Real-life AEW EVPs The Young Bucks maintain that they and Jack Perry were the victims in the whole All In controversy.

“The three of us specifically were wronged that night and I haven’t gotten over that,” Matt Jackson told Sports Illustrated in an interview that appeared to be a mix of their current angle and reality.

When asked about airing the All In footage Matt repeated what he said on Dynamite. The footage showed CM Punk confronting, arguing, shoving and putting Perry in a front face lock.

“Since we are wrestling FTR at Dynasty, and with it being the first time doing that since All In London, so many feelings and thoughts came rushing back. Old wounds were reopened. We decided it was only fair to be transparent and honest with our fans. We needed to give them context about why we feel we came up short at All In London. Our bodies were there in the ring wrestling FTR at Wembley, but our minds were in the back with the scapegoat in the entire situation, Jack Perry,” he said.

Matt then defended Perry who during the actual All In broadcast decided to make a comment, make his feud with CM Punk public in front of thousands of fans and viewers.

Matt said: “Jack Perry was one of my original AEW hires. I saw a video clip of him on the indies and then I went and watched everything I could find. Years prior, I’d heard stories about a nine-year-old boy being brought to wrestling training in Southern California by his celebrity dad Luke Perry. I wondered, whatever happened to that kid? Apparently, he’d been working hard and turning into a heck of a talent. I watched the videos and thought, ‘Whoa. Young, handsome SoCal kid with a great head of hair. Seems misunderstood. Has tons of confidence. He reminds me a lot of me and Nicholas at his age.”

Matt maintains that Perry has “edge and swagger” coming off all of “this BS he’s been dealing with”.

“He’s a dangerous cat right now and is about to blow up,” he continued.

Matt then addressed their ladder match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships at Dynasty this weekend.

“FTR hasn’t faced this version of Young Bucks so it’s immediately going to be different and feel different. Not to mention we’ve got ladders to play with this go-around. Ladder matches over the years have been one of our staples and nobody does them quite like us. Fun fact–last time we won the tag titles, it was during a ladder match that also took place in St. Louis [against Jurassic Express in June of 2022]. Can we do it again? Lord knows the tag team division needs us to strap it onto our backs and carry it back to prominence. So, if I’m a fan, my fingers are crossed,” he said.


Top Photo: The Young Bucks with Adam Cole and Brandon Cutler vs. Rocky Romero and Chuck Taylor with Orange Cassidy at AEW Dynamite, at UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY, on Long Island, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Photo by George Tahinos, Slam Wrestling,