The Young Bucks have talked about being back in the AEW ring following their dramatic return at the Full Gear pay-per-view.
For the past two and a half months, the Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) have been off AEW television. That’s because they got into a backstage fight (joined by Kenny Omega) at All Out on September 4th against CM Punk and his friend/former AEW producer Ace Steel. Due to the unprofessionalism involved in getting in a locker room fight, the Young Bucks and Omega were suspended, Steel was fired and Punk may never be back in AEW.
At Full Gear, Omega and the Young Bucks teamed up as The Elite where they lost to Death Triangle in a match for the Trios Tag Team Titles. Fans better get used to that rivalry because AEW announced a Best of 7 Series taking place over the next two months where the winners of the series get the Trios Tag Team Titles.
On a new episode of their “Being The Elite” YouTube show, Matt and Nick talked about how they were backstage for a few weeks before Full Gear, but now that they have wrestled, they really feel they are back.
Matt: “We’re officially back. We, however, have been technically back, backstage for a few weeks. Now, we’ve been on-screen, we’re wrestled, we’re back. Being The Elite is back. Everything is back to reality.”
Nick: “It didn’t feel like we were officially back until [AEW Full Gear]. We were around for four weeks, but it didn’t feel like it. There was something missing. That something missing was us performing live. We did that, we scratched that itch. We’re back. I’ve had anxiety thinking about it. Didn’t know if I could still perform at a high level.”
Matt Jackson would go on to say that he had difficulty sleeping during their suspension and mentioned how it was tough for them because they couldn’t talk about what led to them being removed from AEW TV for over two months.
“I was waking up in cold sweats, I haven’t been sleeping. People don’t understand because we haven’t been able to talk about it. This has been…two of the hardest months of my life. I know for you [Nick] too. Here we are, we got through it, you just never know what’s going to happen until you do it. To hear the support and hear and see how happy a lot of people were to see us, that meant the world to us and Kenny. It felt good. We’re going through the healing process right now. Last night [Full Gear] was a big step to get there.”
“I feel good. We got to come out to a song we grew up listening to with our Dad. A song we almost didn’t get. We didn’t get it until the 11th hour. That was stressful. Getting that, it was the night before, we finally knew. Collectively, it was a crazy time. Now that it’s the end, I can almost sight relief at this point.”
The song that Matt was referring to was the popular classic rock song “Carry On Wayward Son” by the band Kansas from the late 1970s.
Also on that episode of Being The Elite, the video from Full Gear featured fans chanting “F**k CM Punk” as a way to support The Elite against the man that helped cause their long absence.