Before they agreed to join Tony Khan and launch All Elite Wrestling, The Young Bucks were in talks with WWE. Triple H personally led the negotiations and The Bucks were reportedly offered three-year deals which included a six-month opt-out clause if they weren't happy with how they were being used.
During a recent interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, the AEW World Tag Team Champions noted they turned down not one but several offers from Triple H.
Matt said: "He was great. Charming dude. He said all the right things. I don't know how many times I told him no. We must have declined the offer, in the end, I don't want to exaggerate, it had to have been at least four or five times, and by the end of every conversation he would have another call scheduled with me in two weeks and I would go, 'How did he do that?' What, I just told him no.
"We'd be laughing by the end of the conversation. The conversation would start with me saying we're so sorry, we're going to pass on this, thank you so much, and an hour later I'm talking about our next phone call in two weeks. He's a magician and no wonder he has the job he has because he's a charming guy and he'll charm your socks off.
"I have nothing but positive things to say about him. He's very intelligent too. The things he said, the ideas he had. At times I told Nick, 'Man, maybe this is something we should at least consider.' There was a time when me, Nick, and Kenny, the three of us were all like, 'Holy s**t, I think we're going to end up in WWE."