WWE Hall of Famer Booker T had a less than flattering response after learning that Tyrus is the current NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
It has been a tumultuous few months for the National Wrestling Alliance with a number of recent controversies drawing criticism from wrestling fans.
One notable criticism was levied at the promotion after Billy Corgan confirmed that NWA EmPowerrr would not be returning, despite the show being well-received by fans and critics after the event in 2021.
Speaking to Fightful, Corgan made the controversial comment that there are plenty of great female wrestlers in the world, but questioned whether or not they could wrestle the ‘NWA style’. These comments were highlighted after the promotion crowned Tyrus, formerly known as Brodus Clay in WWE, as their new NWA World Heavyweight Champion this past weekend at NWA Hard Times 3.
Booker T Discusses NWA’s Recent Controversies
On the latest edition of his ‘Hall Of Fame’ podcast, Booker T and co-host Brad Gilmore discussed the recent stories coming out of NWA, with Booker T saying:
“I don’t know a whole lot about NWA other than I see it sporadically, and I know they’ve got that studio feel of wrestling like the old Crockett promotion from back in the day”
The former WCW Champion then asked who the current NWA Champion is. Upon learning that it was Tyrus, Booker T commented “Okay, that tells me everything I need to know” before bursting into laughter.
Booker T then asked Gilmore to name his favourite Tyrus match, to which the co-host responded with “whichever one was the quickest”.
Elsewhere in NWA, former face of the brand Nick Aldis recently confirmed he would be leaving the company when his contract expires in January 2023. Following this announcement, NWA suspended Aldis and removed him the Hard Times 3 pay-per-view.
Inside The Ropes exclusively revealed this week that World Of Sport Wrestling are looking to relaunch and have already reached to Aldis and Mickie James to be involved with the promotion.
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.