Booker T has tipped his hat to some of the giants of WWE’s past.
Fans, and professional wrestling as an industry loves a list. Whether that’s favourite matches, wrestlers, events, theme music, or whatever else can be put into a ranking system, wrestling is here for it.
The age-old question, as is the case in almost every other form of sport or entertainment is who’s the greatest of all time? It’s a debate that never goes away, with everyone passionately bringing the case for their favourite.
Appearing on the Insight podcast with Chris Van Vliet, Booker T dived into his own personal “Mount Rushmore.” The WWE Hall of Famer name-checked the likes of Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Hulk Hogan, and Roddy Piper before throwing in a cheeky mention for himself.
“I don’t know man. You know what? I don’t know. I really don’t look at wrestling like that. Of course you got Ric Flair. You know, he’s gonna be there. You know, of course you got Hogan because when I look at Ric Flair, I look at him for a certain reason. And the reason is the work Ric Flair put in there, he’s like a god. I’m talking about the young Ric Flair that went there. When he ran hard on both ends in the ring, he performed at the highest level.
Then you got a guy like Hogan who came along and changed the name of the game as far as how much money guys were making in Hollywood, you know, thing, you know? Then the other two, probably, you know, Steamboat, of course, for being perhaps the best babyface that ever lived, you know, a guy that can go out there and perform at such a high level. And then you got a guy like Piper who could do anything, but was such a major star, you know. But the Rushmore thing is like, you know, up for debate, everybody’s gonna have their own, you know, Rushmore, should I be on there? You know, the greatest, you know, 35 time champion? Perhaps.”
Who Does Booker T Think WWE Should Sign Next?
While he has an appreciation for professional wrestling’s past, in 2023 Booker T believes that WWE should sign Nick Aldis. The star is currently a free agent after his contract expired and has been linked with a move to the sports entertainment giant.
Booker said he was unsure what Aldis’ exact role could be, but having him onboard would certainly add value.
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