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The Young Bucks Explains Why The Elite Doesn’t Break Off From the Bullet Club, Discusses How Their Raw Invasion Was Planned for Months in Advance

December 2, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– The Young Bucks recently appeared on Colt Cabana’s The Art of Wrestling Podcast, and they discussed the Bullet Club’s infamous Raw Invasion on Being the Elite. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).

Nick Jackson on The Elite not splitting from The Bullet Club: “Trust us, the three of us have said, ‘let’s split’, but no one will allow it because the merchandise is too big. That’s the reason why it hasn’t split and probably won’t split up.”

Matt Jackson on why they formed The Elite: “When [Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles] left, that’s why we formed The Elite. We were planning the next phase. And this is easily the biggest The Bullet Club has ever been and it’s my favorite [lineup]. I just tweeted this last night; this is my favorite version of The Bullet Club by far! It’s the most chemistry we’ve ever had, I think.”

Matt Jackson on the hate The Young Bucks got on Twitter after the Raw Invasion: “Oh my God, yeah. I’d say probably 50-50. I mean, the hatred was probably from people who don’t follow me on Twitter anyway or don’t even know who I am. They just heard about me from the invasion and all the people who love our show loved it. Do you know what I mean? So it’s either, ‘we love you,’ ‘you’re the greatest,’ ‘you’re changing the [pro wrestling] business’ or ‘I hate you and I want you to die.’ It’s one of the two.”

Matt Jackson on why they invaded Raw and how it advanced Being the Elite’s story: “It was more about us blowing that storyline off, so it almost bothers us, like, ‘no, no, you didn’t watch the show for what it was for – you’re just watching the show because we did an invasion’ and it was the first time they’d ever seen it, so watch the whole show. Like, we found the stooge now. Come on! Like, it wasn’t just about, ‘let’s cause a stir and get heat with WWE officials.’ No, it was more about the show.”

Nick Jackson on how the Raw Invasion was planned for months: “We had this planned months and months and months ago and we built the story on Being The Elite for months. And we knew that they would be there that day. We planned it all. … We have storylines planned for the next six to eight months that [Cabana] already know[s] about. We think of these things ahead of time, more than most major wrestling companies, which is crazy.”