Rising AEW Star Set For Push

Posted: 06/09/2022 in AEW
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Powerhouse Hobbs is set for a push in All Elite Wrestling.

Fightful Select reported as much prior to Sunday’s All Out 2022 pay-per-view, where Hobbs faced Ricky Starks, though there was no word on whether or not that meant anything for the duo’s grudge match.

Hobbs ended up defeating his former tag team partner in just over five minutes, triumphing after countering an attempted spear into a Spinebuster. It was a brisk, well-paced affair, but shorter than many had anticipated given the time and effort put into building Hobbs and Starks’ relationship in Team Taz, then splitting them up in July. Fightful later noted that the match ran shorter than originally intended, with no word on why.

July 2020 saw Hobbs start getting regular work with AEW on its YouTube series, Dark, where he frequently appeared as an enhancement talent. The 31-year-old later signed a full-time deal after impression AEW founder and CEO Tony Khan at All Out 2020, where he competed in the Casino Battle Royale, and he was a fully-fledged Team Taz member by that November.

Amongst Hobbs’ most notable AEW singles opponents is CM Punk, who defeated Powerhouse at the Grand Slam special on 15 September 2021.

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