On Twitter, a heated exchange unfolded involving Jinder Mahal, Tony Khan, and other notable personalities. It damaged Tony Khan’s reputation but AEW star HOOK also inadvertently became a part of the discussion. Now, Booker T questioned the significance of HOOK’s wins after Khan’s meltdown.
In case you need a refresher, Tony Khan’s meltdown originated from troll tweet by The USA Network account. In response, Khan defended his booking decisions and his company on Twitter, highlighting what he perceived as a “double standard.” He compared Jinder Mahal’s win-loss record to that of HOOK, the AEW World Champion contender.
“A double standard: @730hook 28-1 career record, on winning streak calls out the Champ, a logical challenge sparks online outrage Jinder has literally lost every single match he’s in for the past year, immediately gets title shot, where is the rage #AEWDynamite TOMORROW on TBS.“
In response, Jinder Mahal had fitting comeback on Twitter, questioning the identity of FTW Champion HOOK and promoting WWE’s Monday Night Raw on the USA Network. However, the topic is still something worth discussing for many even now.
While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T discussed Tony Khan’s tweets about HOOK’s 28-1 record. Booker raised questions about the significance of HOOK’s wins, asking if anyone remembers specific victories or opponents.
While expressing that he wasn’t hating on HOOK, Booker T emphasized his curiosity about the lack of buzz around HOOK despite the impressive winning streak. Booker suggested that with a 28-1 record, HOOK should be a household name, especially on AEW Dynamite.
”Do you remember five of those 28 wins that HOOK had? I’m serious. Do you remember five of the guys that HOOK beat? Three of the guys HOOK beat?
I don’t want anyone to think I’m hating on HOOK. I don’t want anyone to think, for one second, that I’m hating on HOOK. I wanna touch on Tony Khan more than anything. When I asked, ‘How many of those wins do you remember HOOK had on television?’ That winning streak, you can’t remember one. The thing is, seems like that would have been a hell of a time to make HOOK a household name, having that 28-0 run. Seems like he would have had all those shows on Dynamite.
I don’t know when the hell he picked up a 28-1 record because I haven’t seen this kid. Personally, I don’t watch a lot of AEW, but I do watch a lot of highlights from AEW, TNA, and every other organization, and I have not seen a whole lot of buzz about HOOK. There should be a hell of a lot of buzz around HOOK if he has a 28-1 record. I could be wrong. I could be wrong about that. I do know that if this kid was in Reality of Wrestling and he had a 28-1 run, he’d be near the top rung as far as people talking about him on a weekly basis.”
Jinder Mahal is set to challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Title on the January 15 episode of WWE RAW. On the other hand, HOOK is lined up to challenge Samoa Joe for the AEW World Title on the January 17 episode of AEW Dynamite. We’ll have to wait and see how both of them will fare in their respective title matches.
What do you think of what Booker T had to say? Do you feel Tony Khan hasn’t booked HOOK well at all? Let us know in the comments section below!