Booker T has named the one NXT star that he thinks could break out as a superstar on the WWE roster, noting that in a business where size used to be king, times have changed.
Booker T knows what it’s like to become a breakout star in the wrestling business. Beginning his WCW career as a tag team star with brother Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat the duo won the WCW Tag Team Championship ten times before Booker struck out on his own. Success followed as he went on to famously capture the WCW Championship five times. His career in WWE was laced with success as World Heavyweight Championship gold followed his brush with royalty as the 2006 King Of The Ring.
Now a two-time WWE Hall Of Famer, Booker T is lending his voice and expertise to the next generation of stars. Appearing on an episode of Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker, Booker talked about the next potential breakout star of NXT, and his choice would definitely be undisputed.
Booker T explained:
“Man, there’s a lot of young guys out there, and the landscape of the business has changed. The big guys aren’t as relevant today. I’m really looking to see how far Adam Cole breaks out. People always compare him to the Shawn Michaels type of worker and I really think a guy like Adam Cole – even being a small guy – is going to be able to work so much bigger (wrestlers) than his actual size, like a Shawn Michaels.”
Wrestling was famously the preserve of behemoths of men in the 1980s but a New Generation led by Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels helped change the landscape of wrestling forever. These days the junior heavyweight style associated with those names as well as the likes of Eddie Guerrero, Daniel Bryan, and Tiger Mask has become the norm.
Although there will always be room for larger-than-life stars in wrestling and in the same conversation Booker T named one who he says currently sits at the top of wrestling’s mountain, although the man in question is more used to a seat at The Head Of The Table.