The Young Bucks are truly geniuses as far as the business side of pro wrestling is concerned because they are experts in selling merchandise. They have cashed in on variety of incidents over the years, especially when it came to WWE. William Regal also didn’t push WWE to sign them for an odd reason.

The Young Bucks are always in the discussion when it comes to being the greatest tag team of all time. They have been able to back up their claims as the team continues to have incredible matches in various promotions.

While speaking on the debut episode of his Gentleman Villain podcast on AdFreeShows, William Regal revealed that he did not push WWE to sigh The Young BUcks during their WWE tryout because he didn’t think they were old enough.

“My first actual day on the job, my first day as the, and I didn’t even have the title then, this was the first day that I was told by Triple H that you’re in charge now of taking care of all the wrestlers who get hired. Even the people who were doing that at the time didn’t know. He already knew that he was moving into a different position and I got to look after that. My first day was after SummerSlam and the first people on the tryout were, when I say tryout, there were a group of extra talent that were brought to every show, and part of that was The Young Bucks. I liked them straight away and we had a great few days together. I talked to them a lot. They had some incredible matches in the afternoon, in fact, I put them on with The Usos to have a tag match I believe on the Monday of Raw and the two teams tore the place down.


That’s probably something that the fans would love to see. I saw it in the afternoon and I was raving about them. I’d been told a few things, now I could have some of these things wrong but there was a few guidelines. The guidelines were, we don’t like to hire anybody under twenty-something, and I don’t remember if it was 22 or 25. The reason being, it’s very hard for them, they can’t even rent a rental car. It was something to do with rental cars. Now I’m just hearing little bits of information from people and I could have this completely wrong, but this is what I remember. I learned this, and I know their story, we’ve talked a little bit and I’ve had different people tell me that they’d already made their minds up and were going to Ring of Honor, they didn’t really care about this gig.

I liked them, but I thought just looking at them, they were like 18 and 19. So after spending the days with them, they went on their way and it wasn’t until after that I found out that they were older than what they were. I know they’ve got stories about certain things that happened that weekend, but I don’t know anything about anything… If I’d have known they were the age they were, I’d have tried really hard to try to get them right on that weekend.”

The Young Bucks also claimed many legendary WWE tag teams would have been fodder for them. The Young Bucks are set to square off against The Hardys at AEW Double Or Nothing. We’ll have to see who will win win in the end.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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