The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) have done everything there is to do in pro wrestling, with the exception of competing in the WWE, but that could change in the future. Ryan Frederick noted on a recent edition of the F4W Board that The Young Bucks sent out feelers through a WWE Star, but it doesn’t mean they want to leave All Elite Wrestling and sign with the WWE as this is something that a lot of wrestlers do. The Young Bucks are close to several WWE Superstars, so if they do want to go to the WWE sometime in the future, it wouldn’t be difficult for them, especially now that Triple H is in charge.
Ryan Frederick also responded to a fan on the board who claimed that The Young Bucks signed new deals with AEW as that is not what happened and their options were just picked up on the contracts.
This is what Ryan Frederick said:
“They didn’t sign new deals. Their options were picked up. They did reach out to a talent to send feelers that they would be interested in talking about coming in when their deals are up. But, everyone on both sides are going to do the same because you want to look for the best deal. Anyone who doesn’t do so is dumb and possibly leaving money on the table.”
“…they reached out to a talent to send feelers about coming it. I can’t say they talked to anyone direct at WWE, but that would fall under tampering and this came at the same time the legal letters were being sent about tampering. Can’t confirm they actually talked to WWE people themselves, but they talked to other WWE talent about coming in, which they can do (much like WWE talent can send feelers thru AEW talent, which has happened and happens on both sides often).”
“Its not something they wouldn’t have done anyways since their deals are coming up at the end of 2024, and you want to maximize your leverage when it comes to getting a new deal and get the companies into a bidding war. It’s not necessarily a sign that they’re going to leave. Everyone should do it.”
“The hard thing with the wrestler contracts, and another reason they really aren’t independent contractors, is they can’t even negotiate new deals until their old deals are done. It’s not like they can have one deal end on December 31 and show up to their new job on January 1 unless they strike a deal in the first few hours on the 1st. But, generally the only way that happens is if there’s been indirect talks beforehand, much like in this situation. Wrestler contracts really should be more like NASCAR contracts. There was a situation there a couple of months ago where a driver, Tyler Reddick, signed with a new team for 2024 and beyond despite his contract with his current team ending in 2023. However, because he’s an independent contractor like all NASCAR drivers are classified, he’s free to negotiate to start another job when his current job ends at any point.”
A fan took to Twitter about a month ago in regards to AJ Styles possibly teaming with The Young Bucks down the line, to which Styles said that he misses his friends and they should come to the WWE. Young Bucks then responded, “We miss you too, AJ Styles.”
You can check out the tweets below: