The Young Bucks promote 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed'.
Last night The Young Bucks and Cody successfully presented their self-financed 'All In' show live on WGN America, FITE TV and 'HonorClub' which garnered tons of attention and praise on social media. After the event went off the air, the entire Bullet Club came down to the ring to address the sold-out Sears Centre and they told everyone in attendance "thank you" for helping make history. The buck does not stop their for The Elite as NJPW's 'Destruction' tour is set to begin this week and at the end of the month at 'Fighting Spiriting Unleashed', The Young Bucks will be defending their IWGP Tag Team Championships and the new NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Cody is challenging Juice Robinson for the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship.
Prior to 'All In', Matt and Nick Jackson spoke with NJPW1972.com and discussed a plethora of topics including their main-event bout against The Golden Lovers this past March at Strong Style Evolved.
Nick: "When we heard we were the main event of that show we were very excited, even more excited, when it was announced that we are going to wrestle Ibushi, Kenny Omega. But it was a little bittersweet because we are friends with them, so it’s like, I don’t know, it was kind of scary, 'Oh man, I don’t want to hurt my friends, but at same time I want to have a good match.' I wanted to excite all the fans watching live. Let’s go out there to have the best match [to entertain the fans] because they deserve it." Nick said. "We felt like it was probably one of our favorite tag matches we had all year."
Matt: "It was a big opportunity for us because we are here in the home state, California. We were wrestling two of our favorite wrestlers, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and it was a main event." Matt stated. "Maybe we would never have an opportunity like this, so we knew we [had to have] a good performance that night because we might not have a chance like that ever again."
Matt and Nick were asked about former WWE stars working in New Japan Pro Wrestling and they feel that is does nothing but enhance the company. Names like the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Juice Robinson, Beretta and many others have worked for WWE and have become staples in NJPW.
Nick: "I think it’s great. It shows you how big of company New Japan is, and it shows you that even from [a] bigger company like WWE, those superstars want to compete here because they know deep down in their head that this is where the best wrestling is." He expressed.
Matt: "New Japan is the destination now. Everybody wants to come here because has the best wrestlers."
To get a glimpse at the current match card for 'Fighting Spirit Unleashed', click here. Also, if you missed last night's 'All In' festivities then head over to Fightful's live coverage article of the show to get caught up.