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"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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Surprisingly serious tone

A solid story, with some decent insight. However I was surprised by the lack of any humour at all in this book. There's nothing to smile about or enjoy really - even though it's a story of success?

As such the narrator is very somber throughout, and if a character in the book was saying something they often sounded on the verge of tears.

Not as endearing as Foley nor Jericho's books, or in depth as Bret nor Hardcore Holly's books, but a good overview of the Buck's career.

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The reason I am back into wrestling was BTE a few years back. Brilliant book. 🤘🏽

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Really good book but narrator mispronounced a lot of names which frustrated me as a wrestling fan

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Amazing for any Bucks fan, must listen

Amazing listen for any Young Bucks fan, well worth the money. Super kick partyy wooo!

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Those names!

Overall a very interesting look at the Bucks life. I'm not as annoyed by the narrator's inability to pronounce names as some seem to be but it is distracting.

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great listen

a few times the narrator pronounced names incorrectly, great otherwise and gives a fascinating looking into a very important time in wrestling

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Chasing The Dream & Living It

Followed these guys from the indies and early bullet club days all the way to AEW. Wrestling was resurrected by the Young Bucks and wrestling became something spectacular again. Beatiful story telling and a eye opener when it comes to never giving up. I learned a lot about how all the aew stars are actually connected by random friendships. Great book and a joy to read.

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Great Book. Lazy Narration.

A great book but the narrator very clearly didn't care about what he was reading sounded like he just picked it up did his job and left it. Didnt bother to learn how to pronounce half the names some of which were laughably bad.

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One of, if not the best wrestling autobiography

this book is brilliant. telling the story of the bucks from backyard to the big time. it is an awesome read for any wrestling fan. a massive 10/10 goes out the narrator as he really makes the book come alive and his charisma tells the story well.

a great book. meltzer style 8 out of 5 stars

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Good book for any independent / wrestling fan

I realy enjoyed the book and liked how both guys were involved.
This book will appeal to people who are fans of AEW, the independent circuit and people who are keen for wrestling to go against the WWE monopoly.

The story was a bit light in places and does move quite quickly when you want them to dwell or go in to more detail, but generally it is really good.

Narration is good and passionate and i would recommend people to give this a try.

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  • Albert Beltran
  • 07-03-21

Still one of my favorite tag teams.

for those of you who love the story behind the story AND wrestling. Here's a really good book to hear. YB did a fantastic job telling their story.

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  • 28-02-21

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
  • 28-02-21

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.
  • 27-02-21

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
  • 24-02-21

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
  • 22-02-21

5 stars!

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

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  • Ellainey V.
  • 20-02-21

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
  • 09-02-21

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
  • 09-01-21

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

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  • kjacks8
  • 07-01-21

Great story, but we've heard it all before

I have followed these 2 on youtube for years now. so I've heard most of the stories. I wanted it to be read by them. but oh well. still great story telling.