Matt Hardy has spent three decades in the world of professional wrestling, and he regularly works with younger talent as part of All Elite Wrestling.
One young star who’s been especially impressive since making his AEW debut is HOOK, whose father Taz serves as one of the company’s main commentators. The 23 year old brings an element of star quality to his bouts, impressing with his suplexes and submissions while remaining a man of very few words. Since making his in-ring debut in December of 2021, the star has had an impressive undefeated record.
In recent weeks, Hardy and HOOK have found themselves on opposing sides, and they faced off in singles action on the March 1st episode of Dynamite. Hardy quickly tapped out to the second generation star, earning HOOK the opportunity to face Stokely Hathaway in a No Disqualification match down the line.
“He’s Very Good At The Role He’s Playing Right Now” – Matt Hardy On HOOK
Speaking on a recent episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the former WWE Tag Team Champion gave his thoughts on HOOK, saying the young star has potential and pointing to his connection to the AEW audience. He also said that the feud between the two has been a work in progress, making up the steps of the program as they go along.
“I mean, he’s definitely got potential. I mean, if you have a young guy that comes out and, and they capture the audience’s imagination, and they’re invested in them, I mean, there’s always something there. And he’s very good at playing the role he’s playing right now.
“And I think tonight will be interesting, because I am probably the most high profile name he has worked with and maybe it’s a little more of a competitive match, you know, and we’ll see, we’ll see how everything goes at the end of the day. You know, I’m kind of making this up as we go, just like we did the stipulations the other day, but it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to it, for sure.”
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