The Young Bucks recently gave an interview with talksSPORT’s Alex McCarthy where they spoke about a variety of topics including AEW’s future in the global market.
McCarthy asked the brothers if AEW was going to have a TV deal to air the show in the UK. According to them, the company is still in negotiations, but they implied that UK wrestling fans would have something to look forward to.
“I wish I could shout what I know from the rooftops,” Matt said while declining to give any details.
The Young Bucks were also asked about the debut of NXT on the USA Network this week on a timeslot that would make it direct competition for AEW’s own TV show on TNT. AEW on TNT is debuting on October 2.
According to the brothers, they knew that the WWE would do some sort of move to pit themselves against AEW as “it’s Vince McMahon”.
“He’s done this for years and years! He’s tried to kill territories his whole career so what he’s trying to do is kill us from the start,” said Nick.
“But, you know what?” he continued. “I feel like it’s not going to happen this time around because wrestling fans need this and wrestling fans know that they need this. If it’s 20 years since we had a real, true alternative, I feel fans finally understand that and they know that and feel the momentum. I feel like we’re ready for it.”
Matt echoed his brother’s confidence saying that the competition would bring more attention to AEW and in the end make both shows better.
“It’s going to make their product better, our product better because they’re competing head-to-head with us and they have to put on a better show,” said Matt.
The brothers also said that they watched “some” of NXT’s first live TV show because they still have friends on NXT.
“I’m rooting for them,” said Matt. “I want them to have a good show. Ours is just going to be better.”