The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) spoke with Rolling Stone on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:
Getting deterred from going to WWE after seeing some wrestlers have issues there:
Nick: "Oh, for sure. What it does is it makes us feel like we're making the right decision currently, because we're happy, we're not mad, we still love professional wrestling, we're not burnt out, our families are happy, we're healthy. When we see things like that, we feel like we're making the right decision. Maybe it's good that we didn't take a risk a few years ago and stuff like that. At the same time, we have friends like AJ Styles who just became world champion again and we know how much money he's making. There's always that golden spoon over there, but for us as a tag team we know that some things like that would never be achievable. It would really just be a fake dream and it wouldn't be something that we'd be interested in. I never got into the business wanting to main event a WrestleMania. I wanted to do cool things with my brother. I hate when most wrestlers say when you get into wrestling, your main goal should be to main event WrestleMania. No, it shouldn't be, because that's fake. No one does that. Only a certain amount of people do that. It's like winning the lottery. If you get into wrestling thinking that you might be able to do that, let me cut your dream off right away and tell you it's not happening."
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan:
Matt: "I talk to him [CM Punk] a lot. I bugged him for like, I don't know, a year or two? I was really aggressive and at one point I realized that I should probably let him make his own decisions. He knows that there's an offer there and he knows that I'm the first phone call that he should make if he decides to get back into the business. He's told me that, he says when or if or ever he does decide to possibly get back into it, I'll be the first guy he calls. It'll be interesting. Whether or not he plays on our team or an opposing team, it'd be fun. When we're talking about guys, another guy would be Bryan Danielson [WWE's Daniel Bryan]. I don't see him necessarily joining Bullet Club, but he'd be a fun guy to wrestle or to work with or whatever. Just to have him in the ring with us would be incredible."
Backstage incident with Booker T and utilizing social media to build their gimmick and find success:
Nick: "I think after we asked for our release in TNA, because we realized we're not going to be on Spike TV every week now. We didn't have anything, and we had to use what we had and that was social media. We knew that we were outgoing – and our personalities are pretty out there and kind of crazy – so we were like, let's just up it up a little on Twitter. It sort of happened that at that time we had a little incident backstage with WWE and Booker T and he didn't like us. He said we were disrespecting all the veterans backstage, which was pretty far-fetched. From there it added to our characters, so we were like, 'You know what, the Internet thinks we're cocky and arrogant, let's just act like we are and make it a whole gimmick.' At that time, no one was doing it on Twitter, so we tried that, and it worked. We were getting bookings just because how arrogant and cocky we were acting."
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(Video courtesy of ROH)
Source: Rolling Stone