Despite the reports, The Young Bucks have denied sending out feelers to WWE following their suspension in AEW.
The Young Bucks are suspended in AEW following a backstage altercation involving CM Punk and Ace Steel during the All Out media scrum. Along with Matt and Nick Jackson, their fellow AEW World Trios Champion partner Kenny Omega and others were suspended from the company with no set date on when they could return.
Wrestling Observer’s Ryan Frederick stated on September 10th that The Young Bucks had sent out feelers through WWE talent. He added while he couldn’t confirm they spoke to WWE people directly, he did claim The Young Bucks had spoken to talent coming into the company. The Young Bucks’ current deal with AEW expires by the end of 2024, which gives them a lot of time to weigh their options.
Despite Matt and Nick Jackson being friends with some who currently work in WWE, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer has claimed they have denied some of the reports. While it’s possible feelers were sent out, The Young Bucks claim it wasn’t done privately.
It should be noted that Frederick has since followed up on his initial report by claiming he’s heard from multiple sources who all say the situation was “100% true.” Additionally, he noted the brothers were likely to send out feelers to strengthen their leverage for contract negotiations in 2024. Fightful even added that people within WWE have heard the brothers asked to speak to higher-ups in the company, although nothing was confirmed.
As of now, it’s a waiting game to see what two of AEW’s Executive Vice Presidents will end up deciding. Their status in the company remains uncertain following their suspension and being stripped of the AEW World Trios Championships. Even their popular “Being The Elite” YouTube series was recently announced to be going on hiatus.