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Booker T Discusses Backstage Incident With the Young Bucks

On an episode of Heated Conversations, Booker T interviewed The Young Bucks and discussed their much-alluded to backstage incident back in 2011 when the Bucks had a WWE tryout. Nick Jackson remembered the incident:

"I'll say it right now, being back there at that stage in our career, it's like walking on eggshells. You don't know who to say 'hi' to. You don't know if you're disrespecting anyone, so we were just trying to be out of the way and with us trying to be out of the way, we ended up not being out of the way because I was the one who was accidentally leaning on [Booker's] jacket, but I had no clue that I was. And when [Booker] came up to me, I was so intimidated and scared to death! I was like, 'oh no! What did I do?'"

Matt then talked about how the alleged heat they had with Booker T helped them out in the long run:

"We had just left our position at [Impact] Wrestling and we were kind of just, if anything, going for a tryout with the WWE to create a bit of a buzz. I think at that point, we had already known that we were going to sign a contract with Ring Of Honor, so we were kind of just going to say 'hello' and maybe get the internet talking like, 'hey, these [Impact] kids are backstage at WWE. Are they going to go there now?' So we really didn't want to make a big stink out of it, and then, it ended up becoming the biggest story online. And do you know what, Booker? In a way, like, I have to credit you for doing that for us because I look back on it now, and, I think, honestly, our first big break because it was the first time that everybody was talking about us. And, now, everybody knew our names and instead of, like, shying away from it, or, like, defend [ourselves] and basically tell everyone, 'no, we were just shy kids, we were embarrassed, and blah, blah, blah,' we decided, 'hey, let's make this our characters and let's do this on social media, and put it online,' honestly, it's what got us over so [Booker] helped get us over to the point where people knew who we were!"

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