Tama Tonga is known for being a former member of the Bullet Club since it was founded, and he recently revealed that he never receive an offer from AEW. During his time in NJPW, he worked with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega for several years.
He revealed on All Real Wrestling Podcast, that he never received an offer from AEW, even though he is close to all members of The Elite. “I think there were some other guys, not me,” Tonga revealed. “I didn’t get any offer.
But I think some other guys have gotten it. But not me, and I’m happy where I’m at”.
Tama Tonga Talks About Not Getting an Offer from AEW
Tama stated that he has no hard feelings toward The Elite even when they left NJPW for form All Elite Wrestling.
He stated that he understood their motives. “I don’t have any, like, ill will or any kind of, like, animosity towards what they did,” Tonga said. “I think I always respect the hustle, I respect the work that’s put in and I have a lot of respect for them for what they did and still doing”.
During the final few months of The Bullet Club in NJPW, he had to fight his Bullet Club members. “I think with any coworkers, people like to do one way, you like to do another way,” Tonga said. “And sometimes you clash.
But you always – you overcome, you move forward. I think that’s anybody”. Tama criticized Kenny Omega, Young Bucks and The Good Brothers reuniting in January. He referred to the group as the ‘Bootleg Club’.
According to Tonga, fans took this too seriously. “I think a lot of people confuse what I do on social media as real,” Tama Tonga explained. “You know, my antics, my s--t-talking, my – you know. And that’s what I love about all this social media, this platform, this Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, even podcasts.
Because you’re displaying – no matter what you’re on, you’re displaying a character. And so sometimes as a fan, you’re like, ‘Alright, is he being a character or is he being real?’ Which one is it? And I think some of my antics have really taken some people, thinking that I’ve got some kind of…thinking some kind of ill will for somebody.
And it’s never that. It’s never that. I think I always wish the best for everybody”.