Nick Jackson Says He Tried To End “Being The Elite” Many Times – Matt and Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks recently made a guest appearance on the Swerve City podcast. T
Their candid conversation traversed a plethora of subjects within the realm of professional wrestling. Among the highlights, Nick Jackson delved into the captivating narrative of the Bucks’ widely acclaimed YouTube series, “Being The Elite,” shedding light on his personal attempts to bring the series to a conclusion on multiple occasions.
Nick: At this point, I’ve tried to end it (Being The Elite) so many times (he laughed). I get burned out. Just coming up with ideas every week is tough for it. The fans like it.
Matt: I think the fact that we can go back one day and watch these with our kids and be like, daddy, what were you doing around this (time)? I’m like, let me show ya. Just don’t watch episodes one through 100 where an entire storyline is about a penis. Let’s watch this stuff where we’re just traveling. Some of this stuff is very inappropriate.
Matt and Nick Jackson didn’t always find themselves at the top of the wrestling scene. They opened up reminiscing about times when they faced financial struggles. Matt Jackson even shared that he had to rely on food stamps for a significant period. They add that a lot of wrestlers are entitled now because they have more places to work then ever before.
Matt: It was tough and we all love to romanticize. I remember being 23, freshly married and I remember looking out — I’d make coffee every morning. I’d look out and see if they took my truck. Is my truck still here? Truck still here? Okay, good. I remember being on food stamps, I remember all that. So it’s like, yeah, I like to look back now because I overcame those days but those days were brutal, and at least it gave me perspective and I would never have done anything differently now that I feel like I have made it. I’m glad I struggled, I glad I had to go through that because now, I appreciate what I have, you know what I mean? And if that’s one thing I could teach the younger guys, like we were talking about earlier…
Nick: The value of a dollar is so important.
Matt: And appreciate, be grateful for what we have.
Nick: There’s a lot of entitled wrestlers that have came up nowadays and I think we’re part of the blame because we’ve made it easy for people to sign contracts because we helped create an entire company.
Matt: A lot of times as a father I go, I want things to be better for my kids. Not to say that we had things bad but I’m like, I want them to even have a better childhood than I did and it’s the same thing for wrestlers, right? Hey, if they don’t have to struggle as bad as I did, great. But there’s also a part of you that goes, but you don’t know what you’re missing.
Nick Jackson Says He Tried To End “Being The Elite” Many Times