Prior to throwing their lot in with Cody and forming All Elite Wrestling, The Young Bucks were in talks with WWE over a possible move to the company. During the discussions, the company apparently proposed a major storyline for the brothers, in the hope of securing their services for the foreseeable future.
Wrestling Observer Radio's, Dave Meltzer revealed that WWE suggested an "invasion" angle leading up to WrestleMania 35, which the journalist speculated may have saw The Bucks and fellow Being The Elite talent Cody, Kenny Omega, and 'Hangman' Page run riot over the company.
Meltzer continued that WWE's Triple H pulled out all the stops out in the hope of getting the future-AEW crew on board the promotion, fashioning bespoke contracts filled with individual promises he hoped would tempt them to Stamford.
The Bucks were apparently offered a three-year contract on the same mega-money as AJ Styles, with a place on the Network schedule reserved for a version of Being The Elite.
The deal was also said to include a buyer's remorse clause, allowing The Bucks to break from the contract within six months if they were not happy.
Meltzer did not know exactly what Triple H proposed to Kenny Omega, but it was said to be a "fantastic offer".
Ultimately, all the talent turned down the WWE to form AEW under the patronage of Tony Khan. The company's first event, Double or Nothing, is scheduled for 25 May at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Quotes are from Wrestling Observer Radio & Ringside News