On the July 27 edition of AEW Dynamite, subtitled Fight For The Fallen, Danhausen challenged Ricky Starks for the FTW Championship. The champion made short work of the “Very Nice, Very Evil” challenger, the “Absolute” one showcasing his trademark confidence. Following this victory, Starks took a microphone, demanding a “real” challenge. He wouldn’t have to wait long, as it would be his fellow Team Taz alumni, Hook, that answered the call. Hook stormed the ring and the match was made official. Despite Starks’s best efforts, Hook applied Redrum, winning via submission and capturing the FTW Championship – the same his father, Taz, introduced – in the process.
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Hook Wins FTW Championship
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Post-match, Tony Schiavone entered the ring to interview Starks, who had Powerhouse Hobbs by his side. Starks admitted that he was no stranger to losing, and that he was okay with that. However, he declared that he made the most of the FTW Championship, bringing it back to prominence and exceeding the expectations of others. This was an emotional interview that had the crowd in attendance on the side of Starks, who stated that his time was “right now.” Suddenly, Hobbs attacked Starks from behind, flooring the now former FTW Champion. Hobbs followed up with a giant spinebuster on Starks, effectively ending their partnership.
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