HOOK is the FTW champion, which he won at AEW’s Fight for the Fallen earlier this year, and is one of the young wrestlers the company is pushing as a name for the future. However, while the 23-year-old has got a bright future in the business, he revealed New York Post That “When I was little, my dad told me to be anything but a pro wrestler.”
Hook, the son of ECW legend Taz, went on to say that “things changed as I got older, and today’s business isn’t the business they broke.”
Taz, a member of AEW’s broadcast team, gets a chance to commentary on his son’s matches, saying that ultimately he left the wrestling decision to his son. “If he’s old enough to go to a bar and have a shot of whiskey, he’s old enough to make his own decisions, right?” Taz said. “That’s how I was raised.”
HOOK and Taz got a chance to work together at AEW when HOOK was part of the Team Taz faction along with Brian Cage, Ricky Starks and powerhouse Hobbs. But father and son weren’t just working together on-screen on “AEW Dynamite” and “AEW Rampage”; Taz helped train Hook, and he was impressed.
“I realized [our] Third season, he’s got something very unique here,” Taz said. “And that was it.”