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AEW’s Powerhouse Hobbs Suffers Major Injury: What This Means for His Future

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Powerhouse Hobbs, a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), has sustained a serious injury during a match with Jon Moxley on “AEW Dynamite,” putting his immediate wrestling plans, including international appearances, on hold.

Details of the Injury

  • The injury occurred during a high-stakes match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Confirmed by “Fightful Select,” Hobbs’ injury is severe enough to necessitate surgery.
  • The extent of the injury and the recovery timeline remain unclear.

Impact on Hobbs’ Career and AEW Plans

  • Before the injury, Hobbs was involved in a budding feud with NJPW’s Yota Tsuji, hinting at plans for Hobbs to compete in Japan or at the AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door event.
  • Tsuji’s prior critiques of Hobbs’ title shot and the AEW-NJPW partnership add layers to their potential clash.
  • With Hobbs now sidelined, any immediate plans for his participation in international matches or storylines are presumably on hold.

Why It Matters

This injury not only sidelines one of AEW’s burgeoning talents but could also affect AEW’s creative plans and its relationship with NJPW. Powerhouse Hobbs’ ascension in the wrestling world, coupled with cross-promotional narratives, represents a significant investment in talent development and international collaboration for AEW.

What’s Next?

The wrestling community awaits further updates on Hobbs’ condition and recovery progress. His absence will surely be felt both in AEW and potentially in NJPW, where a match against Tsuji could have further solidified the inter-promotional alliance.

Final Thoughts

Injuries are an unfortunate reality in professional wrestling, impacting not just the athletes involved but the larger story arcs and promotional strategies. As Powerhouse Hobbs faces this setback, the wrestling world rallies behind him, hoping for a full and swift recovery. This incident underscores the physical risks wrestlers take to entertain fans and advance their careers within the global wrestling landscape.

Do you think Hobbs’ injury will significantly impact AEW’s plans for its international presence, particularly with NJPW? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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