The outbreak of the global pandemic has brought virtually all sectors to their knees, including sports entertainment. WWE succeeded in continuing its shows thanks to the creation of the ThunderDome, but the empty arenas and subsequent crisis generated a chain reaction.
Over the past year and a half, the Stamford-based federation has been forced to release more than 50 superstars and numerous behind-the-scenes insiders. Famous names of the caliber of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Andrade, Mickie James and Bray Wyatt had to pack their bags, testifying to the not very prosperous period the company is going through.
To this must be added the growth of All Elite Wrestling, whose product is becoming more and more intriguing thanks to the recent engagement of absolute champions. In the past few weeks, we have in fact witnessed the beginnings of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan in the company of Tony Khan.
Two knockouts for WWE, as the legendary Mick Foley admitted a few days ago. Unlike in the past, Vince McMahon's federation is no longer the ideal destination for any wrestler. As part of his 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T expressed his opinion on the matter.
“I think Mick Foley's comments are very close to the reality we are living in. I cannot disagree with his words. Mick is an intelligent person, he knows the facts about him and has always been honest with the public” - explained Booker T.
Booker T takes a shot at WWE
"If a figure of the caliber of Foley says such things, it means that the right time has come for a good examination of conscience. Wrestling has changed and the needs of young people have changed.
Up until 20 years ago, kids approaching wrestling had no choice, they could only watch WWE. Now, however, there is an AEW on the rise, which has attracted many young people. Those same kids could be wrestling fans without ever having attended a WWE show,” analyzed the two-time Hall of Famer.
The Hall of Famer also thinks that Kross could've fit in with the great stars that were present during WWE's Attitude Era. "Everybody wants to have a chance of being part of that experience (WWE) - that WrestleMania thing, every one should want that," said Booker T.
"But, at the same time, I can only imagine if I knew I was ready to breakout and, you know - I look at Karrion Kross and I've always said, 'Man, this guy, he's a grown-ass man. He's a throwback."