Video: Young Bucks Discuss Removing AEW's Kenny Omega & Adam Page From The Elite

One of the more explosive moments from last night's "AEW Dynamite" was the roster debut of Kazuchika Okada, who shockingly joined The Elite as a villain. Moments before that revelation, Matthew and Nicholas Jackson of the Young Bucks announced that Kenny Omega was "fired" from the group, while "Hangman" Adam Page was "suspended indefinitely." Following the segment, AEW posted an exclusive video to social media featuring the Young Bucks explaining their actions.


The video begins with the Jackson brothers, in their obnoxious Executive Vice President characters, sarcastically explaining that they had to make a difficult decision as Okada walks behind them. With both Omega and Page have been absent, the Bucks said the group must move on without them. They then referred to Okada as the biggest signing in the company's five-year history.

"The guy back here, we're talking about movie star good looks [and] rock star charisma," Matt Jackson said. "He's just so charming and so humble. You would never know that he's the greatest wrestler of all time just by looking, because he's so sweet. He's a sweetheart. He's a good kid."


According to the brothers, they got Okada set up with their agent, Barry Bloom, which helped make the former NJPW star even more rich than he already was. After continuing to praise Okada, Matt circled back to the topic of Omega and Page, stating that he hated the fact that he had to decide to kick them out but hoped they understood as businessmen.

Status of Omega and Page, History Between Okada and the Young Bucks

Omega has been out of action since December of last year when the former AEW World Champion realized he was dealing with a case of diverticulitis. As of now, there is no timetable for Omega's return, with AEW CEO Tony Khan recently indicating that he wasn't sure Omega would be back in time for the company's upcoming return to Canada in May.


As for Page, he has been very active on AEW TV as of late but is now expected to take some time off. Page competed in a three-way for the AEW World Championship at AEW Revolution this past Sunday, and the match saw Page attacking referees before eventually tapping out to champion Samoa Joe. For a time, it was reportedly unclear if Page would be able to perform at Revolution, and the former AEW World Champion will now spend some time away dealing with a personal issue.

While the partnership between Okada and the Young Bucks was a surprise, an alliance between the three makes sense. Okada and the Jackson brothers have been close friends for many years, dating back to their time in TNA Wrestling together in 2010 and 2011. They would later spend a great deal of time together in NJPW as well.


Okada and the Young Bucks are set to make their AEW trios debut later this week on "AEW Collision." Their opponents for Saturday's match have yet to be revealed.