The Young Bucks Name AEW’s Next Breakout Star

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The Young Bucks feel there is one wrestler who they helped sign to the company can be a breakout star for All Elite Wrestling.

At AEW Revolution in March, The Young Bucks duo of Matthew & Nicholas Jackson challenged Sting & Darby for the AEW Tag Team Titles in the main event. The Young Bucks failed to win that night, but their quest to regain the AEW Tag Team Titles continues.

Following Sting’s retirement, AEW vacated the Tag Team Titles. Since then, there’s been a tournament to crown new champions. That tournament will culminate in a match at AEW Dynasty on April 21st that will see The Young Bucks face off against their rivals FTR one more time for the vacant AEW Tag Team Titles.

On the April 10th episode of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks were part of a segment that got a lot of attention because they showed footage of the AEW All In London backstage altercation between former AEW World Champion CM Punk and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry. AEW boss Tony Khan claims that they showed the footage because it furthers The Young Bucks’ story with FTR while others believe that Khan only showed the footage because he was upset about Punk trashing AEW in a recent interview.

While talking to Sports Illustrated, The Young Bucks spoke about showing the AEW All In footage and praised their buddy Perry. Matthew called Perry a scapegoat.

“Since we are wrestling FTR at Dynasty, and with it being the first time doing that since All In London, so many feelings and thoughts came rushing back. Old wounds were reopened. We decided it was only fair to be transparent and honest with our fans. We needed to give them context about why we feel we came up short at All In London. Our bodies were there in the ring wrestling FTR at Wembley, but our minds were in the back with the scapegoat in the entire situation, Jack Perry. The three of us specifically were wronged that night, and I haven’t gotten over that.”

Referring to Perry, Nicholas called Jack a breakout star for AEW.

“He’s been the next breakout star for a while now and he just needed something controversial to happen to him to open people’s eyes. It happened with us early on in our careers, too.”

The Young Bucks Brought Jack Perry To AEW

While continuing to talk about Jack Perry, Matthew Jackson revealed that The Young Bucks played a big part in Perry getting hired by AEW in 2019 when the company launched.

“Jack Perry was one of my original AEW hires. I saw a video clip of him on the indies, and then I went and watched everything I could find. Years prior, I’d heard stories about a nine-year-old boy being brought to wrestling training in Southern California by his celebrity dad Luke Perry.”

“I wondered, whatever happened to that kid? Apparently, he’d been working hard and turning into a heck of a talent. I watched the videos and thought, ‘Whoa. Young, handsome SoCal kid with a great head of hair. Seems misunderstood. Has tons of confidence. He reminds me a lot of me and Nicholas at his age.’”

Coming back from Japan, Jack Perry now has that edge and swagger. Coming off all of this BS he’s been dealing with, he has a chip on his shoulder. He’s a dangerous cat right now and is about to blow up.”

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