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Indie Wrestling News: The Young Bucks say that they will not go to GFW

The Young Bucks respond in typical fashion to a question about a possible GFW run.


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Matt and Nick Jackson

What’s the story?

The Young Bucks were recently quizzed via Twitter about their thoughts on a possible return to GFW. And as you might have guessed, the Bucks took the question totally seriously and responded in only the most diplomatic of ways.

Spoilers: they didn’t. Instead, Nick Jackson pointed us in the direction of a certain Vince McMahon’s theme song in our search for an answer…

In case you didn’t know…

The Young Bucks were previously with TNA, the company now owned by GFW, between 2009 and 2011, before making a brief return in 2013. During those runs, they were given the ring names Max and Jeremy Buck and were collectively known as Generation Me.

After a grand total of zero TNA tag team titles, the pair left the company and looked to reinvent themselves. Safe to say, they did just that, establishing themselves as the unofficial kings of independent wrestling and become arguably the hottest act outside of WWE.

No wonder they’re in no rush to head back to their old haunts...

Going in depth

It isn’t really any wonder the Young Bucks aren’t interested in a GFW run. In the past year alone, they’ve been ROH, PWG and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, while their YouTube channel, Being the Elite, has seen their popularity skyrocket, to the point that their Bullet Club merch is now being stocked in Hot Topic stores nationwide.

What's next?

Really, it’s a case of business as usual as far as the Young Bucks are concerned. This weekend, they’ll be turning out for PWG at the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles, teaming with Kenny Omega on Saturday night to face Rey Fenix, Flamita and Penta El 0M.

Following that, amidst various other indie bookings, they’ll likely be defending their ROH tag titles at the Death Before Dishonor show in three weeks’ time on Sep 22.

Author’s take

Again, news of the Young Bucks' lack of interest in a GFW run really shouldn’t come as a great surprise. That’s not necessarily a knock on GFW, but given the Bucks’ schedule and this wave their riding of late, there’s really no value in adding GFW to their already-extensive list of commitments.


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