The Hall Of Famer WWE Booker T appeared on Ryan Satin's "Out Of Character" podcast to talk about his role at NXT and his understanding of wrestling as a job.
Booker T is a WWE Hall of Famer
On his role at NXT and what he does to entertain fans, Booker T said: "I think having fun is very important to everyone who watches wrestling.
They all want to watch those young guys perform at a very high level in a ring but not only. I try to add my way of commenting on matches to make it more enjoyable and interesting because I'm not a traditional commentator, at least I don't want to be.
I don't pretend to be like Michael Cole. I can never be like him, but I try to entertain people. I think that's wrestling. Wrestling isn't like boxing and it's not like MMA. Those sports are brutal and this has to be a relief." On how he viewed wrestling when he was a wrestler: "Wrestling has always been just a job for me.
This is the only thing that has been for me. I have never considered wrestling to be anything other than my job. Having the belt. , a title, I always cared a lot. Its importance, I loved having one. It was nice to be the face of the company.
Everyone believes in you to make a show. When you are champion, when you win a title, you are doing a lot of work. You're the champion inside the ring but also outside the ring, in short, all the time. It's not easy. So for me, that responsibility, I think I was looking forward to being champion more than anything else." Previously, in his 'Hall Of Fame' podcast, Booker T talked about the African American community in WWE: “One thing I think about when I reflect on wrestling is that we African Americans have risen in presence because we didn't see anyone who looked like us, at least at high levels before.
Now these athletes bring money and before there were very few from this point of view." On his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T discussed the head-to-head battle between SmackDown and AEW Rampage this coming week. The two-time Hall of Famer thinks WWE should go all out to show AEW what they're battling with.
"It's definitely going to show who's eyes are on the product this weekend. Competition, that's what I said before, is good. For WWE to say, 'Hey, we're going to run an extra 30 minutes to show these guys "What's up."' That's a bold step as well."