Booker T believes that a current WWE tag team duo are a huge prospect for the future.
Shawn Michaels and Diesel are one of the most iconic pairings in WWE history. Though the two would later have hugely successful single careers, they also thrived as a charismatic team winning the tag titles in the mid-nineties.
Big Daddy Cool initially debuted as Shawn Michaels’s bodyguard before venturing inside the ring and teaming up with his real-life friend.
Speaking on a recent edition of The Hall of Fame show, Booker T made comparisons between the team of current stars Aliyah and Rodriquez with Michaels and Diesel, even likening Aliyah to the role of the Heartbreak Kid:
“Having a partner like Raquel [Rodriguez] that’s just icing on the cake because, like I say, Shawn Michaels, in the beginning, having that buffer, Diesel, that was huge. That gave Shawn the chance – I can see Aliyah being Shawn Michaels, really working that character really, really well.”
Aaliyah and Raquel Rodriguez were crowned new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions as they defeated the team of IYO SKY and Dakota Kai in the main event of Raw in the finals of the eight-team tournament.
Booker T continued to draw parallels between the two teams, stating the group will be remembered for a “long, long time”:
“If this thing is done right, you guys are going to remember this group for a long, long time. Just like Shawn Michaels and Diesel, you are going to remember this group for a long time. Trust me. “
Rodriguez is a former NXT Women’s Champion and two-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion whilst the victory on Raw marks Aliyah’s first taste of gold in her over seven-year career thus far with WWE.