Booker T is one of the most well-known WCW and WWE wrestlers of all time, and he spoke about former professional wrestling great, Vader on his podcast. According to Booker, Vader actually revolutionized the wrestling business.
He also stated that Vader was a huge inspiration for him. “He definitely was one of those guys that made an impact on me. Because it was before I ever got into wrestling, but I was watching NWA back in the day, and then I got the chance to see Vader come out.
You know, he came from Japan, he had the big Mastodon helmet, the smoke would come out of it,” he said. “It was definitely revolutionizing the business. Vader was always high on the list, one of the first big guys that would go out there and pull the moonsault off.
So, Vader was definitely Hall Of Fame material”.
Booker T States That Vader Is One of Best Of All Time
He then started praising Vader. He believes that Vader is one of the best. “Vader, he passed away from heart complications.
But let me tell you man, he fought man, he fought to the end,” Booker claimed. “He actually said, ‘I can beat this,’ he was working in matches all the way up to the end. I think he had an angle going on with somebody.
Will Ospreay, exactly. That’s what wrestlers do, to the end they push themselves. Definitely one of the all-time greats, Big Van Vader”. He then spoke about a story. Vince McMahon actually had to pull some strings to help Vader after he flipped a table while arguing with a host in Kuwait.
“They was doing like a talk show, and Vader pretty much pulled the Dr. D, David Schultz. And I think he almost got detained or something like that,” Booker T said. “From what my understanding is, Vince McMahon had to actually pull some strings to get him up out of there.
I can’t remember where they were, it was back in the 90s, right? In that situation, you’re going to lose it. And someone like Vader, I am sure he was one of those guys back then that was highly strung. And I’ve been around Vader, he was always one of those guys, someone that was looking to hit somebody, if the situation was right. If a situation is going to come like that, I am sure he’s going to take advantage of it”.