Back in 2016, Hobbs (real name Will Hobson) wrestled a dark match against Baron Corbin on SmackDown. He talked about receiving a try-out but was told that there was nothing for him at the time. Now he has revealed that WWE had contacted him after he appeared on AEW.
That was with Baron Corbin. That was in San Jose, California so just maybe 30 minutes from here, from where I am. Did that whole thing and had a try-out. The try-out was good. Well, that was a long story, but I’ll give you the short story.
They said we didn’t have anything for you right now, and then just years later, getting the carrot dangling in front of me, pretty much told him FU. Right when I appeared up on AEW, ‘hey, remember me?’ The way I was raised, I don’t got time for that s**t.
I’m not ‘boo boo the fool’ as my Grandma would say. ‘Hey, we’ve been thinking about you and are interested in you.’ No, f**k you. I ain’t no sucka. I’d rather you tell me 100% no than try to BS me.
Will Hobbs is currently the Team Taz Powerhouse, interestingly a nickname given to him by AEW’s own Tony Khan.
T.K., he’s like, ‘You’re a powerhouse. I’m like, ‘Cool, well, there you go.’ I throw people around.
After signing with AEW in September 2020 and making appearances on AEW Dark and the Casino Battle Royale at AEW All Out, Hobbs is now looking promising in his newly found role on Team Taz who themselves are now facing a match against Sting & Darby Allin in a Street Fight.