The Young Bucks Are Back

Matt & Nick Jackson are the talk of the wrestling world.

Fresh from a frustrating run in TNA, under the moniker “Generation Me”, this high-flying duo are now amongst wrestling’s most sought-after free agents.

These SoCal natives recently created a major buzz, after receiving a WWE try-out, in their home state.  Prior to August 15th’s Monday Night Raw tapings, in San Diego, the duo wrestled fellow West Coast indy regulars Joey Ryan and Scorpio Sky, sparking rumours of an imminent tag team renaissance­, in the WWE.

Back in June, whilst still under contract to TNA, the Bucks (then known as Max & Jeremy) made a special DVD-only appearance at ROH’s ‘Best in the World 2011’ event.

Much to the disappointment of the New York crowd, the high-octane contest, with Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly, ended abruptly, when another young ROH team took it upon themselves to go against to company’s strict Code of Honor.

The interfering Harlem & Lancelot Bravado have long complained about being underutilised and have directed their anger at fellow rookies Cole & O’Reilly, in a long-running rivalry.

Hoping to put the issue to bed, once and for all, Cole & O’Reilly again collided with the ROH Academy Graduates, at ‘Tag Team Turmoil 2011’. The team now known as “FutureShock” soundly beat the Bravados, in the process earning themselves a guarantee shot at, ROH World Tag Team Champions, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin.

Despite this loss, the Bravados continue to stir the pot and the heat is, most definitely, still on.

Against this backdrop, at Death Before Dishonor IX, on September 17th, the emancipated Jackson brothers, will make what could be the first of many return appearances in ROH.

A strong showing, at this event, will go a long way towards convincing ROH officials that “Mr. Instant Replay” and “Slick Nick” are worthy of becoming regular ROH fixtures, for the second time in their careers.

Matt & Nick are vocal about how much an ROH return appeals to them and they are, undoubtedly, ready to show an international iPPV audience what true tag team wrestling is all about. They also have the added motivating factor of some unfinished business, with both the Bravados and FutureShock.

No more Generation Me. No more Max and Jeremy. The Young Bucks are back and they’re looking for a home.

FutureShock vs. Bravados vs. Young Bucks. ROH Death Before Dishonor IX, from the Manhattan Center, Grand Ballroom in New York City. September 17th. Exclusively on

Dave Wood

Dave is a former member of the ROHWorld team who wrote feature articles on a semi-regular basis.