HOOK is currently the FTW Champion in AEW, only the third in company history. The soon-to-be son of ECW World Heavyweight Champion Taz defeated former Team Taz stablemate Ricky Starks for the title on July 27th’s “AEW Dynamite.” There has been a buzz about HOOK for over a year now, as the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil made his debut in December 2021. HOOK has fought and won every single match he’s been in, boasting a 13-0 record.
“He’s gonna be handled different,” Taz said in an interview with the New York Post. “He’s unique. I can’t tell you what it is about him that’s unique, but I could tell you keeping him special means you’re not gonna see him every single week on TV. You’re not gonna see him where he’s constantly on social media or doing stuff like that. Good luck. I can’t even get the guy to return a text message.”
HOOK is part of the AEW team, but he wrestles less often because he appears in backstage segments. He stays calm and collected, which is his signature personality trait. He hardly ever appears on television, but when he does, it’s an event.
“We might not see Hook for a little bit, but when he’s there, it’s something like, ‘Boom!,’ impactful, like what the hell just happened,” Taz said. “That’s HOOK. That’s kind of what he is. A lot of people want more. You know what, last I checked, that’s a good thing.”
HOOK, who at the time of this writing is still undefeated in All Out Championship, last wrestled on September 4th against Angelo Parker. The FTW Championship was retained, with zero interruptions and no countouts. They will be teaming with artist Action Bronson next Friday on the Grand Slam edition of “AEW Rampage”.