Jim Cornette has commented on the rumours in recent days that have linked The Young Bucks with potential communication with WWE.
It was reported on 10 September by the Wrestling Observer’s Ryan Frederick that The Young Bucks had sent out feelers to a talent within WWE, seemingly interested in signing once their AEW deals expire. This is expected to be in January 2024, which would mark five years since AEW was launched.
Frederick followed up on his initial report through the F4WOnline message board, saying he had heard the news from multiple sources and it was “100% true”. However, he also said he doesn’t believe the information to be “newsworthy” as the pair were likely just maximising their leverage for contract negotiations.
Speaking on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette gave his views on the Jackson brothers potentially ever joining WWE and doesn’t think they’d make it in the company:
“I mean Vince McMahon, if they were willing to make an offer to The Young Bucks while Vince McMahon was in charge, that meant that they were worried about a billionaire getting into business, and they wanted to put a stop to it. Because there’s no way ever, ever in life that Vince McMahon would sign Matt and Nick Jackson seriously. Maybe like James Ellsworth or whatever, but not seriously, he wanted to stop the company.”
“Now they’ve seen the company and I’ve said this, I’ve been saying this for a couple of years, they’ve seen what it looks like. That’s why all of a sudden, they stopped those, not only stopped the high contract offers to the WWE talent to keep them but started f*cking firing people. They fired people that Goddamn AEW could pick up immediately and did because they knew what they had as competition at that point and they weren’t concerned.”
“So now, if these two little f*cking dipshi*s are trying to get a deal, I don’t think Triple H would look at them with as much disdain as Vince but he still don’t need them, because they know now what the competition is, and those guys would never make it in the WWE. They wouldn’t make it in the locker room, they wouldn’t make it in the ring and it would be ridiculous visually.”
“So now they’re trying to see if there’s any interest at this point up there in them so that they can attempt to put Tony over a barrel to sign them to a new, longer term deal or whatever the case, but they ain’t gonna find a lot of people nibbling on that f*cking worm. The time has passed. They didn’t, they never wanted them to begin with. They wanted Tony Kahn not to have them.”