Report: The Young Bucks Pushed For AEW To Sign Bobby Fish
Helping recruit a former foe
Following his All Elite Wrestling debut in a TNT Title match against Sammy Guevara, it was officially announced that Bobby Fish had signed with the promotion. The 44-year-old had spent the last four years with WWE but he became a free agent in August.
In an update on Fish's AEW status, Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the former NXT Tag Team Champion had signed a full-time deal with Tony Khan's promotion prior to his debut match. AEW decided to hold off on the announcement, though, because the company wanted to present Fish as an outsider coming in and trying to earn a contract.
Meltzer also noted that AEW Executive Vice Presidents The Young Bucks recommended the promotion sign Fish and the 44-year-old's deal was largely put together by Matt and Nick Jackson.
The Young Bucks have a long history with Fish from his time in reDRagon with Kyle O'Reilly and the two tag teams have squared off several times in Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
News of The Young Bucks' involvement with the signing of Fish comes following confirmation from Tony Khan that all of the AEW EVPs lost power in December 2019, with the AEW president having taken more control within the company.