Today’s first entry in The 2020 PopCult Gift Guide is the perfect gift for any fan of the upstart wrestling federation, AEW, or their their current tag-team champs, The Young Bucks. This book was just published yesterday, but it’s already available from any bookseller.
Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues
By Matt and Nick Jackson
Dey Street Books
ISBN-13 : 978-0062937834
$27.99 (discounted at Amazon)
This book has been highly-anticipated for some time, so let’s go to the press release for details…
The electric and daring independent wrestling tag team share their inspiring story of how two undersized, ambitious athletes from Southern California became the idols of millions of popular sports fans, coveted among the ranks of AEW’s elite wrestling lineup.
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 independent California wrestling 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.
Featuring over 60 photographs and alternating between each brother’s perspective, 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.
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.
Told with the brothers’ signature wit and charm, Young Bucks is warm, heartfelt story of hope, perseverance, and undying ambition.
Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues is, by all accounts, a fun read. It’s a cool story, and the perfect gift for any wrestling fan. If they’re going to be tuned in to watch AEW’s Dynamite Wednesday night, then this is the gift for them!