Earlier today, WrestlingNews.co had a chance to speak with The Young Bucks at the WarnerMedia Upfront presentation about their deal with TNT.
When asked about why they chose AEW over WWE, Matt Jackson says they’ve had offers from WWE and talks got really serious about a year ago but they got an offer from Tony Khan that they couldn’t refuse that allowed them to bring in friends and family and they would have a higher position in the company.
On if WWE wrestlers are looking to jump to AEW, Nick said, “I think so, we’ve heard the chatter a lot. We have a lot of friends that work there so we hear it from them too. I feel like we’ve changed the landscape of wrestling and it’s gonna give them some competition.”
On how AEW will be different: “It’s gotta look different, it’s gotta feel different,” Nick said. Matt said, “It’s got to be shot different. Whatever do they do, we have to do the opposite. If that means that they have a PG type of show, we should have a more edgy type of show. Our matches should look different and the things we do in the matches should be different. Our stories should be different, they should be more complex.”
Matt talked about how their merchandise empire was built thanks to his wife out of their apartment. Nick talked about how things spread like wildfire thanks to word of mouth.
On who AEW wants to sign, Nick said, “basically, take a look at our roster. Those are all the guys we’ve wanted. There may be a couple that I can’t talk about yet.”
Nick said, “We might be negotiating right now with some. We want surprises to happen and we have a big show in 10 days, Double Or Nothing in Las Vegas.” Matt added, “you never know who you’re gonna see in Las Vegas.”
Check out the interview from WarnerMedia TV upfronts below: