The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, are riding high as one of the top tag teams in the world right now having recently won the AEW Tag Team Championships from FTR at last month’s Full Gear event. In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet to promote their new autobiography, ‘Killing the Business’, they got to talking about their goal to be known as the greatest tag team team of all time, and who they believe they would have to surpass to get there.
On wanting to become the greatest team of all time, Nick Jackson said it was his last goal in wrestling, and it might be impossible to achieve.
“My last goal in wrestling is to be known as the best tag team of all time. It’s a hard goal to get to but LeBron says the same exact thing, he wants to be known as the best player of all time so why should we think differently? You have to have high goals and I think that’s the last thing that I’d like to accomplish even though it’s an impossible thing to accomplish because wrestling is an opinion and everyone has an opinion on things and it’s actual factual things and it’s predetermined. But I want at least some people to say we’re the greatest of all time.”
When asked which team they think holds the accolade right now, they revealed that they see the Hardy Boys at the top of that mountain, with Matt Jackson saying:
“It’s Matt and Jeff Hardy. They’re the greatest ever. There’s so many ways that you measure that and I know that we say it’s an opinion but at the same time this is a box office business and Matt and Jeff Hardy are the biggest box office tag team act in the history of the business. Could we ever reach those numbers that they hit? I don’t know because it’s a different time now. We’re talking about The Attitude Era when those ratings were insane and people were buying merchandise everywhere but hey, again, dream big. If one day people compare us to them and they already do compare us to them but if they say we’re better than them. Man, what a crazy accomplishment. But like Nick said, who wants to really be known as the second best tag team of all time?”
Nick Jackson added that they have one advantage over the Hardy Boys in that they have never split up as a team.
“The one thing we have on them is we haven’t split up and they’ve had a few angles where they had to split up. So we just have to stick together and if we do, I think that’s an accomplishment in itself. Just being a tag team that never split up ever.”
The Young Bucks will take the next step in their journey to be known as the greatest team of all time when they defend their AEW Tag Team Championships against The Acclaimed on the December 23rd‘Holiday Bash’ episode of Dynamite.
Credit to Chris Van Vliet for the transcription