There’s not a doubt in anyone’s mind that WWE Hall of Famer Booker T had a huge impact on the sport of wrestling and continues to do so with his own independent wrestling company.
Booker T’s company, Reality of Wrestling, is one of the top independent companies in the United States, and they just landed a TV deal with FIVE TV to air their weekly show as well as all future pay-per-views. Booker T recently did an interview with Ring Rust Radio, which you can listen to below. He talked about ROW’s deal with FIVE TV as well as his WWE dream match.
Booker T was asked who he would face off against in a WWE dream match if he could get back in the ring one more time.
“Booker T vs. Shawn Michaels in our prime, not now, of course,” he said. “He’s still looking real good, but even in our prime, I think Shawn Michaels and I could’ve went out and created some magic between us. He’s the one guy I never really got a chance to get in the ring and perform with.”
Booker T against Michaels would have been a heck of a match since they were both elite when it comes to their performances in the ring. During the interview, Booker T talked about the great rivalries that he had during his time with the WCW that included guys like Christian and Rick Martel.
“There’s been so many rivals, most of them Canadian guys like Rick Martel, Christian... Those guys were all ultimate professionals, every one of them,” Booker T said. “They went out and worked under the same roof for so many years with the same tenacity and they went out and performed just tirelessly. I was one of those guys. I felt like I went through that same school, but the Canadian guys were pretty much my all-time rivals in the business.”
The 52-year-old Booker T started his wrestling career in 1989 with the Western Wrestling Alliance program. His former boss from a job he had at a storage company actually paid for him to undergo training. In 1993, Booker ended up with the WCW after spending the previous few years on the Texas independent circuit.
During Booker’s time with the WCW, he became known for his involvement in the Harlem Heat. He also managed to become the World Television Champion and World Heavyweight Champion during that time. When 2001 rolled around and the WWE bought the WCW, Booker made his debut at the King of the Ring pay-per-view. Which is when he attacked Stone Cold Steve Austin.
In 2007, Booker left the WWE for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Then, from 2009 to 2010, Booker T made his debut in the International Wrestling Association and spent some time in Puerto Rico and Mexico before returning to WWE in 2011 as a part-time wrestler and commentator.
Aside from running his own company Booker still does commentary for Raw on Monday nights.