Booker T is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, being inducted both on his own and as a part of Harlem Heat, the tag team he shared with his brother Stevie Ray. He was inducted on his own back in 2013, and earned his second Hall of Fame ring in 2019 alongside his brother.
A recent shift in the commentary roles across all three WWE brands saw Booker T find himself in WWE NXT alongside Vic Joseph, taking the place of Wade Barrett, who has moved to SmackDown to commentate next to Michael Cole. With his decades in the wrestling business, Booker T brings a unique perspective to the commentary table, but he’s also known to go off-script from time to time.
Booker T Used His WWE NXT Commentary Role To Campaign For The Nasty Boys To Enter The WWE Hall Of Fame In 2023
On the October 18th episode of WWE NXT, the Joe Gacy-led Schism took on Cameron Grimes, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson after Grimes approached The OC the previous night on Raw. During the bout, Booker T took the opportunity to announce that he was “campaigning” for The Nasty Boys to enter the WWE Hall of Fame in 2023, saying he wanted to put that out into the world. He then went back to commentating the match, which saw Grimes and The OC victorious.
This isn’t the first time Booker T has put forth the team of Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags to be entered into Hall of Fame contention. During a January episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, he spoke about wanting the team to join the Class of 2022 as that had not yet been finalized:
“For me, The Nastys. Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags. I think those guys are definitely deserving of being in the Hall Of Fame. I had plenty of matches with The Nastys in WCW, I remember those guys. They worked in WWF before that, I was like, ‘man these guys are nasty to the core.’ But as far as what they brought to the table and what they gave to the business, it’s is no doubt that they are truly Hall Of Famers.”