The Young Bucks

Update on The Young Bucks Contract Situation; Reportedly Sent Feelers to WWE Through Talent

AEW EVPs Matt and Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks) have been involved in an ongoing situation following All Out after getting into a fight with World Champion CM Punk.    While the tag team are signed to AEW contracts for another two-plus years, it appears Nick and Matt are sending out “feelers” to WWE through other wrestlers rather than talking directly to the company which would run the risk of tampering allegations.   Here’s what Ryan Frederick of wrote on their message board:

“They didn’t sign new deals. Their options were picked up. They did reach out to a talent to send feelers that they would be interested in talking about coming in when their deals are up. But, everyone on both sides are going to do the same because you want to look for the best deal. Anyone who doesn’t do so is dumb and possibly leaving money on the table.”

“[…] They reached out to a talent to send feelers about coming it. I can’t say they talked to anyone direct at WWE, but that would fall under tampering and this came at the same time the legal letters were being sent about tampering. Can’t confirm they actually talked to WWE people themselves, but they talked to other WWE talent about coming in, which they can do (much like WWE talent can send feelers thru AEW talent, which has happened and happens on both sides often).”

“It’s not something they wouldn’t have done anyways since their deals are coming up at the end of 2024, and you want to maximize your leverage when it comes to getting a new deal and get the companies into a bidding war. It’s not necessarily a sign that they’re going to leave. Everyone should do it.”

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