Hook (wrestler)

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Hook
Hook in July 2022
Birth nameTyler Cole Senerchia
Born (1999-05-04) May 4, 1999 (age 25)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Taz (father)
FamilyChris Chetti (cousin)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Hook
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Billed weight202 lb (92 kg)[1]
Billed from"St. Mark's Place"
Trained byBrian Myers[2]
Pat Buck[2]
Cody Rhodes[2]
Q. T. Marshall[2]
DebutDecember 8, 2021

Tyler Cole Senerchia[3] (born May 4, 1999) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Hook (often stylized as HOOK). He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Professional wrestling career

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All Elite Wrestling (2020–present)

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On the November 25, 2020, episode of AEW Dynamite, Senerchia, under the ring name Hook, made his first appearance in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a heel, aligning himself with his father Taz as part of Team Taz, also consisting of Brian Cage, Ricky Starks, and Powerhouse Hobbs.[4] On December 8, 2021, Hook made his professional wrestling debut against Fuego Del Sol for an episode of AEW Rampage, which aired two days later. Hook won the match by submission with a half nelson choke called Redrum.[5] Shortly after the match aired, AEW president Tony Khan announced that Hook had signed a contract with the company.[6] Hook's debut, which had become an internet meme before the match,[7] garnered praise from critics, with several praising his level of skill despite being a rookie.[8][9][10] Two weeks later, Hook would quickly defeat Bear Bronson at Rampage: Holiday Bash.[11] His next match would be a win over Aaron Solo, which would begin a feud with Q. T. Marshall.[12] The feud would culminate with Hook defeating Marshall on Revolution's pre-show, The Buy In, on March 6, 2022.[13] In May, Hook began to work with Danhausen.[14][15] On July 27 at Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen, Hook defeated Ricky Starks for the FTW Championship, a title established by his father in the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion and reintroduced by Taz in AEW in 2020.[16]

Hook would later begin to team up with Jungle Boy to feud with The Firm and to defeat its members, Lee Moriarty, Ethan Page and Big Bill in various tag team matches, and would continue to feud with them in Jungle Boy’s absence until Double or Nothing, in the Buy-In teaming up with the Hardy’s and defeating Ethan Page & The Gunns.[17] On June 25, 2023, at Forbidden Door, Jungle Boy, by this point known by his given name Jack Perry, attacked Hook after losing his match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Sanada, turning heel in the process.[18][19] On the July 19 at Blood & Guts, Perry defeated Hook for the FTW Championship, ending his first reign at 357 days and giving Hook his first singles loss in his AEW career in the process.[20] On August 27 during All In: Zero Hour, Hook would defeat Perry to win the FTW Championship for the record tying second time, sharing the record with his father Taz.[21] Starting in March 2024, Chris Jericho attempted to form a mentor-student relationship with Hook. However, Jericho was rebuffed, ultimately leading to a title match between the two at Dynasty, where Jericho won the FTW Championship, ending Hook's second reign at 238 days.[22] At Double or Nothing on May 26, Hook was unsuccessful in an FTW Championship triple threat involving Jericho and Katsuyori Shibata.[23]

Professional wrestling style and persona

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Hook's finisher, named Redrum, is a half nelson choke (also known as a kata ha jime), the same as his father's finisher, the Tazmission.[6] He has been nicknamed "The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil".[24] Hook uses the Action Bronson song "The Chairman's Intent" from the album Blue Chips 7000 as his entrance theme.[25]

Personal life

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Senerchia is the son of professional wrestler Peter Senerchia, known professionally as Taz. He is of Italian descent.

