Not only did The Young Bucks turn down a reportedly incredible offer from WWE, but they would have also had a big role to play at WrestleMania.
Most of the biggest wrestling news so far in 2019 has revolved around All Elite Wrestling. More specifically, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega. Rhodes and The Bucks turned down substantial WWE offers in favor of joining AEW, and it seems likely that Omega has done the same.
While none of the reports have been confirmed by the men themselves, the offer The Bucks received from WWE sounds as if it was too good to turn down. Well, at least to anyone else apart from Matt and Nick Jackson. The pair would have reportedly been making as much money as AJ Styles and Being The Elite would have had a spot on the WWE Network.
On top of that, Triple H apparently suggested a six-month window in which the brothers could leave if they didn't like how things were going. If true, that's unheard of in WWE. The Game and Vince McMahon won't be happy to have been snubbed by the indie darlings either as apparently they had big plans for The Elite members.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he was told that the plan was for The Bucks to debut at the Royal Rumble. As if that wasn't big enough, the plan was to build from there to a marquee match at WrestleMania. So for those keeping count, Matt and Nick reportedly turned down a lot of money, a spot for their show on the WWE Network, a Royal Rumble debut, and a marquee match at WrestleMania. Oh, and the six-month get-out clause.
One thing is for sure, AEW better work out. If it doesn't, Rhodes and The Bucks may very well be left kicking themselves. In fairness, AEW's future does look promising. The company has a billionaire backer and already has some big names attached to it. All it needs now is a good TV deal and an official start date. Exciting times ahead, and hopefully not ones that will lead to The Bucks regretting the decisions they have made.