The Young Bucks Discuss Entering Their 'Jordan Fadeaway' Era In Terms Of Wrestling Style

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) are known for their daredevil and risk-taking style, which has helped them become one of the most popular tag teams of this era. 

The Bucks have been performing high risk moves and putting their bodies on the line in all types of various matches throughout the years, leading many to wonder just how long they will be able to last at this pace.

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Speaking to David Penzer on Sitting Ringside, Matt, 35, and Nick, 31, said they have plenty left in the tank even at their current pace. 

"Maybe seven more years, but who knows, it's hard to say. You know how this business is, it's impossible to say 'no' to things. If I can do seven to ten more years at this rate and do the matches I'm doing now, and if I'm feeling the way I'm feeling now, I can easily do it. I feel good right now, maybe because of the limited schedule. That's probably helped our bodies. This pandemic has healed us a bit by being on the road less and doing matches way less than we were in years prior. I hope I can do this as long as possible," said Nick. 

Matt continued, revealing how they've already started to adapt their style to add less wear and tear to their bodies. 

"I remember breaking in, we had this self-destructive style, that we still do to this day. People told us, 'you're never going to last, you'll never do this past a couple of years.' Fast forward to now we're almost 17 years in the business, doing the same exact style. We clearly know what we're doing, we know our limitations, every risk we take is very calculated. We've even started to simplify things, working in a new finisher -- The BTE Trigger, where we throw two knees instead of Nick having to do a springboard flip onto his butt every night with the Meltzer Driver. We are in that [Michael] Jordan phase of our career where we're not just dunking anymore, we're doing the fadeaway jumper. We know our bodies, we're working smarter, and hopefully, we can do this as long as we want and we quit doing it when we want, not because we're forced out," he said.

The Young Bucks are the current AEW Tag Team Champions and recently picked up a victory over The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) on the December 23 AEW Dynamite. 

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