and now he is the aggressor. He recruited two of the best high flyers in CMLL in Dragon Lee and Titan to team with him against ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Hung Bucks (The Young Bucks and Page) at the Final Battle pay-per-view this Friday Dec. 15 at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
With the match just days away, ROHWrestling.com caught up with Gordon to discuss his war with Bullet Club and his showdown with them at Final Battle.
ROH: You didn’t start this war with Bullet Club. Why do you think they targeted you?
Flip: I honestly don’t know. I’ve asked myself that question a lot but if they want to fight then that’s what we’ll do.
ROH: What made you choose CMLL stars Dragon Lee and Titan to be your partners?
Flip: When I went to Mexico they took me under their wings and took care of me. Dragon Lee and I became close so it was a no-brainer.
ROH: Do you think Bullet Club terrorizing you has actually been a good thing in that it lit a fire under you? Also, do you think they underestimated you?
Flip: It’s definitely pushed me to a whole new level personally and professionally. I’ve had some of my best matches against Bullet Club and this Friday will be no different.
ROH: What would it mean to you to walk out of Final Battle as a ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champion? It would be your first title in ROH, of course, but how much sweeter would it be to win it at the expense of the Hung Bucks?
Flip: It would be “too sweet” and I have an Army that I know can make this happen. I came to ROH with something to prove and that’s that I can hang with the best in the world.
ROH: You’ve been constantly asked by BC, “where do you think you’re going?” So, what’s your answer to them?
Flip: I’m going to Final Battle to become the new ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions with my Flip Army and my amigos Dragon Lee and Titan right by my side!
Gordon has come a long way in less than three years in pro wrestling, and now he has the opportunity to become a champion in ROH and get the last laugh on his tormentors in Bullet Club.