Young Bucks Reveal BTE 200 Gave Way To Stadium Stampede
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The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, have prided themselves on changing the landscape of professional wrestling by trying to change the conventional way wrestling matches are seen and formulated.
Back in May, Matt and Nick Jackson participated in The Stadium Stampede at AEW Double or Nothing against the Inner Circle. Speaking with Hollywood Life, The Young Bucks revealed that it was their singles match on BTE 200 that served as the pilot for the cinematic match.
“We always wanted to do this weird stuff,” says Matt. “So, we went home and shot this match called BTE 200, almost like a pilot to show Tony [Khan, president, founder and CEO of AEW] to say, ‘Hey, this is our vision of what we can do in a cinematic match.’ Once he saw that, we pitched the Stadium Stampede match. [BTE 200] helped the cause, got the ball rolling, and convinced him for us to do it. You just have to think outside the box and do things differently and without fans.” However, Matt also admits – with a laugh — that he thinks they “really stretched that as far as we can.”
The original plan for the blow-off match against the Inner Circle was Blood and Guts, the promotions take on the famous War Games match, which they say is being saved for when traditional audiences return to shows.
“I feel like we are saving that for fans,” continues Nick. “I think that is the biggest reason we haven’t done it. That is the biggest thing that changed, not having that match. Because if you look at it, the buildup to it was so strong, our ratings were going up, and it was looking like we were going to above a million [viewers] for that show. We probably would have, but we can’t control what is going on around the world. I think that was probably the biggest change, not doing that cage match.”
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