For much of the past decade, The Young Bucks‘ brother tandem of Matt and Nick Jackson have been arguably the industry’s best tag team. Their lifelong devotion to the craft and tag team wrestling has fuelled them to near unparalleled chemistry and a trophy case of tag team championships from NJPW, Ring of Honor, AAA Lucha Libre, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), House of Glory (HOG), and much more. And now, thanks to the events of Being the Elite episode 199 (Part 2 of 3), the brothers will collide in a rare singles match against each other – in a No DQ Falls Count Anywhere Match.
During the episode, both brothers took part in the first ever Under The Limit Battle Royal, featuring other BTE cast members who have taken part in match tapings for the show – SCU’s Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky, Brandon Cutler, Peter Avalon, and indie tag team Team High Risk (Simon Lotto & Steven Andrews). The reward was the opportunity to headline the upcoming 200th episode of Being The Elite in a match of their choosing.
Nick Jackson has been notably absent from AEW television since March 11’s episode of AEW Dynamite, when Jackson was attacked by Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle and taken out by ambulance. He returned on BTE on April 6 to join Matt in Young Bucks tag team action against High Risk, but has been insisting to Matt that he needed “one certain match” to find out if he was 100% ready to return to full-time AEW action. Matt rebuffed this idea as too dangerous a risk to take, but after Nick Jackson threw out his brother to win the Under The Limit Battle Royal on Tuesday, Nick made it official – he would be facing his brother next week in a No DQ Falls Count Anywhere match.
It will mark the first time that Matt and Nick have faced off in singles action since 2010’s 16 Carat Gold tournament in Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), where Nick defeated his brother. Prior to that, they last faced off in singles action in a time-limit draw in the Inland Title series with California’s Empire Wrestling Federation in 2008. They also had singles matches early in the career with local indie Hybrid Pro Wrestling (HPW).
Will Nick go up 3-0-1 against his brother Matt in singles competition or will Matt finally get a win over his younger brother? Is this the beginning of the implosion of The Young Bucks? We’ll find out next Monday on the historic 200th episode of Being The Elite.
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