Powerhouse Will Hobbs was interviewed this week on Chris Jericho’s “Discuss Is Jericho” podcast.
Hobbs mentioned he’s residing his brother’s dream and he explains why it was vital for him to make it in wrestling after his brother was killed whereas taking a bullet for him. Hobbs talked about being raised by his grandparents, going to wrestling exhibits as a child, dressing up as a child, accumulating motion figures, calling Booker T to coach at his college, his WWE tryout, and the way he made it to AEW. He additionally talks about assembly Sting for the primary time, studying from Taz, and the suggestions he received from the late Mr. Brodie Lee.
Listed below are some highlights:
Will Hobbs talked about his brother being shot to loss of life:
“We had been tight. He wished to be within the wrestling enterprise and he wished to be my supervisor. He was a tall, lanky dude, like Slick. He can speak. We all the time mentioned he can promote an Eskimo snow. He had that kind of recreation. He received into the fallacious crowd and ended up not doing what you’re imagined to do. He ended up getting shot and I ended up getting hit within the forearm getting shoved out of the way in which. He shoved me out of the way in which after which took a bullet. I used to be 22 on the time. It’s a shared dream with him.”
Hobbs talked shared a narrative about his robust upbringing:
“Rising up, I’ve had individuals put stuff in my backpack and say, ‘Hey, earlier than you get on the bus, you’ll want to go all the way down to that home.’ I needed to take out all my books, my binders, notebooks, college books, and so they put stuff in my backpack and say, ‘You should go to that home.’ Who’s going to take a look at a seven or eight yr outdated child strolling down the road. The cops aren’t going to take a look at me. I had individuals inform me, ‘Once you get off the bus, go stroll the opposite approach residence. You don’t need to be right here when that is about to occur.’ The bus cease was about half a block away from the place I lived, so I might get off the bus, stroll a half a block and go residence. I needed to stroll eight blocks earlier than I received residence and my grandma mentioned, ‘What the hell took you so lengthy?’ I needed to clarify to her that they instructed me I needed to go this manner. There was going to be an enormous brawl or taking pictures.”
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At present’s @TalkIsJericho is with @TrueWillieHobbs, who explains why it is vital for him to make it in wrestling after his brother’s loss of life. He tells @IAmJericho about cold-calling @BookerT5x to coach, his @WWE tryout, and his journey to @AEW. https://t.co/b9KwGsOHNS
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