Last week, Jack Perry announced his plans to retire his FTW Championship just one month after capturing the title. Perry claimed that he was the belt’s greatest holder of all time after successfully defending it against ECW legend Rob Van Dam on the 200th episode of AEW Dynamite, albeit in an underhanded fashion thanks to a low blow and roll-up pin. However, the belt’s retirement didn’t go according to Perry’s plans…
In a segment taped for this Saturday’s edition of AEW Collision: Fyter Fest, the former Jungle Boy made his way to the ring and attempted to retire the 25-year-old championship only to be stopped in his tracks by the man he defeated for the belt, Hook. Hook attacked Perry and eventually stood tall over the champion after putting him through a table. It was then announced that Hook will face Perry for the FTW title at AEW All In: London this weekend.
Hook made a second appearance on Collision later in the night when he competed in the show’s 8-man tag team main event which featured ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe on commentary. The former undefeated star teamed with CM Punk, Sting and Darby Allin to successfully defeat the team of Jay White, Swerve Strickland, Luchasaurus and Brian Cage. After the bout, Joe and Punk got into a brawl in the ring ahead of their clash at All In.
Hook versus Perry marks the seventh title match to be announced for All In and the sixth to feature on the main card of the event. Last night’s Dynamite saw the addition of The House of Black defending their AEW World Trios Championship against The Acclaimed’s Anthony Bowens and Max Caster alongside Billy Gunn to the card as well as Santana and Ortiz being added to the event’s Stadium Stampede match – Santana’s first AEW match in 14 months.