WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has shared his reasons for not being a fan of intergender wrestling and says he doesn’t want to see it on television.
Intergender wrestling is something that happens widely on the independent wrestling scene but companies such as WWE and AEW have shied away from it in recent years.
There was a time when matches or acts of apparent violence between men and women were commonplace in WWE with the likes of Jacqueline holding the WWE Cruiserweight Title and The Ninth Wonder Of The World Chyna regularly wrestling men on her way to becoming WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T shared his thoughts on intergender wrestling and says – Chyna notwithstanding – he doesn’t want it on television but concedes it has its place on the indies:
“We had another conversation about intergender wrestling and I say, I don’t think intergender should be something that should be brought in, as long as a man fighting a woman on television. Of course, Chyna was an anomaly – and there can be only one.”
“I just don’t think it’s something we should bring to the forefront where men can actually start punching women in the face. But, I said, for the independent scene where there’s not much wrestling out there, as far as good wrestling, you’re going to have a lot more guys because there are a whole lot more guys in the business and it’s something to do for practice.”