WWE really wanted The Young Bucks to come into the company. They were willing to make some pretty big offers to them as well. Of course, they decided to turn down the offer and start All Elite Wrestling instead, but they reportedly had a great deal on the table.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Triple H offered The Young Bucks money that was “roughly the same as WWE Champion AJ Styles.” This is certainly a big price tag, but there was more to the deal that they rejected.
It was also reported that WWE wanted to make Being The Elite a weekly WWE Network show. WWE also gave The Young Bucks another very interesting option to their deal that was noted “I’ve never heard WWE concede on” before.
It is said that WWE offered Nick and Matt Jackson a six-month window in the beginning of their contracts where they could pull out of their three-year deal if they weren’t happy with how they were being used. This would lead us to believe that WWE had big plans for them that they had a lot of faith in.
Of course, The Young bucks declined the offer and are carrying on doing their own thing. It couldn’t have been easy to turn down that kind of deal, but the six-months that it might have taken for The Young Bucks to figure out that they didn’t want to be in WWE could have meant that the window for AEW would have closed as well.