The Young Bucks have answered critics who claim that there are too many factions in AEW.
From the creation of the Chris Jericho-led Inner Circle to the latest group, The Pinnacle, formed by MJF in March 2021, factions have become a major part of AEW booking. In a recent interview with TV Insider, the AEW Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks have responded to the charge that there are too many such groups in the promotion.
Nick Jackson pointed out that their former employer, New Japan Pro Wrestling, has been using factions throughout its history with no issues. However, he can also see why North American fans might be critical as they aren’t used to seeing so many groups in one promotion.
I see the argument, but I think North American fans have never seen this many at one time. They are used to one, two, or three stables in a company.
The younger Jackson went on to explain that having wrestlers in stables makes it easier to book storylines, also saying it “has clearly worked”.
It’s easier to book angles. It’s easy to get more people involved with different groups. If you’re not aligned in a stable, you’re alone, and that’s hard to book sometimes. That’s why we have a lot of factions. It has clearly worked.
The Young Bucks recently turned on Jon Moxley during a six-man tag team match and rejoined their longtime friends and former Bullet Club teammates Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers. On the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, they successfully defended the AEW Tag Team Championships against Death Triangle’s PAC and Rey Fenix.