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The Young Bucks Reveal How Close They Were To Signing With WWE

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (July 11, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.

It was pre-taped at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Fully Loaded 1998: In Your House’ PPV.

This episode was hosted by Jim Cornette & Jim Ross.

Here’s the card:

– Darren Drozdov vs. Bombastic Bob (Bob Holly)

– Dan Severn vs. G.I. Bro (GI Will)

– Edge vs. Jesus Castillo (From Live Wire)

– Steve Blackman vs. Lance Diamond

– Faarooq & 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Too Much

• The Young Bucks Reveal How Close They Were To Signing With WWE

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, The Young Bucks (All Elite Wrestling’s Executive Vice Presidents Matt & Nick Jackson) talked about how close they were to signing with WWE.

Below is what they said:

Matt: We talked to them [WWE] endlessly. At one point, I remember me, Nick and Kenny were in a room because all of our deals were up at the same time. We got off the phone one day and we looked at each other and we said ‘I think we’re all going to WWE.’ It was that close.

Tony came to us at the right time and he made the right offer. I’m not talking financially, I’m talking ‘hey, you guys can run this thing’ and ‘I want you guys to hire your people.’

It’s like someone saying ‘I want you to make a movie and you can hire all the cameramen. You can hire all the writers, all your friends to be with you.’ He gave us the keys to this thing. You can’t say no to this.

Nick: One thing that took out of the race for going to WWE was the amount of dates that they wanted us to do.

Matt: They even offered us a limited schedule.

Nick: We have young families. Even with the limited schedule, it was like ‘God, I can’t imagine being home [just] for 2 days for my kids.’

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