Bear Country have become a staple of the AEW tag team division. The imposing pair signed with AEW in May. It turned out that MJF was a fan of Bear Bronson and Bear Boulder and went to bat for AEW to sign the team.
Before the arrival of All Elite Wrestling, there were very few options for tag team wrestlers. WWE is known for randomly slapping teams together out of singles wrestlers and even disregarding tag team wrestling completely.
There were only so many spots and so much money going around between Impact and Ring of Honor. Without an option, the team was forced to seriously consider moving on as singles competitors.
These lean times almost led Bear Country to a break up, according to a recent interview with Bear Boulder. Speaking to Nicholson Student Media at the University of Central Florida, Boulder was candid about his bleak outlook for the future of the duo.
“Me and Joe [Bronson] actually thought about splitting up for a little while. But then when we got the shot at AEW, and after we killed it in our first time there, the fire was literally just back, like that. … The fire reignited in that instant.”
Bear Country survived the near-split and now hope to make a move towards winning gold in AEW. The team is most well-known amongst AEW fans as the opponents of Jurassic Express in a “Godzilla vs Kong” match on Dynamite back in April.
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