Matt and Nick Jackson, the Young Bucks, are one of the greatest professional wrestling tag teams of all-time with fans all over the world. The duo is especially notable because they got to this status and tremendous fame without ever going to work for WWE, the largest professional wrestling company in the world.
This book tells the story of their journey from the backgrounds of their parent’s home in Southern California to wrestling on television in front of millions of people for a company they helped create.
The brothers tell their story in this book starting from the beginning as two young boys with a dream. From their father building them a ring in their backyard to running their own shows to their first big break when they signed with Total Nonstop Action. The book goes through the setbacks at this time and how Matt nearly gave up on the dream.
That setback changed the course of history for professional wrestling as from that moment on, the two started doing things their own way. That change in philosophy lead to a ton of success for the brothers to the point where they were the hottest act in professional wrestling. Their success lead them to running their own event called All In with Cody Rhodes that ended up becoming the most successful non-WWE show in twenty years. That event set the groundwork for what would become All Elite Wrestling and a national television company.
While AEW is a huge company today, it might have never happened without the vision and drive of these two men. Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues is a story of undying ambition and perseverance that has to be read to be believed.
Young Bucks Books
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Young Bucks Career
- 4x PWG World Tag Team Champions
- 3x Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament Winners
- 3x ROH World Tag Team Champions
- 7x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions
- IWGP Tag Team Champions
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag Team of the Year 2014-2018
- AEW World Tag Team Champions
About the Author
The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, are a professional wrestling tag team out of Southern California. The two are considered to be one of the greatest tag teams of all-time as well as one of the most influential. Their success changed the business for independent wrestlers as they proved that you don’t need to work for WWE to be successful in the business. The success of All In, an event they independently produced and sold 11,263 tickets for, ultimately lead to the creation of All Elite Wrestling.
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A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex by Chris Jericho: Jericho has written many books, but the closest to the experience of the Young Bucks can be found in his first book. This book takes you through the early years of Jericho’s career as he works everywhere from Mexico to Japan to ECW.
Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution by Keith Elliot Greenberg: Considering this book takes its name and cover from the Bullet Club, it’s fair to say that the Young Bucks are a big part of it. This book looks into the growth of independent wrestling, the success of All In, and how the wrestling industry transformed in just a few short years.
Killing the Business Podcasts
AEW Unrestricted – The Young Bucks: Matt and Nick go in-depth on their career with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards on the official AEW podcast.
The Art of Wrestling – Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks: Colt Cabana is one of key figures on the independent wrestling scene and his podcast is a must-listen for any wrestling fan. This November 2017 episode is the last time the Bucks were on the show and came at a very interesting time in their career.