Update: Fightful is reporting that, from what they have heard, despite Jackson’s injury, there is a good chance he will remain on AEW TV in some capacity.
It looks like the Superkick Party has been put on hold, as news that The Young Bucks’ Matt Jackson is dealing with an injury has begun to make the rounds. According to Bryan Alvarez on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Jackson suffered a partially torn bicep during The Elite’s recent AEW Dynamite match against House of Black and the Jericho Appreciation Society, in Winnipeg. It was noted that Jackson suffered the injury early in the match and worked through it until the finish.
Alvarez continued on saying that he had not heard whether Jackson would require surgery before his co-host, Dave Meltzer, chimed in giving more color on the situation. According to Meltzer, Jackson has opted not to have surgery, which would take him out about seven months, in hopes of recovering more quickly. He also said that the ambulance angle from this past week’s Dynamite was used as a way to get Jackson off TV while he rehabs. The angle was referenced on Being The Elite and, during a segment about a charity basketball game, Nick noted that Matt was not there.
The timing of Jackson’s injury is unfortunate as it would seem The Young Bucks were poised to become a focal point of AEW’s tag team division once again. Following The Elite’s AEW Trios Titles loss to House of Black earlier this month, it looked like Kenny Omega was returning to singles action with his recent high-profile match against El Hijo de Vikingo and upcoming IWGP US Heavyweight Championship defense against Jeff Cobb.
Over on the tag side of things, The Young Bucks could easily have slotted themselves in as the next competitors for the AEW World Tag Team Championships. The Gunns and FTR’s impending “AEW titles vs AEW careers” match coming up on April 5 has high stakes and, while many would welcome another round of action between The Bucks and FTR, The Gunns would have provided fresh competition for Matt and Nick.
Stay with Haus of Wrestling for all the latest on Matt Jackson’s injury.