Today, “The Elite” is a top-level brand in the world of wrestling. However, when Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Kenny Omega started to bet on themselves and create the Being The Elite web show, they were all in much different positions in their wrestling career.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, The Young Bucks opened up about how special it was for them to have Kenny Omega come to the ring after they successfully won the AEW Tag Team Championship at AEW Full Gear and share in that moment with them.
“That’s a complete opposite from what we’re used to,” Nick says. “Usually, it was us coming to the ring to celebrate Kenny’s victory. This time, with him coming to congratulate us, it was very special.”
Matt continued, “When we were in the ring after the match, Kenny kept repeating, ‘You did it! You finally did it! Nobody else could hear him but us, and it got emotional for us. Sharing that big moment together meant a lot. The three of us have gone through so much together in that ring. We’ve all literally grown up together, from three poor kids trying to make our names in sweaty bars and gymnasiums on the indie scene, filming silly sketches in between 10-hour bus rides, watching ringside as he and Okada rocked Tokyo Dome. We’ll always have this bond, so it was only appropriate to share such a special moment together.”
Tonight, Matt and Nick Jackson begin their run as AEW Tag Team Champions while Kenny Omega sets his sights on Jon Moxley and the AEW World Heavyweight Championship. WrestleZone we’ll have live coverage of Dynamite beginning tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern