HOOK only has one goal in his professional wrestling career, and he’s aiming big.
Second-generation star HOOK made his AEW debut in December 2020 where he joined up with his illustrious father Taz, Brian Cage, Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs in Team Taz.
Although he remained a regular feature on AEW television, wild hair and all, he didn’t step into the ring for his first match until a year later.
On December 8th 2021, AEW finally sent for HOOK, and with hype at fever pitch, the young star stepped into the ring with Fuego Del Sol. The Cold Hearted Handsome Devil made short work of his opponent that night and was greeted like a conquering hero by the AEW faithful.
In fact, the 23-year-old is yet to taste defeat in singles or tag team action.
Speaking in a new interview with GQ, Hook reflected on his AEW debut, explaining that while the night was a surreal experience, he felt ready to go by the time the match began.
“I still struggle to put it into words,”
“It was such a surreal feeling. With all the hype that was built up before the debut, I definitely felt an intense amount of pressure. But I’ve been an athlete my entire life. I’ve had to deal with pressure before. So I didn’t feel scared. I felt ready to attack.”
Looking ahead, HOOK revealed that he has one aim, and one aim only, to become AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
“I want to be the AEW world champion,” HOOK said. “That’s it. That’s the goal. But outside of wrestling, I plan to delve into some other markets—design or artistic directing, I also want to look at acting and modelling.”
In recent weeks the undefeated star has teamed with Danhausen to great effect. The much loved HOOK-Hausen teamed together for the first time at Double or Nothing where they defeated Tony Nese and Mark Sterling.