The Young Bucks Look Back At Rivalry With FTR

The Young Bucks spoke with Sports Illustrated ahead of their World Tag-Team Championship showdown at AEW ALL IN 2023 on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

During the discussion, Matt Jackson spoke about the rivalry between The Young Bucks and FTR going into the bout.

“The stakes really couldn’t be any higher,” Matt said. “We’re tied at one win a piece, we’ve had two matches prior that are critically acclaimed, and now to complete the trilogy, we’re performing in front of the largest paid audience in history for a wrestling show.”

He continued, “I love a challenge. I’m most excited for the opportunity to feel what it’s like to perform at an event of such magnitude. It might be the culmination of everything we’ve ever worked for, and how I complete every future story I tell to my future grandkids about where my career climaxed.”

Nick Jackson spoke during the interview about how he was dealing with COVID complications the last time the two teams shared the ring.

“Not many people know this, but I had a really bad case of COVID a month or two before that first match, and I had trouble breathing for a long time,” he said. “Cardio-wise, it took me a while to get healthy, so that match was probably the hardest match I ever had to get through. The second match I felt a lot healthier, but it was on TV so we didn’t get a lot of time. What excites me most is having that extra time and having a beat to be able to tell the best story that we possibly can.”

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