FTR vs. The Young Bucks II Wasn’t Originally Supposed To Take Place In Boston

On the April 6th episode of AEW Dynamite from Boston, The Young Bucks and FTR had their highly anticipated rematch, this time however both the AAA and ROH Tag Team Titles were on the line.

Many have called the match an instant classic, and has already been mentioned as a candidate for match of the year. In the end FTR was victorious and successfully defended their AAA and newly won ROH tag titles, which they won just five days earlier from The Briscoes. It was quite a week for FTR, but it now appears as though the rematch with The Young Bucks was not supposed to happen this soon.

The Young Bucks recently spoke to Justin Barrasso and Sports Illustrated, and talked about they two match series with FTR. During the interview Nick Jackson revealed that their rematch with FTR wasn’t originally scheduled to happen in Boston. The match was supposed to take place later this month, but Nick and Matt had to convince Tony Khan to move the timetable up and let them have the match sooner.

“It wasn’t supposed to happen until later this month. We wanted to ride the momentum of the FTR vs. The Briscoes match [from the Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor pay-per-view] because we knew they’d have a classic, and we convinced Tony to let us have it in Boston.”

“The one thing that put a small damper on the first meeting was having it during the pandemic. We always knew we wanted to do a rematch, it was just a matter of when and how—and we knew it had to be a packed arena. I knew the match was going to be great when FTR’s music hit and they were the most over guys in the building that night. Everything clicked from there.”

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