The Young Bucks Discuss AEW Being Big-Leagued By NJPW
The Young Bucks have spoken about NJPW initially being hesitant to work with AEW.
The Young Bucks recently spoke to Hugo Savinovich and Lucha Libre Online ahead of Triplemania XXX: Monterrey, which took place on April 30 and saw the Bucks defeat Fenix and Hijo del Vikingo in a tag team match.
In the interview, Matt and Nick Jackson talked about the upcoming crossover show with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, entitled AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door. The show is set to take place on June 26 in Chicago, Illinois.
Matt Jackson spoke about the relationship between AEW and other promotions such as NJPW, noting that other parties were at first hesitant to work with AEW.
"We told New Japan day one - 'Hey, we're doing this thing. Come hang out with us. Come work with us. We'd still love to do your shows.' They kind of kayfabed us, kind of big-leagued us a little bit in the beginning. They were waiting until that entire dinner table was completely set [...] We remember who took the leap with us in the very beginning, day one. It was us who set the dinner table, so it's funny now that New Japan, all these WWE guys [who have since signed with AEW], they all want to be a part of this thing that we created."
Nick Jackson stressed that AAA's attitude was different, and that the Mexican promotion trusted AEW from the beginning.
H/T to Fightful.