Update On The Young Bucks' New AEW Contracts

The latest on Nick and Matt Jackson's new contracts with AEW.

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News that The Young Bucks had signed new AEW contracts broke last week, leading to Matt and Nick Jackson using their Twitter bio to clarify that said deals now ran until 2024, not 2026, which was originally reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer has an update in the latest WON stating that the Bucks initially signed three-year AEW contracts commencing on 1 January 2019. Those would have expired on 31 December 2021, but came with the option of an extra two years at Tony Khan's discretion. Khan ended up triggering that, hence the extension, with the Jacksons also scoring pay rises as part of it.

As well as their onscreen work, both Young Bucks have operated as AEW Executive Vice Presidents since the company's inception.

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All Out 2021 saw the Bucks finish a 302-day reign as AEW World Tag Team Champions by dropping the belts to The Lucha Brothers in an acclaimed steel cage match. They have been working primarily as a trio with Adam Cole since then, reprising their old Superkliq name.

Matt and Nick have been inactive, wrestling-wise, since 13 November's Full Gear 2021, claiming they aren't medically cleared to compete.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.