According to a new report, negotiations between AEW and The Young Bucks are some way off as the company seeks to re-sign the EVPs.
The Young Bucks were two of the driving forces behind the formation of AEW as they partnered up with Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, and Tony Khan to launch the new promotion in 2019.
Cody Rhodes became the first of the four in-ring stars who also held Executive Vice President roles in the company to leave when he announced his departure in early 2022. Rhodes subsequently returned to WWE in grand fashion at WrestleMania 38 as Seth Rollins’ surprise opponent.
Now speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has delved into the contract status of The Young Bucks and says despite AEW contacting them about new deals, that may be some way off:
“Their contract is up at the end of the year, and AEW does want to lock them in. AEW contacted them and wants to start the negotiations. But there have been no negotiations as of today. And they’re certainly not close to a deal. Right now that’s where it’s at.”
“It’s similar to when we talked about a couple of months ago with Jericho – Jericho had time left, but they signed him to a new deal. They have not started negotiations yet, but AEW has contacted them saying that they want to sign them to a new deal, a multi-year deal, so that’s where the Young Bucks story’s at right now.”