The Young Bucks’ place in wrestling history was assured when their popularity combined with that of Cody Rhodes and the riches of the Khan family to form AEW in 2019.
Matt and Nick Jackson were given EVP roles in Tony Khan’s company alongside Rhodes and Kenny Omega who made the switch from New Japan Pro Wrestling to join the upstart organization.
Now with the company well into its fourth year, it is hurtling towards the biggest show in its history and one that looks like it could be a landmark show in the history of pro wrestling with All In set to take place in Wembley Stadium.
However, the landscape of the company looks very different than that of 2019 with the biggest change coming when Cody Rhodes shockingly left when his original contract expired only to return to WWE, going on to headline WrestleMania 39 against Roman Reigns. But could more of AEW’s original hierarchy follow The American Nightmare?
Speaking on his Keepin’ It 100 podcast, former WCW star Konnan discussed the future of The Young Bucks as lately it seems the Jackson brothers don’t want to be in AEW:
“They can cut promos. I just don’t think they’re motivated right now. Look at them compared to when the company started — just their body language, attitude, everything … it doesn’t seem like they want to be there. I could be wrong.”
Responding to a fan who called The Bucks “the worst tag team of all time,” Konnan said that assertion was wide of the mark and the team could still do well in WWE:
“That’s a stretch. They’re still building their legacy. They could go to WWE and pop off, you know?”
The Young Bucks’ immediate future will see them join Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page inside Blood and Guts as they look to put their feud with the Blackpool Combat Club to bed once and for all. Omega has hinted that the group could have a golden surprise up its sleeve for the double-ring cage match on July 19th.