Nick Jackson said that they were very happy doing what they were doing and would have liked to have a dual contract with Ring of Honor and New Japan which would have paid them very well. However, plans for this fell through and they went their separate ways.
“You know what’s sad? New Japan and ROH could have easily come together and offered us the contracts they wanted, but they just didn’t do it,” Nick laments. “New Japan never saw the value in Matt and I. They never paid us good. We would have had to work with New Japan for another two decades to even get close to retiring, and the style they demand is backbreaking. Ring of Honor paid us a lot better than New Japan. We could have probably retired there, but we would have to work probably another decade with them. We pitched it to both of them: Why don’t you guys get us a dual contract? And they just didn’t get it done. We would have easily stayed, and there would have never been an All Elite Wrestling if they would have met what we wanted, but it didn’t get done.”
In any case, all elite wrestling is now poised to be the number two promotion in America and really set the American scene on fire.
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