The Watch List takes a look at what matches you should be watching while you’re at home and they come recommended by your favorite professional wrestling stars. WrestleZone recently spoke with The Acclaimed, who are quickly becoming one of the most popular teams in All Elite Wrestling.
Anthony Bowens and Max Caster weren’t a team until Tony Khan put them together in AEW, and despite the short time they’ve been together, they have amassed a considerable amount of wins. They soon found themselves in the main event and despite losing the title match, they both know the one match they’d pick to show people to demonstrate their greatness.
Bowens: “I think it’s gotta be the main event with The Young Bucks. For a while, we’d been trying to really cement ourselves and prove ourselves to everyone, whether it’s fans, whether it’s AEW, and I think that cemented us like, hey, The Acclaimed are here in AEW. We’re the real deal, we’re a force to be reckoned with for years to come.”
“We just needed that opportunity on a big stage to show that we can handle the pressure of being in the main event, to show that we can handle the pressure of wrestling one of the best tag teams in the world and I think we knocked it out of the park completely and we’re excited for future opportunities and whatever comes next. Tag Team Title match. The Acclaimed are gonna bring it.”
Caster: “On another note, after that match, I think I people looked at us a lot differently, at least at the arena there. People were like ‘OK, these guys aren’t just big jacked guys, they’re not just random guys that we threw together. They actually are really good’ and it took that to prove to everybody that The Acclaimed actually comes with a lot of acclaim. So the Young Bucks match, [I’m] most proud of that. Very happy with that and just the response has been crazy and since then, I think it’s all uphill.
Check out our full interview with The Acclaimed at this link; you can also check out some full-length matches from their respective singles careers, and their recent match on AEW Dark below:
Jordynne Grace vs Anthony Bowens
Battle Club Pro “One For All” — January 4, 2020
Anthony Bowens v Richard Holliday
Beyond Championship Wrestling — March 1, 2020
Shawn Spears vs. “Platinum” Max Caster
AEW Dark — June 30, 2020
Allie Kat vs. Max Caster w/ Shook Crew
Beyond Wrestling Two Weeks Notice — July 26, 2020
The Acclaimed vs. Ryzin & Danny Limelight
AEW Dark — February 2, 2021