Booker T‘s announcing seems to just be getting stranger and stranger week after week. The WWE Hall of Famer is currently one of three announcers on Monday Night Raw and some of the things he says each week is just baffling. When people first started noticing it, in all honesty, it was a little aggravating. Fans began fantasy booking who could take his place. Now that a few months have passed we have actually reached a point where his nonsensical ramblings and contradictions are pretty entertaining. It’s not as if WWE are blissfully unaware either. Michael Cole and Corey Graves pick up on Booker’s misgivings and even make fun of him for them sometimes. If this is what Vince McMahon intended when he put Booker back behind the announce desk, then the man really is a genius. Here are five of the strangest things that Booker T said during this week’s Raw.
5. Jason Jordan Is Looking Pretty Desperate
Jason Jordan’s match with Roman Reigns on Monday night almost supplied us with enough content for this list all by itself, as will become evident as you make your way through this article. When Jason Jordan is in the ring Booker T’s brain seems to became twice as muddled as it already is normally. Once again, Jordan gave a good account of himself on Raw this week against another top guy. The former Tag Team Champion was performing his signature corner to corner move when Booker T decided to say that he seemed desperate. At the time he was in full control of the match and his fellow announcers questioned why he decided to make that comment at that point.
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4. Kurt Angle Hasn’t Been A Father For Very Long
As fans, we have had to suspend our disbelief this year when it comes to the storyline between Jason Jordan and Kurt Angle. The majority of the WWE Universe is very aware that these two Superstars are not, in fact, father and son. That angle has already pushed the boundaries of what WWE can do in 2017 with the presence of social media and what fans know nowadays. Well, apparently Booker T would like us to believe that Jason Jordan is the Raw General Manager’s only child. On Monday night, Booker defended some of Angle’s decisions involving Jordan by saying he hasn’t been a father for very long. Angle’s five real-life children, the oldest of whom just turned 15, would probably take issue with that statement.
3. Sasha Deserves A Title Shot But Jordan Doesn’t
We did warn you that this list would be very Jason Jordan heavy. In actual fact, this comment didn’t happen during the Jordan-Reigns match, but was actually said while Sasha Banks was taking on Paige. The announcers were discussing whether The Boss deserves a title shot simply because she places herself in championship positions. Booker T claimed that by doing this then yes, she should get a title shot. Rewind back to the first match of the night and the six-time World Champion had a very different opinion. Jordan wanted a shot at Roman Reigns’ Intercontinental Championship, but Booker felt very strongly that he shouldn’t get a shot simply because he put himself in that position.
2. I Love This Guy! No Wait, I Hate This Guy!
What seems to be the main issue with Booker T‘s announcing is he doesn’t know what his opinion on certain talents is supposed to be. With a two-man announce booth there’s normally one commentator who is a face and one who’s a heel. When there are three of them their individual roles can get lost and confused. In keeping with the theme of this list, there is no greater example of that confusion than Booker and Jason Jordan. At the beginning of the Intercontinental Title match on Monday night, Booker said that he couldn’t stand Jordan and that he needs to go to the back of the line. Before the end of it, he was saying that he had always been a fan of the former American Alpha guy and that he has all the talent in the world. Pick a lane and stick to it Booker.
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1. So Tough That She Didn’t Finish Tough Enough
We saved the best for last, and the one comment we picked out from Monday night that didn’t involve Jason Jordan in some way. It happened while Absolution was at ringside and what was said was just downright baffling. Booker T was talking about Mandy Rose and actually said words to the effect of she is so tough that she didn’t even finish Tough Enough. What is that even supposed to mean? Surely, if she is tough then she would have completed Tough Enough? And secondly, she did finish Tough Enough! We were first introduced to Rose during the 2015 season of the reality show and she made it all the way to the final, finishing second, so she was there for the entirety of the show.
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