Powerhouse Hobbs worked on Facebook and Instagram before AEW

Powerhouse Hobbs, who started working for AEW in June 2020 and signed with the company shortly after competing in a 21-Man Casino Battle Royale at the All Out PPV event on September 5, 2020, is one of the tall ones, the most agile and physically imposing. men not just in AEW, but in all of pro wrestling. Prior to working in All Elite Wrestling, Powerhouse worked in the facilities department of Instagram and Facebook, which he discussed on a recent edition of the “Insight with Chris Van Vliet” podcast.

Here is what Powerhouse Hobbs said:

“I was working on Facebook and Instagram.” “I ran their facilities department, so I ran about four different buildings.”

“Then I got a call saying we were going to give you a month off with pay, and I agree with that. I can take my son Bam Bam to school and take care of my other son Julian. I got home around 2:30 p.m. and then got a call around 3:45 p.m. saying they were going to terminate my contract.

“I’m like, f**k, but everything happens for a reason. I’m glad I was let go and I’m living my dream.

Powerhouse Hobbs also talked about how his in-ring gear is a tribute to Harlem Heat.

Here is what Powerhouse Hobbs said:

“Yeah, those were my guys growing up.” “Just the bully factor and they were talking like my grandparents when I was growing up. Things like, ‘Neckbones, sucka;’ my grandpa said things to a t-shirt, “So those were my guys growing up. Plus they look like me, so that was a good thing.”

Powerhouse Hobbs also opened up about when he knew he wanted to be a professional wrestler.

Here is what Powerhouse Hobbs said:

“I always wanted to be a wrestler since I was 5 years old. That was all I was interested in. I played football, basketball and baseball, but wrestling was all that mattered. “I remember going to a live show and being like, ‘OK, I know which school to go to,’ which was APW, which was in Beyond The Mat.”

“So I saved the money, pulled the trigger, and that was it. We had 23 people at the start and there were only 2 people at the end.

Powerhouse Hobbs also spoke of receiving a phone call and text from QT Marshall and showing up at the Daily’s Place as well as his amazement when he arrived at the scene, especially due to the fact that everyone was really friendly with him. I don’t mind losing to Orange Cassidy because all he wanted was to help the show any way he could.

Here is what Powerhouse Hobbs said:

“I know a phone call was called, and next thing I know I got a text from QT Marshall.” “I looked at it, and I was like, ‘This is bullshit.’ I sat on it for a bit and answered.

“It was one of those things where I’m like, do I risk flying to Jacksonville and maybe getting COVID, or do I say, ‘Thank you, when things open up again … “I’m like, I’m a fool if I say no to this. I remember QT asking me if I was from around Jacksonville. I said, ‘No, but I’ll find a way to get there”.

“When I arrived there, I was amazed by Daily’s Place. Everyone was nice to me. I looked on the board and had a match with Orange Cassidy. I am cool. I went through the program and he has a feud with Chris Jericho. Then 12.36 seconds later I lost to Orange Cassidy, but I didn’t care if I won or lost. My main focus was, “How can I help this show?”

“I knew the pay-per-view was coming with him and Jericho, and I knew it was going on the reel because of my height and his size, and it was.”

Powerhouse Hobbs then opened up about his breakout moment in AEW, which for him was the Battle Royal and the Saturday Night Dynamite match with Darby Allin before the PPV.

Here is what Powerhouse Hobbs said:

“I think it was the Battle Royal and that Saturday Night Dynamite match with Darby (Allin) before the pay-per-view.” “I think people in California knew who I was, but Florida, like people who saw AEW Dark, know who Will Hobbs was.”

“That Battle Royal was crazy because it was the anniversary of my brother’s death. I was in the Battle Royal and one of the last six. When I had that moment with Matt Sydal and that spinebuster and that I had that moment with Archer, I was like, ‘I should be here.’ Everything took off after that.”

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