On Twitter, a contentious exchange took place involving Jinder Mahal, Tony Khan, and other notable personalities. The exchange not only negatively impacted Tony Khan’s reputation but also inadvertently drew AEW star HOOK into the discussion. Now, even Kevin Nash is questioning HOOK’s credibility.
To provide context, Tony Khan’s meltdown stemmed from troll tweet by The USA Network account. Khan responded by defending his booking decisions and AEW, pointing out what he considered a “double standard.” In his response, he compared Jinder Mahal’s win-loss record to that of HOOK, who is a contender for the AEW World Championship.
“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 retaliation, Jinder Mahal had a fitting comeback on Twitter, questioning the identity of FTW Champion HOOK and promoting WWE’s Monday Night Raw on the USA Network. Despite the exchange happening in the past, the topic remains a subject of discussion among many.
While speaking on his Kliq This podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash expressed his lack of familiarity with HOOK, referencing Tony Khan’s promotion of HOOK’s 28-1 record in AEW. Nash compared HOOK to Jinder Mahal, who hasn’t won a match in a year, questioning the Q rating and visibility of the two wrestlers. He also questioned how believable HOOK would be, comparing it to Goldberg’s undefeated streak in WCW.
“If f**ing HOOK was sitting next to me right now, I wouldn’t know who the f**k HOOK was. Give him the fu**ing hook. So let’s just say it’s 28-1 career record. This sounds like fu**ing back when they were doing the Goldberg thing. It’s like, you know he didn’t really win 28 matches of his own accord, but my whole thing is Q rating. If you put a fu**ing picture of Jinder and then you put a picture of HOOK, I’m quite sure fu**ing Jinder is gonna fu**ing have a much higher Q rating. It’s like, ‘Tomorrow on TBS.’ Well enjoy that because you guys might not be on much longer.”
When shown a picture of HOOK, Nash admitted not recognizing him and questioned the wrestler’s weight class, making it clear he doesn’t think HOOK is credible at all.
“Who is this? Jesus, I mean, is that like, flyweight? What does that guy weigh?”
HOOK is set 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 the Coldhearted Devil will fail in the match.
What do you think of what Kevin Nash had to say? Do you feel Tony Khan hasn’t booked HOOK well at all? Let us know in the comments section below!