A new story has surfaced regarding what sparked speculation about AEW Executive Vice Presidents The Young Bucks possibly sending feelers to WWE officials.
Following the AEW All Out incident, it was rumored that The Bucks and fellow Executive Vice President Kenny Omega sent feelers to WWE. The Bucks were said to have feelers to gauge potential interest from the company for when their AEW contracts expire next year. It was noted at the time that the rumor was false, but it had been circulating among multiple sources as early as August. The report claimed that a source insisted that The Bucks asked to speak to someone from WWE management, and that the rumor was circulating in the WWE as well. As for Omega, he was said to spend feelers on WWE before returning from his spare time leading up to All Out.
In an update, the Wrestling Observer reports that The Bucks have apparently denied the WWE rumor to other people. However, the rumors may stem from a phone call that The Bucks reportedly made with a friend in WWE a few weeks ago, before the incident at AEW All Out.
The story doing the rounds is that The Bucks have asked the WWE wrestler, whom they’ve known for a while, to talk to WWE management. This was later exaggerated until The Bucks wanted to talk about leaving AEW for WWE.
Although the friend was not identified in WWE, the call has been confirmed by all parties involved. In addition, the people in the conversation who confirmed the call also denied the rumors of what was being said, consistently noting that no one contacted WWE management or anything like that. It was noted that this was just a conversation between friends who talk occasionally and have known each other for decades. The section on contacting WWE management was described as “stupid” because if The Bucks wanted to contact WWE officials, whether it was for AEW business or their own company, they had the opportunity and would have to do this directly.
For those who missed it, you can click here for a new report on how some AEW talents are upset about a line Omega said at a recent backstage meeting.
Omega, The Bucks, CM Punk and AEW Producer Ace Steel are currently suspended for their roles in the backstage fight at AEW All Out, and it is believed a formal punishment will follow once the third-party investigation is completed. Brandon Cutler, Michael Nakazawa, Head of Talent Relations Christopher Daniels and Vice President Talent Development Pat Buck are no longer suspended for trying to break up the fight.
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