AEW Tony Khan has praised HOOK for being tremendously professional, revealing that his father, Shahid Khan, ‘marveled’ when he met the young star.
Speaking on Barstool Rasslin’, Khan discussed HOOK’s in ring experience, believing that the talent’s father, Taz, has done a phenomenal job with recent training.
Khan noted that his father was a big ECW fan, and told HOOK that his dad was a tough guy when they first met.
Happy that he’s one of the few people who have heard HOOK talk, Khan said:
“What a well-trained, professional wrestler. Taz has done an amazing job on him and he’s had great training,” Khan said. “He’s at the Nightmare Factory. QT and Cody, when they were training together, have done really well on him. Since they split, Taz has taken over and taken over all of his training since that. Taz has done a phenomenal job, adding a mean streak to him. A few other professional wrestlers in the North East area have contributed.
“I really enjoyed working with Hook. He’s a tremendous professional, he doesn’t really talk to many people. I’m one of the very few people who’s heard him talk, so he doesn’t say much. What a wonderful person he is. Taz has really done something amazing.
“My dad marveled when he meet Hook because, you know, my dad took me to ECW when I was a kid, and when I was 13 years old, my dad was there in Philly with me, and my dad saw Taz. I was wearing a big orange Taz shirt the whole weekend. Well, not the whole weekend. I had a Darth Vader shirt on Friday, but the Saturday, I had an orange Taz shirt. I gotta tell you, my dad was so impressed (with Taz). He said to Hook, ‘You know, your dad’s a tough guy. Like, I was in this place and that place was no joke. And he was like, the king of that place.’ And like, both Taz and Hook were so proud.”
HOOK is currently undefeated in AEW. Most recently defeating Aaron Solo on AEW Rampage, the up-and-coming star also has wins over Fuego Del Sol and Bear Bronson.
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