Powerhouse Hobbs has been part of the AEW family for the past few years now, but that moniker didn’t always know him. He debuted in AEW as Will Hobbs but now Hobbs has revealed who created the ‘Powerhouse’ moniker.
Powerhouse Hobbs initially debuted as a babyface for Cody Rhodes’ team but eventually aligned himself with Team Taz. He is certainly one of the up-and-comers in AEW considering his potential remains untapped.
While speaking during a recent episode of the “Chill with ICE” podcast, Will Hobbs revealed that it was AEW President Tony Khan who came up with the ‘Powerhouse’ moniker for him.
“The Powerhouse name came from our owner and CEO, Tony Khan. He’s a big Hacksaw Butch Reed fan, and he looked at me and was like, ‘Powerhouse,’ and I was like, ‘I dig it. It stuck, so when I’m walking through the airport or walking round and I’m either hearing, ‘Hobbs,’ or, ‘Powerhouse.’”
Powerhouse Hobbs recently demolished Chris Jericho in a squash match as part of Jericho’s feud with the Don Callis family. We will have to wait and see how he will continue to be booked in the coming weeks.
What do you think of what Powerhouse Hobbs said? Is he one of your favorite young stars in AEW? Sound off in the comments!
November 15, 2023 10:24 am