WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has discussed the lack of challengers for SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and thinks there’s money to be made using the ‘forbidden door.’
Charlotte Flair raised eyebrows when she declared that she would be part of the 2022 women’s Royal Rumble match despite being SmackDown Women’s Champion. As the winner of the Rumble receives a title match at WrestleMania, The Queen believes if she wins the bout then she’ll be able to pick her own challenger on The Grandest Stage Of Them All.
Now former World Heavyweight Champion Booker T has weighed in on the situation on his Hall of Fame podcast. Booker T believes that a challenger could be found for Flair but that they should come from outside WWE:
“Of all the ladies around the world in the business, Charlotte Flair ranks right up there with the best of them. She really does. So to put someone in the ring with here, you got to have someone in the ring that’s believable, perhaps that’s where the ‘forbidden door’ opens.”
“If Charlotte Flair was to step in the ring if that ‘forbidden door’ was open to one of these Japanese stars, (if they were) to show up at the Rumble just to challenge Charlotte Flair. For me, that’s money.”
Booker T also commented on the ‘forbidden door’ more generally and says it can be of great benefit to WWE:
“I think that’s where we have to go in the future in order to get our talent in the company to a place where we want them to be. They need more talent to work.”