The Young Bucks Talk Honoring Memphis Legends, Showing Patience With Nuanced Storytelling
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The Young Bucks know good storytelling takes time and also realize the immediacy of today’s world.
Max Garland of Memphis Commercial Appeal has a piece on Matt & Nick Jackson as they prep for this week’s AEW Dynamite in Southhaven, MS which is only a 14 minute drive from Memphis. This week AEW Dynamite will be honoring several Memphis wrestling legends of the squared circle, including Jerry Lawler’s late son, Brian Christopher, who tragically passed away in July of 2018. Matt Jackson touched upon why they and Tony Khan feel it’s fitting to honor such talents of the squared circle past:
“I think the idea is Tony (Khan) wanted to do a 10-bell salute for all of the fallen brothers,” said Matt. The Bucks also added that they’d love to have Jerry there in honor of his son, but understand that he won’t be available for obvious reasons.
As far as the AEW Dynamite product goes, Matt & Nick know the plan is to stick to long-term storytelling despite everything typically being quickly tangible to wrestling fans nowadays.
“We want long-term, nuanced stories, and sometimes you have to struggle and suffer a little bit to get to the climax of the story,” Matt Jackson said. “Wrestling fans are just so used to getting exactly what they need at the snap of a finger now.”
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