WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has expressed his disapproval of a potential title vs. title match at WrestleMania 40, where World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins would defend his title against Intercontinental Champion Gunther.
On the January 22 episode of "WWE Raw," Rollins and Gunther hinted at the possibility of such a match, but Booker T believes it may not be the best direction for the event. In his commentary on his "Hall of Fame" show, Booker T voiced his concerns about this scenario.
He argued that a title vs. title match could limit the opportunities for other WWE stars to feature on the WrestleMania card, as it would monopolize a significant portion of the show. "I'm not into this title for title. It just doesn't make any sense.
It just books yourself in a corner. You ain't got as much play as far as with the show. You want everybody to be able to get a piece of the action. If we do something like that you're gonna book yourself in a corner just like we did with Roman," Booker T commented.
Booker T's Concerns
Booker T also questioned the necessity of Gunther, who is the reigning Intercontinental Champion, vying for the World Heavyweight Championship at this point. In his view, Gunther has already solidified his position in the WWE and doesn't require the world title to further enhance his status.
"I don't like booking the show or anything but I just don't think Gunther needs the rub right now. He has established himself so well with the Intercontinental Championship, he doesn't need the world title right now," Booker T emphasized.
"Whoever gets that spot, they're going to be getting a rub and you got to make sure you do that right because, like I said, doing with Gunther, you're doing it with a made man already." Booker T suggests that the recent injury to CM Punk opens up an opportunity for another WWE star to seize the moment with the World Heavyweight Championship.
With Cody Rhodes, the men's Royal Rumble winner, setting his sights on WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns, the WrestleMania landscape is still evolving as fans await the final card for "The Show of Shows" later this year.