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Ring of Honor have released an announcement from The Young Bucks confirming that they have signed exclusive contracts with the company having been classified as free agents in North America for the past four years. The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, have been working all across America for the past couple of years from ROH to appearances on TNA's One Night Only shows where they formerly competed as Generation Me.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has reported in recent months that they have held talks with multiple promotions about signing exclusive deals, from Lucha Underground to TNA, ROH and were even invited to a tryout with WWE, but declined.
As part of the press release with the announcement The Young Bucks will still compete for New Japan Pro-Wrestling who hold a strong working relationship with ROH. No word on what this means for their work for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in California where they have been mainstays for the past decade.
Here's the press release accompanying the video:
BALTIMORE, MD) – After years of touring the globe as one of the most popular free-agent tag-team, Matt and Nick Jackson, a.k.a. The Young Bucks, have signed exclusive contracts with Ring of Honor.
“We evaluate the landscape right now, we look around at professional wrestling, and everything is evolving. Tag team wrestling is what we do, and this place [Ring of Honor] has the best tag team division in the world, and we want the best competition,” said Matt Jackson. “We want the best matches. It’s all about quality for us. We call Ring of Honor home; you’ll be seeing a lot of us.”
Since 2009, The Young Bucks have regularly fought in Ring of Honor’s tag division and have proved to be one of the most entertaining tag teams in history, continuing to push their popularity with signature taunts and world-famous SUPERKICK parties. Ring of Honor is excited to officially be the home of the Young Bucks.
The Young Bucks will also continue to compete for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where they are part of the Bullet Club through ROH’s continued working partnership. They are also 3-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and have won the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship once before, but are hungry to get the gold back again.