At AEW Full Gear, The Young Bucks captured the AEW Tag Team Titles. Matt and Nick Jackson defeated Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler in what was considered a dream match a year ago.
Going into the match, The Bucks claimed that if they lost, they’d never challenge for the championships again. It had been reported by Bryan Alvarez that Matt Jackson was dealing with a partially torn MCL and a thinning of the ACL.
In the AEW Full Gear media scrum, Jackson was asked about his injury. Jackson said that he felt pretty good so far and that he and the medical staff are confident in his ability to work through it.
“For a while, I was walking around at home, and having a hard time. Kind of, hobbling around. I thought I might’ve had a hairline fracture in my fibula or something. My amazing wife noticed I was having a hard time getting around, and she had Dr. Sampson order me an MRI to see what was going on. Turns out it wasn’t my fibula, but actually my soft tissue. And it was the back of my knee. It was my MCL. It was diagnosed that after looking at the MRI, I had a slight tear.
I’ve been taping it before every match. This was my ninth match, I believe, with the injury. And honestly, I feel pretty good with it all things considered. Our medical staff is amazing, they would never send me out there if they weren’t confident with me and how I felt.”
The rivalry between FTR and The Young Bucks definitely isn’t over, and we’ll surely see Dax and Cash get a shot to regain their titles sooner rather than later. At AEW Full Gear, they announced their next PPV event, AEW Revolution, for February 2021.
With that, we’ve got time for a nice long build to the rematch, and hopefully, some time for Jackson’s leg to heel up a bit more.