Taz Says He Didn’t Want To Call Hook’s First Match In AEW, Talks Popularity


During a recent appearance on “The Show with 2point0”, AEW commentator Taz commented on the emotions of calling Hook’s first match in AEW, how his son is handling his popularity, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On the emotions of calling Hook’s first match in AEW: “I was a mess. He was cool. I was on commentary, I didn’t want to commentate his match. Tony (Khan) is like, ‘you gotta.’ I said to Hook, ‘what do you think?’ ‘I don’t know, whatever you want to do, whatever.’ He doesn’t care. I’d rather sit in the audience next to my wife and watch. It was hard…I’ve called a lot of matches over a lot of years. That was the hardest match for me to call because I’m emotionally connected. I’m one of his trainers, he’s my son. It was weird for me. I was very proud.”

On how Hook has handled his popularity: “Hook, you guys know, I don’t want to speak for him, but he’s just..(it’s) work. He comes to work and does his thing. He’s been an athlete his whole life, wrestled when he was young, played judo. To him, it’s a sport. It’s a business, but it’s a sport. He does his work, he’s a creative guy, he’s a young and intelligent guy. People haven’t really learned enough about him yet, but in time, I think they might. He’s smart. He’s very prideful and wants everything to be right. For a young guy, he puts a lot of pressure on himself. You can’t see it, but that’s what we all do as pros. You have to put pressure on yourself, but you can’t crack under pressure.”

(h/t – Fightful)

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