The Jackson brothers, along with Kenny Omega, were suspended after they reportedly got into a brawl with CM Punk following AEW All Out on September 4. They were subsequently absent from AEW TV until they returned at the Full Gear pay-per-view on November 19, where they unsuccessfully challenged Death Triangle for the AEW World Trios Championship.
Speaking on the newest episode of Being The Elite, Matt and Nick Jackson discussed their return. Matt stated that they had been working backstage for a few weeks in their roles as Executive Vice Presidents, but now everything is back to normal.
“We’re officially back. We however have been technically back backstage for a few weeks. But now we’ve been on-screen, we’ve wrestled, we’ve done it. We’re back,” Matt said. “Now ‘Being The Elite’ is back and everything is back to reality.”
Nick noted that while they had been back in a backstage capacity for a few weeks, something had been missing until they wrestled again at the pay-per-view.
“It didn’t feel like we were officially back, though, until last night,” Nick said. “We were around for four weeks, but it didn’t feel like it. There was something missing, I think. I think that something missing was us performing live, so we did that. We scratched that itch, and we’re back. I’ve had anxiety thinking of it.”
Matt and Nick both stated that they had been anxious, with Nick admitting that he wasn’t sure if he could still compete at a high level. Matt then stated that the past two months have been the hardest of their lives.
“I was actually waking up in cold sweats,” Matt said. “I hadn’t been sleeping. People don’t understand because we haven’t been able to really talk about it. This has been two of the hardest months of my life. I know you too [talking to Nick], and my family. Here we are, we got through it. You just never know what’s gonna happen until you do it. Just to hear the support last night and to hear how happy and to see how happy a lot of people were to see us, that really meant the world to us and Kenny.
“It felt good. We’re going through the healing process right now, but I think last night was a big step for us to get there. I feel good. We got to come out to a song that we grew up listening to with our dad. A song that we almost didn’t get, a song that we used to come out in the backyard when we were little. But yeah, a song that we didn’t get until the eleventh hour. That was stressful, getting that. It was the night before we finally knew. So it was a just collectively a really crazy, crazy time. Now I could almost sigh relief at this point.”
The Elite used “Carry On Wayward Son” for their entrance at the pay-per-view, and the trio has made it clear that they have wanted to use the song for years. On Saturday, they finally got the chance to do so.