Chris Van Vliet recently conducted an interview with AEW Executive Vice Presidents Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks.
Various topics were discussed during the interview, including the latest on PAC’s future with the company after his Double Or Nothing appearance was cancelled and the talk of CM Punk joining the new promotion.
The Bucks also revealed just how close they, and Kenny Omega, came to joining WWE:
Matt: We talked to them endlessly. At one point, I remember me, Nick and Kenny were in a room because all of our deals were up at the same time. We got off the phone one day and we looked at each other and we said ‘I think we’re all going to WWE.’ It was that close. Tony came to us at the right time and he made the right offer. I’m not talking financially, I’m talking ‘hey, you guys can run this thing’ and ‘I want you guys to hire your people.’ It’s like someone saying ‘I want you to make a movie and you can hire all the cameramen. You can hire all the writers, all your friends to be with you.’ He gave us the keys to this thing. You can’t say no to this.
Nick: One thing that took out of the race for going to WWE was the amount of dates that they wanted us to do.
Matt: They even offered us a limited schedule.
Nick: We have young families. Even with the limited schedule, it was like ‘God, I can’t imagine being home [just] for 2 days for my kids.’
You can watch the full Chris Van Vliet interview with The Young Bucks below.