The Young Bucks are on a roll in All Elite Wrestling as Executive Vice Presidents in the company and also the current AEW Tag Team Champions. Last week, The Young Bucks turned heel to align with Kenny Omega and Luke Gallows/Doc Anderson. This week on Dynamite, they had a great match against Rey Fenix and Pac to keep the titles. Here are some interview highlights from The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) talking to TV Insider.
When asked about the recent heel turn, here’s what both Young Bucks had to say:
Nick Jackson: “It has been brewing since AEW started. We finally felt like we had to pick a side just because it was unfair for fans. We felt like they didn’t know what to feel. We committed to the heel side. Matt feels most comfortable as a heel. I do to an extent. That’s what makes us The Young Bucks. We enjoy these long-term stories because the payoff feels so much better.”
Matt Jackson: “We’re committing to this. We haven’t been true heels for many, many years. Being a bad guy is what helped get us over in wrestling. I don’t think people realize what we’re capable of doing as bad guys. We’re going to bring back a lot of stuff that is tried and true. A lot of stuff we did in Japan or the independents. But we also want to bring in a new version of the Young Bucks. On Wednesday, we’re going to have a new look. The other thing making us different is having Don Callis with us. Talk about a heatseeker. In AEW, you’ve seen the happy-go-lucky, Disney version of The Young Bucks. We smile and pose. You’re not going to see that anymore.”
Some critics of AEW think that the company has too many stables (or groups) right now. Nick responded to that this way.
Nick Jackson: “New Japan Pro Wrestling has been booking factions for more than 40 years, and they’re still around. I see the argument, but I think North American fans have never seen this many at one time. They are used to one, two, or three stables in a company. It’s easier to book angles. It’s easy to get more people involved with different groups. If you’re not aligned in a stable, you’re alone, and that’s hard to book sometimes. That’s why we have a lot of factions. It has clearly worked.”
Regarding Trios Titles for six-man tag team matches, Matt Jackson’s response seems to indicate they are going to happen soon.
Matt Jackson: “We actually just mentioned that to [president] Tony Khan last week. It’s something we’ve been talking about for a while. I think it’s something we will do. It’s just a matter of when.”
There’s more in the interview with TVInsider right here.