The Young Bucks were recently interviewed by Chuck Carroll of CBS Local Sports where they spoke on their success, name and adding Marty Scurll to their faction.

On why The Bullet Club is so popular:

Matt: “The reason the Bullet Club became so popular is because a lot of that [18 to 30-year-old] demographic grew up watching the nWo, and we’re very similar to that act. I feel like we’ve gotten a lot of that fan base because of it.”

On there now being alternatives to WWE:

Matt: “It’s crazy to see. In about 14 years of wrestling that we’ve been part of… we’ve never seen wrestling as hot on this level.”

On if goals have shifted:

Nick: “Oh yeah … It seems like a lot of the guys these days in the WWE talk to us. They ask us questions and want to see how we’re doing, and they see that we’re doing well. So, I think that it opens up their mind like, “hey, there’s life after WWE.” If, for some reason, they get fired or they want to go away, they know there’s a place to go where they can make a good amount of money.”

Matt: “Back in the day you used to have WCW and even ECW to go to. Now, we don’t really have those options. I guess New Japan is a viable option, but nowadays it’s not necessarily one company. It’s betting on yourself and working for yourself and being independent. The fact that we’re two of the guys at the forefront, steering the ship, and telling the boys there are other options. If you’re unhappy then quit and make yourself happy and more valuable. Bet on yourself. A guy like Cody Rhodes is a great example, because he wasn’t happy the way they were using him, and he left. Now he’s more valuable and over doing what he’s doing now than when he was on TV every week.”

On their brand and who they feel is right in the Hardy lawsuit case:

Matt: “That’s a tough situation. Of course, the Hardys are my boys, and I’m going to side with them. I kind of saw the whole movement taking place. I remember communicating with Matt throughout the whole thing and him telling us a lot of the stuff that was going to happen. It was his genius that put together the whole thing. We were actually supposed to do one of the matches in his backyard [at the Hardy Compound], but it didn’t work out. They were telling us everything that was going to happen three months ahead of time. I knew for sure that it was Matt’s brainchild. As an artist, I respect what he did, and I have to side with him because I know it was all his doing. It’s tough though, because I don’t know all of the technicalities, and I’d have to read the contracts and wording. It’s a really complicated situation. I don’t know legally who should own it, but I can’t say that I’m on a corporate company’s side because that’s not the type of person I am.”

“As far as whether Nick and I would ever find ourselves in a situation like that, I don’t think so. We’ve been The Young Bucks for so many years, and we’ve been Matt and Nick Jackson. I have those trademarked so I own those. I own the Super Kick Party trademark. A lot of the stuff we’ve actually legally backed ourselves up. I don’t think that Ring of Honor has the type of pettiness that they would come after us for certain things that we’ve done. We were doing Super Kick Parties long before Ring of Honor. I think we’re in a situation where we’d be okay.”

Nick: “The only way I could see that happening is if we took Bullet Club to somewhere other than New Japan or ROH. But that would never happen.”

On if they think this is seen as an eye opener:

Matt: “In my opinion, most of the boys don’t think ahead. They have tunnel vision. My opinion is that 99 percent of the boys just go, “okay, okay, whatever it takes to get to Vince [McMahon] to work for WWE. I don’t care what I have to do to get there, I don’t care if they change my name or own my name, I’ll sign anything over. I’ll even sign for the lowest figure as long as I have WWE’s logo on my check.” I think the boys are all marks for the Fed. That’s a problem, because when more and more marks sign with them for low wages then WWE knows they can sign anybody and give them anything. That makes it tougher for guys that want to negotiate with other companies.”

On if they like seeing Bullet Club shirts on WWE programming:

Nick: “(chuckles) I don’t have time to watch any of it. The only way I follow the stuff that’s going on over there is my Twitter timeline. I swear every Monday and Tuesday or whenever NXT is shown, my timeline is flooded with pictures of Young Bucks t-shirts. That’s pretty cool. I remember thinking back in the day that if I saw one of my t-shirts on television I would feel like I made it. It happens on a weekly basis now, so that’s pretty cool.”

On Marty Scurll joining The Bullet Club:

Nick: “As soon as he started with ROH he started riding with us. So we had a connection with him really quickly. We’d joke around it’d be great for him to join The Bullet Club without knowing what was coming in just a couple months. Finally, one day Marty said he got a call from Tiger Hattori saying they wanted him to join The Bullet Club and he told us right away. We thought, “oh man, this is perfect.” … It’s funny though because they just wanted to announce it on Twitter that he had joined The Bullet Club, and Matt and I right away said there’s no way that could be the case at all. We got a gameplan going. Us, Marty and Kenny [Omega] were in the UK at the time. So, we came up with that whole storyline that everyone saw come to life in New York. It was awesome.”

Matt: “I remember that day we were in the UK, and Marty was panicked because he was like, “we can’t just announce this on Twitter. This is a huge opportunity.” We agreed. So, Marty hit up Hunter Johnston who books for ROH, and he told him to talk to us to come up with something. That’s great because when the booker says to talk to The Bucks, it’s like we have all the creative freedom we want to execute this thing exactly how we wanted. That night knew we had to shoot some vignettes. We didn’t know if they would use them, but we were so dead set on making the angle we came up with work that we just shot it anyway and thought we’d present it to them when we pitched the idea. We were up at probably four in the morning shooting a vignette with Kenny that would later appear on the big screen. Then we did this quick zoom out, and it turns out that Marty has been standing there the whole time. I came up with the entire pitch on a really longwinded email, and I sent it to Ring of Honor. I said this is what we’re going to do, and we already have the promos to do it. I think it was so good they basically said, “yeah, we have to do this.”

“We knew we had to take the focus off [Adam] Cole leaving, because a lot of people were going to get stuck on that. It was just a little over a year ago that they lost AJ Styles and Gallows and Anderson. We knew they had to capitalize on a guy like Marty coming over, because he was getting white hot. … Marty joining was almost a bigger story than Adam leaving.”

On mental illness:

Matt: “I think it’s ever since we’ve started filming the Being Elite show. … I get a lot of really emotional tweets, people struggling with anxiety and depression and how our show helps them get through these things and cope with the mental pain and disorders they’re going through. I also have family members that have suffered some of the things. … It seems like a lot of fans in the wrestling community are going through this, or maybe they’re just more open about it. I just wanted to put that out there to show people that if you want someone to talk to, we’re always there.”

“One thing I think is a good recipe for putting this away about being sad or mad is laughter. That’s one big thing on Being Elite is that we try to make it a comedy. I feel like laughing is such good medicine for sadness, as obvious as that sounds. It puts you in a positive state of mind, and you just want to have a good time. … We just want to touch people in a positive way. I think that was the reason we got into the business in the first place. I think it took us 10 years to figure that out. You’re not just out there having wrestling matches to having wrestling matches. You’re actually touching people and helping them better their lives.”

If you’d like to see The Young Bucks in action, we highly recommend this video Matt Hardy uploaded to his official YouTube channel featuring The Hardy Boyz facing against The Young Bucks:

Hardyz vs Young Bucks FULL MATCH

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