The Young Bucks recently spoke with Lucha Libre Online for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling and AEW.
During the discussion, Nick and Matt Jackson spoke about how they feel they will never get the respect they deserve, wanting to work with The Hardy Brothers on a big stage, as well as how AAA is the only wrestling promotion who wanted to work with AEW from the beginning.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where they touch on these topics with their thoughts.
On how they feel they won't ever get the respect they deserve:
Matt Jackson: "Anybody who wants to push forward and evolve, they’re always hated in current time. In 20 years, 30 years, 40 or whenever that artist dies, that’s when everyone goes, ‘Oh my God, that person was truly great.’"
Nick Jackson: "Maybe when we retire."
Matt: "I think maybe when we retire or we’re dead, we’ll finally get our flowers. We ain’t getting no flowers right now."
Nick: "Where’s our flowers at?"
Matt: "I don’t even want the flowers. If you gave me the flowers, I’d wipe my rear end with them at this point. I don’t want your flowers."
On NJPW "big-timing" AEW, as well as how WWE talents didn't trust AEW to succeed and AAA being the only promotion wanting to work with them from the beginning:
Matt: "You know what’s crazy? Is 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’ and 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 [and now they’re like], oh wait, now let’s go. So it’s just funny when you see — and all the WWF guys that joined AEW now too, they didn’t want to join AEW at first because they were like, I don’t know if this is real, blah, blah, blah, blah and we remember who took the leap with us in the very beginning day one and it was us who set the dinner table and so it’s funny now, like New Japan, all these WWE guys, they all wanna be a part of this thing that we created."
Nick: "You know who trusted us? AAA."
Matt: "That’s right."
Nick: "Since day one."
On wanting to work with The Hardy Brothers on a big stage:
Matt: "That’s my personal dream match right now to do on a big platform for a lot of people to see [Young Bucks vs. The Hardys]. We did it in ROH, we did it in Chile. I’d like to do it, you know, on cable or pay-per-view or whatever, you know what I mean? Yep. That’s the one, that’s the one [dream match]."