Backstage Update On When Fans Can Expect Matt Jackson Back In AEW

Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson, one half of the Young Bucks, isn’t going to be seen anytime soon. The on-screen explanation for his absence was the beat-down he and his brother Nick suffered at the hands of the Blackpool Combat Club.

As it turns out, there’s more to Matt’s absence than a mere angle on a wrestling show. Matt Jackson recently suffered a partially torn bicep and this was covered up by the angle involving the BCC.

It isn’t always easy to predict how long someone will be absent due to injury. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that he was given an approximate timeline for Matt’s recovery.

According to Meltzer, Matt estimates that he will be out of action for 6-8 weeks. Assuming it takes him the upper maximum of that timeframe to recover, and then he expects to be back in time for AEW’s next major PPV, Double or Nothing.

Matt Jackson hopeful to return in time for Double or Nothing

“He’s getting therapy, of course, for the injury, a partially torn biceps. Hopeful for Double or Nothing. The timetable he was given was 6-8 weeks, and that is enough time for Double or Nothing, but that’s not a guarantee, but it’s certainly a strong hope and obviously by watching the TV…it looks like The Young Bucks, Hangman Page, and Kenny Omega against The Blackpool Combat Club….looks like an eight-man tag team….could be happening at Double or Nothing. I don’t know that. It just feels like the setup.”

Matt Jackson allegedly suffered this injury two weeks ago on the March 15th episode of AEW Dynamite. In the main-event of that show, he, his brother Nick, and Kenny Omega lost the AEW World Trios Championships to the House of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews, and Malakai Black) in a match that also involved Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, and Sammy Guevara.

h/t for the transcription