AEW star Matt Hardy has claimed that you don’t understand professional wrestling if you don’t respect the polarising Young Bucks.
The Young Bucks took the wrestling world by storm throughout the 2010s. Matt and Nick Jackson struck gold in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling, helping take Bullet Club to new heights in the process. Through their Being The Elite show and merchandising deals, The Young Bucks reinvented what it meant to be an independent wrestler over the decade.
Together with Cody Rhodes, the Jackson brothers parlayed their success into the beloved All In show in the autumn of 2018, which many see as the precursor to All Elite Wrestling.
At Double Or Nothing, Matt Hardy teamed with his brother Jeff as The Hardys rolled back the years, defeating The Bucks in a stellar tag team encounter.
Now speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast Matt Hardy claims people that don’t respect The Young Bucks simply don’t get pro wrestling:
“They are so special. If you are a legitimate fan of pro wrestling, and you don’t respect The Young Bucks, you don’t have to like them, maybe they’re not your cup of tea. But if you don’t respect The Young Bucks, you don’t get it.”
“You do not get it because they are a generational tag team and they are extremely special. And on top of that, both of them know exactly what they’re doing in the ring. There’s two white guys who are generous in the ring. And so once again with that deal when Jeff was knocked loopy right from the jump if it was in a match with someone else besides The Young Bucks, it wouldn’t have been as good as it was.”
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