The Young Bucks have accomplished pretty much everything a tag team can outside of WWE. They aren’t in any rush to sign with the biggest pro wrestling company in the world, either, as they’re making a whole bunch of money and winning over a whole bunch of fans through their work in Ring of Honor and New Japan, as well as sporadic independent dates all over the planet.
But while they opted to sign with ROH over WWE last year, you can be certain that Matt and Nick Jackson are very much on WWE’s radar. This was especially apparent during WrestleMania weekend, when the Bucks took on Matt and Jeff Hardy in a ladder match for the ROH tag titles just 24 hours before the Hardys made their spectacular surprise return at WrestleMania 33.
Because they had such a high-profile match, and because WWE had so much riding on the Hardys being well enough to actually make their return in a SECOND ladder match in Orlando, WWE sent a message to the Young Bucks before the match … and the message came from Vince McMahon himself. During an appearance on Edge and Christian’s podcast, Matt Jackson spilled the beans on when he had the beans spilled to him. (Transcript via Still Real To Us.)