WWE superstar Luke Gallows believes his Bullet Club brethren the Young Bucks — Matt and Nick Jackson — “owe it to themselves” to have a run with the company.
“I hope the Young Bucks come in,” he told reporters via Sky Sports. “I think they’re highly, highly talented and if you want to make your mark in sports entertainment, if you want your name to go down in the annals of sports entertainment history, you absolutely have to come to WWE.
“This is the pinnacle. It doesn’t get bigger than this. There’s no bigger worldwide stage than WWE. So I think the Young Bucks owe it to themselves to come out here and thrive. Japan is a great place to wrestle but WWE is a worldwide platform and you can’t beat that. Their reach is all across the world.”
Gallows, along with fellow former Bullet Club members AJ Styles and Karl Anderson, signed with WWE in January 2016 after several years working with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The Bucks have established themselves as arguably the most well-known tag team outside the confines of WWE as a self-made marketing machine. The duo has consistently been one of the most popular merchandise sellers on Pro Wrestling Tees, has a working deal with Hot Topic to sell its merchandise and has grown its popularity with its YouTube series, “Being the Elite.”
The Jacksons are also one of the most decorated tag teams in wrestling today, having held numerous titles for several promotions including a record seven reigns as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, three past stints as the ROH World Tag Team Champions and their current reign as the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions alongside fellow Bullet Club member Adam Page.
However, excluding sporadic dark matches and squashes as enhancement talent, the Bucks have never worked for WWE, despite the company’s reported interest in the past. The duo is also signed to Ring of Honor contracts — which allows them to also work for NJPW and other independent promotions — until the end of 2018, which means a jump wouldn’t take place until at least 2019.
Still, given WWE’s recent history of signing and promoting indie talent — AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, etc — as well as its recent signing of cruiserweight wrestlers, the idea of the Bucks making a jump to the company seems like a much more realistic option than in previous years.