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Publisher's Summary

"The Young Bucks are two guys who not only beat the odds to become one of the greatest, most popular tag teams ever, but also two industry changing visionaries. Matt and Nick are two of the smartest, hard-working, passionate individuals I’ve met during my 28 year career. With the creation of AEW, The Bucks will definitely leave the pro wrestling industry in a much better place then they discovered it in." (Matt Hardy, multiple-time world tag team champion)

The electric and daring independent wrestling tag team tells their inspiring story, revealing how two undersized, ambitious amateur athletes from Southern California became the idols of millions of popular sports fans and coveted among the ranks of AEW’s elite wrestling lineup.

Famous for their highflying moves, Superkicks and viral videos, Matt and Nick Jackson are two of the hottest and most talented competitors in professional wrestling today. Known as the Young Bucks, this pair of ambitious brothers are an inspiration to both fans and aspiring wrestlers worldwide due to their message of resilience and determination. That they are also faithful family men devoted to their loved ones gives them additional appeal.

A warm, heartfelt story of hope, perseverance, and undying ambition told with the brothers’ wit and charm, Young Bucks begins in Southern California, where two young boys grew up dreaming of success and fame. Matt and Nick look back on the sacrifices they made to achieve their ambitions, from taking odd jobs to pay for their own wrestling ring to hosting backyard events with friends. They share their joy at being recruited into the amateur California circuit and the work it took to finally make it professionally, and speak frankly about what it means to have the support of millions of fans cheering their talents in arenas nationwide. The Young Bucks talk endearingly about their sport, their faith, and their families, sharing personal reflections and behind-the-scenes anecdotes while paying tribute to the wrestling acts and inspirations that came before them. They also elaborate on this historical time in the evolution of wrestling, as the sport and its culture dramatically change day by day.

Alternating between each brother’s perspective from chapter to chapter, this entertaining memoir is a complete portrait of what it means to grow into - and give back to - wrestling, the sport and profession they embody and love.

©2020 Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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stellar!

great insight into the bucks! A couple of mispronunciations though, otherwise it's just too sweet

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Tag Team Kings or the ring and the audible world

Loved this book! This was my first audiobook ive ever listened to in my life. Narrator was excellent and the book was awesome. If you’re a Young bucks fan, AEW fan or just a fan of wrestling this is a must listen.

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great wrestling book

Loved it, bring you from Matt and Nick's as kids who wanted to be wrestling, to the best tag team in the world and finally the start of AEW

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-18

Why is a white guy doing voices for Booker T?

That's one of my pressing issues, aside from that, not much new info. A very basic retelling of the history any fan already knew. No cool road stories, nothing super interesting I'm.childhood. Do not Recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-28

Research names.

So many things are mispronounced it became a drinking game while listening. Even actors names get messed up.

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  • Eric BVD
  • 2021-02-28

Too Sweet

Great tale of climbing the wrestling mountain and never giving up on the race to the top. Wish the Matt and Nick had been the narrators as they have great voices and talent on the mic. No ghost writer here, just stories from the heart.

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  • Jim K.
  • 2021-02-27

Such a great book

Fantastic autobiographies. Roger Wayne should have learned how to say wrestlers names though. They are all a quick google search to learn. Bad Luck Fale in particular got his name butchered. It was painful to hear it and I had to keep correcting it in my head. Also I wish Roger Wayne had used a slightly different voice for Matt and Nick.

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  • CAK
  • 2021-02-24

Anyone could get behind the Elite

This book makes you feel happy. Matt and Nick can appel to anyone. Every person mentioned is important. Keep up the good work guys. Keep being ELITE

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  • aaron evans
  • 2021-02-22

5 stars!

so disappointed it took me this long to read this. Great book and very entertaining!

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  • Ellainey V.
  • 2021-02-20

I absolutely loved this book.

I was genuinely upset when the book ended, I just wanted more. Great read. #AEW

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  • Robert L. jennings
  • 2021-02-09

Better than Expected

Love the bucks and been following them since PWG. A lot of really cool moments and stories are shared here. Very clear and cool flow as well.

The Narrator is the same guy who does Chris Jericho’s books and is amazing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-01-20

great story. average narration

The story was great but the narrator was not great. He pronounced a lot of names wrong and he did a fairly offensive voice when voicing an African American. It would have been better if the Young Bucks had read it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-01-09

Loved It

This book is a must read for any wrestling or Young Bucks Fan. I couldn't stop listening! I hope the release another book with more details about AEW. I wish it was read by the Bucks but maybe next time