The Young Bucks Comment On Turning Heel In AEW
“You’ve seen the ‘Disney version’ of The Young Bucks. You’re not going to see that anymore.”
As seen on the April 7 edition of AEW: Dynamite, The Young Bucks finally turned heel, superkicking Jon Moxley, and re-uniting with former Bullet Club allies Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers.
For many, it was a turn that had been a long-time coming, with The Bucks almost turning at several points during their AEW career. Now, back with a chip on their shoulder and a smirk on their face, they spoke to TV Insider about their change of personality.
Talking of the turn, Nick Jackson said:
“It has been brewing since AEW started. We finally felt like we had to pick a side just because it was unfair for fans. We felt like they didn’t know what to feel. We committed to the heel side. Matt feels most comfortable as a heel. I do to an extent. That’s what makes us The Young Bucks. We enjoy these long-term stories because the payoff feels so much better.”
Matt Jackson added:
“We’re committing to this. We haven’t been true heels for many, many years. Being a bad guy is what helped get us over in wrestling. I don’t think people realise what we’re capable of doing as bad guys. We’re going to bring back a lot of stuff that is tried and true. A lot of stuff we did in Japan or the independents. But we also want to bring in a new version of the Young Bucks.
“On Wednesday, we’re going to have a new look. The other thing making us different is having Don Callis with us. Talk about a heatseeker. In AEW, you’ve seen the happy-go-lucky, Disney version of The Young Bucks. We smile and pose. You’re not going to see that anymore.”
The Jacksons were also asked how they felt the fans would react to their heel turn, with Matt Jackson saying:
“Fans are fickle. They are only with you when you’re underground. As soon as you go mainstream, they start turning on you. True Young Bucks fans will always be our fans, but there are ones who come and go. A lot of that we see on the internet now. It’s really toxic. That’s the reason we deleted our Twitter account over a year ago. But it’s fun now to bring our frustrations out. If you don’t like me, that’s fine. I’m going to make you not like me even more.”