Young Bucks Reveal They Got Multiple Offers From Triple H Before AEW

Published 12/19/2020, 6:45 AM EST


WWE remains one of the most, if not the most, prestigious companies in sports entertainment. Rejecting an offer from it may sound strange, but AEW’s Young Bucks did it.

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The AEW World Tag Team Champions sat down for an interview with Fightful. Exclusive snippets of the conversation have been revealed on Fightful Select. They revealed that they rejected WWE offers multiple times.

Even NXT Founder and Executive Producer and WWE Legend, Triple H, also tried to convince the duo to sign with the WWE. They told Sean Ross Sapp that four-five offers came long before AEW.

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After their contract talks were up, Matt and Nick Jackson had scheduled another meeting after a few weeks. At one point, Bucks and Kenny Omega thought they were going to WWE.

They revealed Triple H was “charming and very good at his job.”  The Game hoped for an invasion angle with Omega, Young Bucks, and Adam Page during WrestleMania 35.

The Young Bucks gained popularity in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. They were prominent members of the NJPW factions, Bullet Club and Elite. Before AEW, they worked in TNA.

Young Bucks are considered one of the best tag teams in the world

The Young Bucks have five-year contracts with AEW starting from 2019. In addition to wrestling, the brothers are also the Executive Vice Presidents of the company.

They won the AEW World Tag Team Championship at the Full Gear PPV in November against another reputed tag team, FTR. In a recent interview, Matt spoke about the lack of build in their rivalry with FTR.

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“It was Tony’s call to finally do it because we are even suggesting trying to hold off until Revolution. He said, ‘Nope, now’s the time to do it, we’re doing it.’ In retrospect, he was right in hindsight because it did work out, and it did deliver.”

“Would I be saying the same thing if the match didn’t deliver? I’d be pissed off right now. But the four of us delivered, and a lot of people are saying it is a classic now. I think people will only remember the match for that, a love letter to tag team wrestling.”

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Matt also revealed the match took place because of the uncertain nature of the Pandemic.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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