The Young Bucks Discuss Decision To Have FTR Match During Pandemic Era

Whilst they acknowledge that the build for the match may been a bit rushed, The Young Bucks feel their match with FTR was “a love letter to tag team wrestling”.

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After many years of building the match, The Young Bucks finally battled FTR at AEW Full Gear in November.

During a recent interview with The Walkway To Fight Club podcast, the Bucks discussed the fact the match happened without fans in attendance.

Matt Jackson talked about how they had tried to wait, but in the end Tony Khan made the decision it had to happen – and feels he was right.

We talked about it. But he truth is, nobody knows when the world is gonna open up again. And you know, we suggested in the very beginning, ‘We’ve gotta save this for the fans.’ And then this thing keeps getting longer, and worse and worse. And it’s just, finally it gets to the point where it’s like, ‘What are we waiting for? We can’t just keep waiting and we can’t hold back, because who knows? This can go another year. And by the time we finally do it a year later, do people even care at that point?’ Do you know what I mean?

So it was Tony’s call to finally just do it. Because we were even suggesting trying to hold off until Revolution. And he said, ‘Nope, now’s the time to do it. We’re doing it.’ So — and in retrospect, in hindsight, he was right. Because it really did work out, and it did deliver. Would I be saying the same thing if the match didn’t deliver? I’d probably be pissed off right now! But the fact that the four of us delivered what a lot of people are seeing as a classic now. It’s like, I think people will only remember the match for that, for a love letter to tag team wrestling.

Many were critical that the match seemed to come about with very little build on television after years of online spats between the teams.

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Matt agrees it could have been a little longer, however feels people will remember the match rather than the hype.

And you know, the build maybe could have gone a little bit longer. Maybe, people said it was a little rushed. But again, I think at the end of the day, nobody’s even gonna think about that. They’re just gonna think about the match.

Like, Nick made a great point. Nobody thinks about when Hogan and Rock wrestled, nobody thinks about the fact — what was it? There was a Diesel involved, and someone got killed? Nobody thinks about that, they think about the match they had.

And I’m not comparing our match to that match. I’m just saying, it’s two different matches. But nobody thinks about the build, they think about delivery of the match. And I think we stuck the landing.

With thanks to 411 Mania for the transcription.