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The Young Bucks’s future is set – one of the top independent tag teams in pro wrestling will be a fixture of the Ring of Honor roster.
ROH announced Wednesday morning that the Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) have signed “exclusive contracts with Ring of Honor,” ending months of speculation on where the Bucks will end up in their search for a regular home. The length is “over one year,” according to former TMZ producer Ryan Satin.
“We evaluate the landscape right now, we look around at professional wrestling, and everything is evolving. Tag team wrestling is what we do, and this place has the best tag team division in the world, and we want the best competition,” said Matt Jackson in a press release. “We want the best matches. It’s all about quality for us. We call Ring of Honor home; you’ll be seeing a lot of us.”
Matt Jackson was more revealing on Twitter: “We went with the best offer. Period. It’s unique & business-changing. We’re excited for this next chapter.”
One of the “unique” aspects of the deal is the Young Bucks being able to keep their lucrative “Pro Wrestling Tees” store, PWTorch columnist Sean Radican has learned.
Plus, the Bucks will continue to be part of New Japan Pro Wrestling, which has an existing partnership with ROH. PWTorch has also learned that the Bucks will be able to continue wrestling for PWG in their home base of Southern California.
The Bucks will also be able to take international dates if the bookings do not interfere with ROH’s schedule.
Their final non-PWG independent dates will be December 17 and 20 for 2CW Wrestling in New York, they announced on Twitter.