Tony Khan has announced that Hook has signed with AEW following an impressive debut on AEW Rampage.
On the December 10th edition of AEW Rampage, Hook made his in-ring debut against Fuego Del Sol. The son of wresting legend and AEW announcer Taz first appeared on-screen back in November 2020. In recent weeks and months Hook had become something of a cult-figure with fans, with the clamour for the young star’s debut increasing seemingly by the minute.
By the time Hook arrived in the ring the hometown crowd were in full voice. The debutant didn’t disappoint his public with an impressive display aggressively and quickly seeing off the challenge of his rival. During the short bout he threw in one of his father’s signature suplexes, brining an end to the action with a Taz-mission.
Taz, who had the unique opportunity to commentate on his son’s debut, later took to social media writing that he was so proud of Hook’s debut.
It had earlier been confirmed that Hook would be using Action Bronson’s track ‘The Chairman’s Intent’ as his theme music. Speaking with Pitchfork, Bronson explained that it was Taz who approached him about using the track.
Also speaking to Pitchfork, the 22-year-old rookie revealed that he’s been a fan of the rapper since he was child.
“I’ve been an Action Bronson fan since I was in sixth grade,”
“I would hear him shout out all these old school wrestlers, old school strong man shit, and all these old athletes. With that and the New York vibe, I had a feeling that my dad would fuck with it as well. When I showed him, he loved it.”
Also on Rampage the Lucha Brothers successfully defended their AEW World Tag Team Championships against FTR.