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HUGE AEW stars reveal why they TURNED DOWN WWE to re-sign

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Matt and Nick Jackson, popularly known as The Young Bucks, have shared their reasons for re-signing with AEW instead of moving to WWE.

The Young Bucks, along with Kenny Omega, collectively known as The Elite, have renewed their contracts with AEW, signing multi-year deals.

This decision has sparked curiosity among fans and critics alike, as many wondered why they chose to stay with AEW instead of exploring opportunities with WWE.

When asked about their decision by Sports Illustrated, Matt Jackson explained that they are the ‘E’ in AEW, the main characters of the company. He emphasized that they are the DNA of AEW, and if the foundation of a company is lost, it eventually collapses. This sense of responsibility and ownership played a significant role in their decision to stay.

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Balancing Professional and Personal Life

Nick Jackson, on the other hand, highlighted the importance of work-life balance in their decision-making process:

He mentioned that the schedule was a huge part of it, as he has a wife and three young children. The opportunity to spend more time with his family was a significant factor in his decision to stay with AEW.

He also candidly admitted that the financial aspect of the deal was a considerable factor.

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The Legacy of The Young Bucks in AEW

Matt Jackson further reflected on his career, stating that he doesn’t worry much about his legacy anymore. He believes that memories fade or are remembered differently, and what matters most is the stories he will be able to tell his grandchildren.

He takes pride in helping create a massively successful wrestling company where fans can watch their favourite stars on live television every week.

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