Prior to joining All Elite Wrestling, The Young Bucks were among some of the hottest free agents in professional wrestling.
In the past, Matt and Nick Jackson spoke on denying multiple offers from WWE in 2018, and the lengths Triple H went in hopes to sign the brothers.
During a recent interview with Talk N’ Shop, Matt Jackson spoke on how much WWE initially offered them to sign a contract with the company. Jackson was on vacation with his family in Hawaii when he was in talks with Triple H.
“I knew [Good Brothers] money. Everyone else was getting [$150,000] to start. He’s already offering us $500,000 each guaranteed. I’m going, ‘what!’ Right then, we knew our street value. That was the first offer. Basically, he said, ‘by the end of your trip, I would love an answer.’ The whole trip, I’m [stressed]. I kept dragging it out,”
Nick Jackson also spoke on letting Ring Of Honor know they couldn’t afford to re-sign the team.
They couldn’t afford it. We told them, ‘we know we can make a million and that’s our goal, to make seven digits this year.’ They knew they couldn’t come close to that.”
I don’t know how many times I told him no. We must have declined the offer, in the end, I don’t want to exaggerate, it had to have been at least four or five times, and by the end of every conversation he would have another call scheduled with me in two weeks and I would go “how did he do that?” What, I just told him no. We’d be laughing by the end of the conversation.