Earlier this year Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks officially announced All Elite Wrestling, but prior to the AEW announcement there were a lot of questions regarding the future of The Bucks.
Fans wondered if there was any possibility of them signing with WWE, and during an interview with Chris Van Vliet they admitted that at one point they thought they were going to sign.
Matt: “We talked to them endlessly. At one point, I remember me, Nick and Kenny were in a room because all of our deals were up at the same time. We got off the phone one day and we looked at each other and we said ‘I think we’re all going to WWE.’ It was that close. Tony came to us at the right time and he made the right offer. I’m not talking financially, I’m talking ‘hey, you guys can run this thing’ and ‘I want you guys to hire your people.’ It’s like someone saying ‘I want you to make a movie and you can hire all the cameramen. You can hire all the writers, all your friends to be with you.’ He gave us the keys to this thing. You can’t say no to this.”
Nick: “One thing that took out of the race for going to WWE was the amount of dates that they wanted us to do.”
Matt: “They even offered us a limited schedule.”
Nick: “We have young families. Even with the limited schedule, it was like ‘God, I can’t imagine being home [just] for 2 days for my kids.”
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