The Young Bucks' social media dynamic has changed in recent months, but they believe it is for the better.
A couple of months ago, both Nick and Matt Jackson deleted their Twitter accounts, much to the surprise of many. As a result, they believe that AEW Dynamite has been a better show as a result, according to an interview they did with Sporting News.
Nick, in particular, spoke about a moment at home involving his children that made him realize that social media was starting to creep into his home life and wanted to cut social media out before it got too out of hand.
"There's one particular moment where it hit me where I was reading stuff about the show, and my kids were playing, and they were like, 'Daddy come play with me.' And I wasn't listening to them. They had to shake me and said, 'Daddy, come play with me.' And then I looked at my phone and was like, 'What am I doing? I'm wasting time on this fake thing that doesn't matter. It doesn't affect my life. I'm taking time doing this instead of playing with my children at home. How selfish of a human being am I to do this?' It hit me. I was like, 'You know what, that's it. I'm done with it.' It's been a few months now that I haven't even looked at it. It's really changed my life in that regard," Nick said.
When it comes to AEW and how that's changed in the past couple of months, the duo believe that the absence of social media in their lives helped with their creativity and as a result, AEW's shows have been better.
"I was going to add that it's also helped spark our creativity. I think the shows have been a lot better since we got off because when you read something and whether you're going to believe it or not, it's still in the back of your mind, and maybe subconsciously, you're thinking about it. It started to start changing the way you feel about the shows and your creativity. For me, it stifled me. You'd have a great match or great show, and I would read a comment, and I'd be hot rolling my eyes. But then again, like, maybe it did play a factor and certain ways I saw it and perhaps I misjudged it, and I'm like, 'Wait, did we not have a good show?' I thought it was, and then I realized, 'Wait a minute now, like, you're never going to be able to make everybody happy. It's absolutely impossible,'" Matt said.
Matt noted the emotional highs and lows people like The Young Bucks go through on social media and how it may not be healthy for them to obsess over it. The Young Bucks still have their YouTube series "Being The Elite" and they believe it is still an effective tool to reach their fans on social media.
"On the same breath, though, it's also not good mentally to read the extreme good about yourself. It's like this emotional roller-coaster ride, and you put yourself through it. It's just not a healthy thing to sit there and read about yourself. We still are on social media. We do have a presence, and I still do have a Twitter account. I'm not controlling it anymore. I still have Instagram, and we still have Being The Elite, which, in my eyes, is what truly brought us to the dance. That's where I communicate with my fans the most, and that's where I express myself the most. We're still available to our fans. We're the most accessible wrestlers in the world. We're going to maintain that and be like that forever," Matt said.
The Young Bucks will challenge for the AEW World Tag Team Championship when they face Kenny Omega and Hangman Page at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view on February 29. Fightful will have live coverage of the show.