The Young Bucks are one of the most popular tag teams in the world and they recently spoke about their original tag team name, The Young Bucks. The Young Bucks were on Talk is Jericho where they first spoke about their EVP roles.
Jericho was also offered to become an AEW EVP, but he declined. "That's one of the things when we first started talking about this, talking about EVPs, there was a idea floated, 'Chris, do you want to be an EVP?' I said, 'Hell no!," Jericho revealed.
"I don't want to do what those guys are doing because I know this s--t is everything." "It's every day," Nick agreed. "I don't think we understood that. We didn't understand all the duties that were going to come along with the job.
We just figured, yeah, we've been booking our own angles on the indies anyways."
The Young Bucks on Their Team Name
The Young Bucks then spoke about their tag team name and how the evolved from becoming a backyard wrestling team to performing for some of the most popular wrestling promotions in the world.
The Young Bucks have never wrestled for WWE though. "I was 'Mr. Instant Replay.' I wore red," Matt recalled. "[Nick was 'Slick Nick'] and he wore blue. It never really crossed our minds, like 'Hey, we want to be a tag team.'
It was just always we wanted to be a singles wrestler, at that time at least. We get to this show where we were just so happy that we even got booked because at the time, we're making $25 a shot, and the guy in charge, he's like, 'I'm gonna pay you guys $75 each.
And we're like, 'Holy crap. $75? We can make a living doing this if this is how we get paid.' So we get booked and we go to the card. "And we're looking everywhere for our names. Where's Mr. Instant Replay and Slick Nick on the card? It's not on the card, and all of a sudden, we ask Joey, 'Hey man, we're here to wrestle.'
He's like, 'Yeah, you're on the card right there against us.' I go, 'Excuse me?' So I look on the thing, and it's Joey and his partner at the time Mongo. "And it says 'vs. Matt and Nick, The Young Bucks,' and I go, 'Why are you calling us Matt and Nick, The Young Bucks?' He's like, 'Dude, I'm gonna be really honest with you, I couldn't remember your guys' names, and when we kept going back to the match and we were talking about it, we just kept referring to you guys as Matt and Nick, those Young Bucks.
So that's just going to be your name today, okay?' Our hearts just sunk. We're like, 'That's great!' And as soon as he walked away, we're in panic mode. We can't be Matt and Nick, The Young Bucks. That's the worst thing ever."