Earlier today, it was confirmed that the Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Hangman Page all turned down lucrative offers to join the WWE. (Read more on that HERE) There has been chatter recently as to if Rhodes or the Bucks would be on the card for the joint ROH/NJPW Madison Square Garden show Wrestlemania weekend.
However, the Young Bucks have confirmed on their Twitter that they would not be appearing.
We will not be there, but I encourage everyone to still go. It’s a historic night for wrestling. https://t.co/kPVEjtTqIa
— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) December 20, 2018
This should clear up any doubt as to their status for the show. It would also appear unlikely that Cody Rhodes will be appearing at the show.
It has been an interesting end to 2018 for The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Hangman Page. From talks of joining WWE, to potentially resigning with ROH/NJPW, to All Elite Wrestling. I am a bit surprised that they turned down such huge offers to join the WWE, but money isn’t everything. They are really banking on All Elite Wrestling being the right venture, and I think it will be. WWE has had it’s ratings in the toilet lately, and as shown by the attendance of the All In pay-per-view, people are looking for an alternative. While I don’t think it will be direct competition with the WWE, (though I’m sure Vince McMahon feels that way) I think it will be alternative for other wrestlers to make a living, and will always have the potential of some bigger WWE names jumping ship