Last Wednesday, Nick Jackson of independent and international tag team wrestling sensations The Young Bucks sent out a series of tweets that seemed to be teasing a big move for he and his brother Matt...
It's pretty ironic we've lost the PWG, ROH, and IWGP Tag championships in a matter of a month.....— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) July 30, 2014
Pretty ironic that these coke bottles were sitting near tag team championship belts. pic.twitter.com/Z3vGqUbfjJ— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) July 30, 2014
I wonder where our careers will take us nxt?— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) July 31, 2014
If you're like me, you figured the Bucks chances of ever signing a WWE contract forever went up in smoke after the widespread rumors that their last tryout with the company ended with Matt & Nick being buried by numerous veterans for failing to adhere to the carny tradition of shaking every other wrestler's hand every time you see them (and if you think that sounds ridiculous, so do some wrestlers - watch Shawn Michaels talk about it...but he still does it).
According to the legend, the leader of the "don't ever sign those disrespectful vanilla midgets" brigade was Booker T. Well, the five-time WCW champion was in New York this weekend working the Northeast Wrestling show headlined by the Bucks vs. Matt and Jeff Hardy. The biggest name on the indy circuit who is assumed but unconfirmed to be headed to WWE Developmental, Kevin Steen, was also at that show. And in addition to continuing to tease his own signing, Mr. Wrestling tweeted out this picture from backstage at Wrestling Under the Stars III:
Tonight, I wrestled Jerry Lawler, the Bucks wrestled the Hardy Boyz but THIS is the most amazing thing that happened. pic.twitter.com/vQ3brycyxL— Kevin Steen (@FightSteenFight) August 3, 2014
Matt sent out the same picture with the following message:
Was it all an #angle? pic.twitter.com/wQcwKGYqa4— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) August 3, 2014
The Jacksons are pretty hilarious on social media, and never afraid to play up their heelish characters with a little trolling of the internet wrestling community (IWC). But this seems like more than that. If there was nothing going on between the Young Bucks and WWE, tweets could bring heat down on them and Steen at a time where it seems like the only chance to wrestle at a nationally televised level is with Vince McMahon's company.
Will we soon have an NXT roster that includes Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Kenta, Prince Devitt, Kevin Steen and The Young Bucks? To eventual reinforce a WWE roster of Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper and Cesaro?
I'll be in my bunk.