Differing reports have emerged over the last few weeks regarding the perception of The Young Bucks backstage in AEW, with one phrase summing them up wherever they go.
In the immediate aftermath of the post-AEW All Out media scrum, the image of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks within AEW has been a hot topic of wrestling discourse. Many believe pro wrestlers shouldn’t be in the role of EVP, while others simply don’t like the trio for the way they allegedly conducted themselves in the aforementioned incident.
PWTorch’s Wade Keller has now discussed the Bucks, in particular, reporting that many are standing by the Jackson brothers throughout all of this drama. Despite this, reports of them being “passive-aggressive” remain constant:
“The Bucks are not seen as abrasive personalities…Passive aggressive, yes there’s some aspects of that…They’re not seen as a**holes. People who don’t like Punk have more negative things to say than people who don’t like the Bucks have to say about them in terms of their characterization.”
Wade Keller continued, alleging that The Young Bucks may rub people the wrong way:
“The Bucks might rub people the wrong way or not be their type of people or whatever but they’re not jerks and that’s kind of part of the dynamic here. I think some people looked at Punk here and said, ‘You might not like that they are not taking your advice’ [or] you might think ‘Oh, that comment didn’t need to be made’…it’s hard for people to imagine Matt and Nick deserving that kind of call out publicly in a context that should have been about celebrating a World Title win and a really good pay-per-view.”
Numerous reports issued by Fightful Select have offered different sides to the developing story, though the side of The Young Bucks comes across as more believable. Their tale of events noted a considerably less aggressive atmosphere for the scuffle in comparison to CM Punk and Ace Steel’s rundown.
The Young Bucks last wrestled at All Out, teaming with Kenny Omega in defeating ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, and The Dark Order’s John Silver and Alex Reynolds to become the inaugural AEW World Trios Champions.