Booker T Critical Of Top NXT Star

Booker T

In October 2022 as part of a major reshuffle by WWE, Booker T made his return to the announce desk as part of NXT.

The WWE Hall of Famer has since confirmed that his place alongside Vic Joseph will be permanent after initially only being expected to stay in the role for two months. This new position has given the former World Champion a front-row seat to assess the next generation of WWE Superstars.

One of the performers expected to make a huge splash on the main roster is NXT Champion Bron Breakker. However, on the most recent episode of the show, it appears that fans are starting to turn on the long-reigning champion. During his segment featuring Jinder Mahal, there were loud “Bron Breakker sucks” chants throughout and fans online have suggested that the star has stagnated.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T appeared to agree with fans that Breakker has some work to do. Booker said that the second-generation star only has “one gear” while offering him advice.

“One piece of advice I can give Bron Breakker is you might need to listen to the fans,” Booker said. “You can’t get complacent in this business and think that the fans are going to stick with you. The one thing that you need to make it to that next level is the fans. The fans dictate everything. The one thing with Bron Breakker is he’s got like one gear. He needs to figure out when he’s riding in first, second, third, fourth, and when he needs to shift it into fifth. That’s something that right now he’s in that mode to where he’s learning that.”

The veteran added that he hopes Breakker hears his comments and comes to him for a conversation. Booker went on to reiterate the importance of being able to offer fans more than just one side to your character.

“Hopefully he’ll hear this interview and go, ‘Coach, what do you mean by that’, because you have to be innovative in this business. You have to be able to give the fans a bone every now and then. You got to be able to let them smell, you know, lift the pot a little bit and let them smell what’s cooking up underneath.

The thing is, you got to be able to mix what’s in that pot up on a weekly basis. If I’m just eating chicken, chicken, chicken, I’m going to get tired of just eating chicken. I want some steak. If I just eat steak too long, give me some lobster. You have to be able to mix it up, especially when you’re champion.”

Has Booker T Retired?

Booker T recently laced up his boots one more time for a short cameo in the men’s Royal Rumble match. However, far from being a sign that he’s preparing for one more run, the WWE legend recently confirmed that it will be the last time that fans will see him in the ring on a major stage.

H/t to WrestlingNews.Co