AEW announcer and WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross has explained how The Young Bucks reminded him of Shawn Michaels as they defended their AEW Tag Team Titles at Double Or Nothing against the brawling pair of Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston.
Ross was on the call alongside Excalibur and Tony Schiavone as Matt and Nick Jackson and their cocky new attitudes strutted into their title defence on pay-per-view. Moxley and Kingston wasted no time in bringing the fight to The Bucks who had to weather an early storm of attack to survive and escape a packed Daily’s Place with their title intact.
Ross was speaking on a recent edition of his Grilling JR podcast when he said:
“The Young Bucks had a great outing. They really did. They showed….it reminded me of this. It’s a crazy analogy – when Shawn Michaels fought The Undertaker at the first Hell in a Cell. To me, the audience saw a side of Shawn Michaels that equated to toughness and courage, not finesse and just superkicks. I thought that’s what I saw with the Bucks. They weathered the storm with the heavy-hitting Kingston and Moxley, and they were able to rebound and stay in the hunt and not get pinned. And then finally get to the end and win the match. They really grew in my eyes. I always knew they were a great team. But these guys are good. They adjusted their style, and I thought that was really good. It showed a tougher side of those guys. I thought it was one of their best outings.”
The Young Bucks came out on top after they hit former AEW Champion Moxley with repeated Elite Triggers. This gave The Young Bucks their seventh successful title defence after winning the belts from FTR at Full Gear in November 2020.
Jim Ross has also recently divulged who he thinks could be the ‘next big thing’ to emerge in All Elite Wrestling.