Senerchia played lacrosse at Plainedge High School, garnering all-state honors and being ranked 74th in the nation by Inside Lacrosse.[2] In 2018, Senerchia served as a long-stick midfielder for the Bucknell Bison men's lacrosse team;[3] he subsequently transferred to the Sacred Heart Pioneers.[26]

Championships and accomplishments

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Hook is a record tying two-time FTW Champion, sharing the record with his father Taz (left)

References

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  1. ^ a b "Hook Cagematch Profile". cagematch.net. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e Haynes, Cassidy (November 27, 2020). "More On Taz's Son Hook's Background And Wrestling Training".
  3. ^ a b "Tyler Senerchia". BucknellBison.com. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Quarrinton, Norman (December 12, 2021). "AEW's Hook Adopts And Renames The Tazmission". TheSportster.
  5. ^ "AEW Rampage December 10 2021 Results". allelitewrestling. December 11, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Guzzo, Gisberto (December 11, 2021). "Taz Reacts To Hook's Debut Match In AEW, Says Tazmission Is Now Called Redrum". Fightful. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  7. ^ Fann, Rich (December 12, 2021). "FANN: Send Hook! After months of Hook memes and anticipation, this kid shows he can wrestle". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on December 16, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  8. ^ Collins, Joseph (December 10, 2021). "AEW Rampage live results: Hook debuts, Tag Team title match". F4WOnline.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  9. ^ Strode, Cory (December 11, 2021). "Hook debuts and the world is forever changed: The AEW Rampage Report". PWInsider.com. Archived from the original on December 16, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  10. ^ Keller, Wade (December 10, 2021). "12/10 AEW Rampage Report: Lucha Bros. vs. FTR for the AEW Tag Team Titles, Hook's in-ring debut against Fuego del Sol, Cole vs. Yuta, Six-Woman Tag". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on December 13, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  11. ^ Staff, A. E. W. (December 26, 2021). "AEW Rampage Results for December 25, 2021". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  12. ^ Staff, A. E. W. (January 8, 2022). "AEW Rampage Results for January 7, 2022". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  13. ^ Staff, A. E. W. (March 7, 2022). "AEW Revolution 2022 Results". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  14. ^ AEW Staff (May 7, 2022). "AEW Rampage Results fro May 6, 2022". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  15. ^ Barnett, Jake (May 11, 2022). "5/11 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy, Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood, and Toni Storm vs. Jamie Hayter in Owen Hart tournament matches, Ricky Starks vs. Jungle Boy for the FTW Title, CM Punk vs. John Silver, Danhausen vs. Tony Nese, MJF and Wardlow contract signing for Double Or Nothing". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  16. ^ AEW Staff (July 28, 2022). "AEW Dynamite: Fight For The Fallen Results for July 27, 2022". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  17. ^ Tessier, Colin (December 15, 2022). "The House of Black Dominates, HOOK Saves 'Jungle Boy' Jack Perry, Soho Gets Revenge". Fightful News.
  18. ^ Valdez, Nick (June 25, 2023). "AEW Forbidden Door: "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry Finally Turned Heel and AEW Fans Love It". ComicBook.com. Retrieved June 25, 2023.
  19. ^ Tessier, Colin (June 25, 2023). "Jack Perry Turns On HOOK After Losing To SANADA At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door". Fightful. Retrieved June 25, 2023.
  20. ^ Powell, Jason (July 19, 2023). "AEW Dynamite results (7/19): Powell's live review of Golden Elite vs. Blackpool Combat Club in a Blood & Guts match, MJF and Adam Cole vs. Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara in the Blind Eliminator tourney finals". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  21. ^ All In Zero Hour results - Pro Wrestling.Net
  22. ^ Chiari, Mike (April 22, 2024). "Chris Jericho Beats Hook to Win FTW Title at AEW Dynasty 2024". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 25, 2024.
  23. ^ Rivera, Joe. "AEW Double or Nothing 2024: Results, match grades, highlights and more for chaotic show". USA TODAY. Retrieved June 5, 2024.
  24. ^ "The Real-Life Diet of Pro Wrestler Hook, Who Bulked up with Late-Night Steak". June 9, 2022.
  25. ^ Minsker, Evan (December 10, 2021). "An Action Bronson Song Is Hook's New AEW Entrance Theme". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on December 19, 2021. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  26. ^ Jastrzembski, Chris (July 24, 2018). "2018 men's lacrosse year in review: #40 Sacred Heart Pioneers". CollegeCrosse.com. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  27. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2022". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
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