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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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Great book for wrestling fans!

The Young Bucks are one of the best tag team in the business and this book covers everything about their life and their path to success. From the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows, we get a better understanding about the reality of being an indie wrestler and fighting to become or stay relevant in the industry. You also get to hear great stories about some of your current favorite WWE or AEW wrestlers and how All Elite Wrestling came about.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FACADE
  • 2021-06-09

7 stars!

Great story of the Young Bucks and near spot on impressions of people in the stories!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-06

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very great story I love wrestling so that helps a lot its interesting hearing how they came uo

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  • Wayneb
  • 2021-05-23

great indi wrestling stories

its a great story shared by two brothers

if youre not a wrestling fan you wouldnt enjoy it as much.

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  • Daniel St. Louis
  • 2021-05-17

great engaging story.

Only issue I had is The audiobook should have been read by the Bucks.

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  • George Nada
  • 2021-05-05

so damn wholesome

this whole book was a great, wholesome, insight into the world of the Bucks and how AEW came to be.
if you are a fan of the industry, this is a great read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-30

Great Origin Story

As an avid wrestling fan and supporter of TYB The Elite, BC etc. The rehashing of certain stories may feel redundant. the stories written about Matt & Nick's childhood was both entertaining, and thoughtfully written, and gives a great story as to how Matt and Nick became who they are today.
Excellent listen, finished in about 3 days at work.

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  • Omar Ramos
  • 2021-04-28

Only a big fan on young bucks will love this book

Only a big fan on young bucks will love this book. the struggles the YB had to go thru to become one of the best tag teams in the world. this book is just TOO SWEET

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  • Tim
  • 2021-04-24

Great Wrestling Story

From start to finish you here the great story of Matt and Nick Jackson. I would have preferred they read or tell there own story. But the narrator does a great job of bringing the boys to life.