The Young Bucks climbed to the top of the tag team mountain at AEW Full Gear when they defeated FTR to win the AEW Tag Team Titles.
Many didn't think it would take Matt & Nick Jackson a year to win the AEW Tag Team Titles given their standing in the company both behind the scenes and in terms of popularity, and according to them, they wanted to hold off even longer.
“If we’d won them right away, there wouldn’t have been a struggle for our characters,” Nick told Sports Illustrated. “We actually wanted to hold back for another year, so winning now was a Tony [Khan] call, but I’m glad it happened at the pay-per-view. It felt special, and winning it from FTR in this rivalry, in a match we never thought would happen, took it over the top."
Matt added, "We wanted our story to be painful. So we kept losing, and when you finally thought we’d start winning, we’d lose more. Being fans, we know the feeling of when that pain turns to celebration, and this was the right time for us. We competed in arguably the biggest tag-team match of the last five years and finally won the tag titles in the company we helped start. Does it get any bigger than that?”
The Young Bucks upped the stakes before the bout by declaring that they would never challenge for the AEW Tag Team Titles again had they lost to FTR on Saturday.
It is unknown if the Bucks will appear on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. It was briefly announced that they would be competing against Top Flight, but the match was quickly pulled following the announcement.
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.