In his "Hall Of Fame" podcast, Booker T talked about various topics, and at one point he touched on Randy Orton as well as Batista, who were part of Evolution.. “If I get a guy that looks like Randy coming into my faction, I’m gonna welcome him.
If I got a guy like Batista, looking like Batista looked back then, come on in. We’re not talking about Wheeler Yuta. Okay, let’s just get that straight. What I’m saying is, a lot of guys these days, you know, they’re not even thinking about if they pass the smell test or not.
They just want to, you know, take the test. I mean, come on, you know, just because you thought about being a lawyer, don’t think you can pass the bar. That’s what I’m saying. A lot of these guys don’t pass the bar”.
- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com.
Booker T has a different view on certain things than others. “A lot of guys these days going out there, and just say for instance, you know, the guy that’s 160 pounds, beating up the guy that’s 350 pounds alla Adam Cole vs Keith Lee.
That’s what I mean. Just because a guy goes out and beats Keith Lee on multiple occasions doesn’t make me believe that he could ever beat Keith Lee in a real competition, a wrestling competition, a fight. That’s what I mean.
These days, these promoters, they don’t care if they pass the smell test or not. They just want to see somebody go out there and play games and take this business and turn it upside down and in and out. That’s what they want to do with it.
Me, personally, I don’t buy into that sentiment right there. I just don’t. I think guys should still look the part if they’re going to be playing the parts”.