In an update on The Young Bucks-WWE story, Fightful noted that the rumor that The Bucks are sending feelers to friends in WWE is a rumor that has been circulating in WWE since August and a source swore they were asking to hang out with someone in WWE. WWE to speak. management.
However, a source close to The Young Bucks says they haven’t given this indication at all, while someone who has worked with senior people in AEW has said they’ve heard the rumor but don’t believe The Bucks really need to gauge interest because they had discussions with WWE in late 2018/early 2019 before AEW was officially formed.
To make it clear, the rumor came from Ryan Frederick on the Wrestling Observer Board. Frederick covers the MMA coverage in the Observer newsletter and he has resources in the wrestling world. He also confirmed that he had heard this story from multiple sources. You can read what Frederick said by clicking here and this link.
Frederick also added that this is in fact a non-story as each wrestler is expected to send out feelers for both sides to bid against each other and there is no indication that Matt and Nick Jackson have contacted the WWE directly. -management, what if that happened would raise issues of manipulation. None of this means that The Bucks actually want to leave AEW either.
Posting in the same Observer Board thread, Dave Meltzer said the following about when The Bucks and Kenny Omega could become free agents:
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“Kenny’s contract expires in February, but they will probably add the 9-10 months before his absence, so probably end of 2023. We don’t know if they will.
Young Bucks deal will run around January 1, 2024, give or take a week. But not before. I don’t know the actual signing date, but they couldn’t have signed until January 1.