The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, have been with AEW since the beginning and are a key part of their tag team division. As Executive Vice Presidents, they were put in charge of assembling and booking the division and have received a lot of praise for how they’ve developed it over the past year. In a recent appearance on Sitting Ringside with David Penzer, the AEW Tag Team Champions discussed how talented the tag teams on the roster are, and the challenge that presents when trying to fit them into the shows.
Nick talked about the difficulties the brothers have keeping every team involved in storylines, and how there are times when great teams can end up on the sidelines.
“It’s hard to keep every tag team involved in a storyline. It’s almost impossible. At some point, a great tag team will unfortunately be on the sidelines and not doing much. When you have such a great division like this, you’ll run into that problem more often than not, which sucks, because you can’t have a whole show of just tag matches.”
The younger Jackson went on to praise how teams in the division have handled the situation.
“What’s cool is I think the wrestlers get that and the teams understand that and know their role. They’ll perform when they have to. TH2 is a good example. They hadn’t done much in the previous year and we told them we were gonna do a little run and they brought it. The tag team we had with them was so good and they had been on the sidelines for a while”
Matt added that it can be a tough position to be in, but praised the level of talent across the division.
“Every team, including us, we would come off the bench because we only have a two hour show, so we can only have one or two tag matches on the show and we have a stacked division. It’s tough, but we’re blessed to have this talented group of guys. I don’t remember a division being this talented. I feel we’re at a renaissance, just an unbelievable division where 20 years from now, people will look back like ‘holy crap, did we not realize what they were giving us every week? Look at this division they had.’ We take great pride in it.”
The pride they feel for the division is well-earned, with matches such as Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. The Young Bucks themselves having received widespread acclaim, and a roster that also includes the Lucha Brothers, FTR (formerly The Revival in WWE), SCU, and the Inner Circle’s Proud & Powerful.
Credit to Fightful for the transcription.