Tony Khan Says Jesse Armstrong Was 'Very Kind' Regarding Young Bucks Using 'Succession' As Inspiration

Tony Khan says that the Young Bucks are inspired by Succession.

The duo of Matthew and Nicholas Jackson returned to All Elite Wrestling in January 2024 with a completely new presentation. After a quick feud with Sting and Darby Allin, the Bucks will now look to win gold again, as they are set to face FTR at AEW Dynasty in a match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships.

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While speaking on the AEW Dynasty media call, Tony Khan talked about being friends with Jesse Armstong, the creator of the popular television series known as Succession. Khan then went on to state that the new presentation of the Bucks is slightly inspired by the television show.

"I was very fortunate to befriend Jesse Armstrong. He got caught by the wrestling media sitting with me at a Fulham match. In addition to being a Fulham supporter, he’s a brilliant brilliant writer and a really nice guy. I’ve enjoyed talking to him. He, inadvertently, helped inspire this change. Matt and Nick mentioned to me, we were talking about changes for 2024, and they asked about something inspired by Succession. I had a meeting with them and a lot of the team in Jacksonville on January 10 and it was surreal because Matt, Nick, and I have spent weeks of our lives in this office in Jacksonville and I had a big vision for where we would go. They had an idea of a presentation that was their idea, and it’s been tremendous, of utilizing Succession. I was able to tell Jesse straight up to his face that there are wrestlers on our show that are very inspired by Succession and their theme song may or may not be similar to the Succession theme song. He was very kind about it. Matt and Nick brought it up and I thought it was a great idea. I’m such a big Succession fan. We started working on it late last year and January 10 we had this meeting, it was a good meeting, and I laid out ideas for upcoming events. So far, it has all played out exactly like we talked about. I’m really excited on where we’re at now"

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