Powerhouse Hobbs has revealed the biggest thing he’s taken away from being under the tutelage of Taz in AEW.
Powerhouse Hobbs officially debuted with All Elite Wrestling, as Will Hobbs, on the 7 July 2020 broadcast of AEW Dark, losing to Orange Cassidy in thirteen seconds. The 31-year-old became a regular fixture across AEW’s YouTube programming as an enhancement talent, with an appearance in that year’s Casino Battle Royale impressing AEW founder Tony Khan enough to sign him to a deal full-time.
Since then, he’s been under the guidance of Taz in the Team Taz faction. Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Hobbs has revealed the main thing he’s learned from the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion:
“Patience. Patience in the ring. Stalking, being true to myself and doing what I feel. Doing stuff that feels natural and put my size over. I am a big dude and I like stalking people. Taz has taught me that whatever you do in the ring, make people in the arena and at home feel it. I see people cringe when I hit people and I know they are at home too.”
Powerhouse Hobbs has enjoyed a rather successful AEW career thus far, scoring his first win on Dark in September 2020, challenged for the FTW Championship against then-champion Brian Cage, and was part of Sting’s comeback storyline. Though Hobbs himself is yet to partake in any marquee matches, his allegiance to Team Taz maintains his status as a somewhat major factor within All Elite Wrestling.
At the time of writing, he’s due to enter the second-annual Face of the Revolution ladder match alongside Keith Lee, Orange Cassidy, Wardlow, Team Taz comrade Ricky Starks, and the winner of Christian Cage vs. Ethan Page on tomorrow’s broadcast of AEW Rampage.