Don Callis: I've Had My Eye On Powerhouse Hobbs For Over A Year, I'm Excited To Unleash Him On AEW

Don Callus hypes up Powerhouse Hobbs.

On the October 4 episode of AEW Dynamite, Powerhouse Hobbs aligned with Don Callis and jojned the Don Callis Family. Hobbs then domianted Chris Jericho on the October 10 episode.

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Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Callis responded to Dave LaGreca, who noted that he had never seen Jericho get domianted like that. Callis agreed and went on to note that he wasn't surprised.

"I’ve known Chris since 1990, wrestled him many times, been on the road with him many times, seen most of his matches. You’re right. He’s never been dominated by that, but I’m not surprised. I’ve had my eye on Powerhouse Hobbs for over a year. I went out to Oakland, tried to recruit him last year, and it’s been a long process. Guys like Hobbs are slow to trust. But listen, Will Hobbs, he’s a king of O-Town, he’s the king of the streets, he’s the man who brings the heat. For Chris Jericho, Omega, and anyone else, Kota Ibushi, time to pay the boogeyman. That’s it," Callis said.

Callis went on to discuss the Don Callis Family and his approach in forming the group. He noted that he knew he needed a stable that featured elite talent, and he called each member super athletes. Callis highlighted Hobbs and stated that he has told the powerhouse to unleash his killer instinct. He made it clear that he's looking forward to seeing that happen.

“When you’re going up against the greatest of all time arguably, Chris Jericho, and you’re going against a man who I term the god of pro wrestling, Kenny Omega, you can’t just go out there with some crew you’ve slapped together. So what I have done is, I’ve always said to you, Tommy, I’m not gonna quote-on-quote manage or represent people just to do it. I’m only gonna do the best. That’s why I was with Omega because he was the best. I made him the best. Now, what I’ve done is, I’ve recruited a family of super athletes, of perfectly bred, perfectly physically gifted athletes who are willing to allow me to do some of the thinking, who are willing to follow the strategic approach. So whether it’s Will Ospreay, whether it’s Konosuke Takeshita, whether it’s Sammy Guevara, or whether it’s Will Hobbs, all of these super athletes have one thing in common. They have got something athletically that makes them special. Hobbs has been a killer all his adult life, and he’s been told to bottle it up. Hobbs has been told to suppress that killer instinct, and I have told him to let it flourish, and that’s what it’s going to do. We won’t need to hold back. This is professional wrestling. No one’s getting charged with assault here. With Will Hobbs, he can do what he wants as long as we do it in that squared circle on Dynamite. We’re gonna continue. Jericho was just a taste. I can’t wait to unleash Hobbs on the rest of All Elite Wrestling. It’s going to happen, you’re gonna get to see it, and it makes me physically excited," Callis said.

After the match, the broadcast team noted that Jericho was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. Fightful will provide more information as it becomes available.

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