Nick Jackson gets title shot at AEW Dynamite's 4th Anniversary

Epic showdown awaits as Jackson eyes individual glory in AEW

by Noman Rasool
Nick Jackson gets title shot at AEW Dynamite's 4th Anniversary
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On October 2nd, 2019, wrestling enthusiasts witnessed history unfold as the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite premiered. The evening culminated in a pivotal showdown where The Young Bucks, consisting of Nick and Matt Jackson, along with Kenny Omega, faced a momentary setback.

The trio fell to Chris Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz, leading to the formation of Jericho's influential Inner Circle, overshadowing the notable prowess of The Elite. Fast forward to October 4th, 2023, a pivotal moment beckons for Nick Jackson from The Young Bucks.

As AEW’s signature program marks its 4th anniversary, Jackson stands on the cusp of a rare individual triumph, venturing outside his familiar territory of tag team battles. Denver's recent Dynamite episode showcased Nick Jackson's tenacity.

Competing in a fierce three-way clash alongside renowned wrestlers Claudio Castagnoli and Brian Cage, the objective was clear: ascertain the contender for Rey Fenix's coveted AEW International Championship. Emerging victorious, Jackson has now cemented his challenge against Fenix, with the bout scheduled in Jackson's home turf of California.

Earlier in that same evening, Rey Fenix exemplified his championship mettle. Jeff Jarrett, seizing the opportunity, responded to Fenix's open challenge. Nevertheless, Fenix demonstrated why he's the reigning International Champion, securing a commendable win.

However, an underlying question persists: Has Nick Jackson ever clinched a singles title?

Jackson's Singles Pursuit

While Nick Jackson's legacy, alongside his brother Matt, in the tag team dominion of numerous promotions remains unparalleled, a singular achievement has eluded him.

The duo, in collaboration with Hangman Adam Page, presently holds the ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Yet, despite a stellar career spanning nearly two decades, the younger Jackson sibling is yet to grasp a singles accolade.

This impending duel against Rey Fenix stands as his maiden attempt to seize such a title during his illustrious AEW tenure. It remains to be seen whether Nick Jackson can translate his tag team brilliance into singles success. One thing's for certain: wrestling aficionados are in for a treat as two titans lock horns in this anticipated matchup.