Booker T is becoming something of a sideshow on Raw each week as the Monday night show’s third announcer. It’s as if the WWE Hall of Famer doesn’t think about what he’s saying before he says it a lot of the time, which is even more baffling when you realize that he has his own relatively successful podcast. What’s more is WWE doesn’t seem to care and are actually embracing it. T’s co-commentators Michael Cole and Corey Graves openly laugh and mock the former World Champion when he says something that doesn’t make a lot of sense. After literally months of this, you would have thought WWE would have said enough is enough and switched things up, yet they seem to be doing the opposite. Here are five nonsensical things that Booker said and talked about during the past week alone.
5. The Miz’s Sunglasses
On Monday night Raw’s main event saw The Miz lose the Intercontinental Championship to Roman Reigns. By anyone’s estimations this one was a bit of a mismatch and without outside interference, The Awesome One was always going to lose. With that in mind naturally The Miz probably would have been a little scared going into the matchup. As he made his way to the ring Booker T made that comment, saying that the now former champion looked scared. Corey Graves hit back asking Booker how he could possibly know that since Miz was wearing sunglasses. That angered Booker who then questioned whether Graves was a psychotherapist. Sorry, Booker but I don’t think pointing out that someone has sunglasses on means that you’re trying to psychoanalyze them.
4. Raw Can’t Lose Nattie!
At Survivor Series on Sunday night, Raw and SmackDown Live went head to head. Relatively early on in the evening, five of Monday night’s most talented women went up against five of their Tuesday night counterparts in a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag match. Now, there are ten people in this match, so it can get quite confusing. WWE and the ladies in the matchup helped us out though by wearing team t-shirts representing their respective brands. Apparently, that plus sitting ringside every week wasn’t enough for Booker T. The announcer began rooting for Natalya even going as far as to say “imagine if we lose her.” Wrong team Booker, wrong team.
3. Don’t Think About The Universe
Vince McMahon has certain words and phrases that he loves and ones that he hates. Judging by the fact that Booker T remains behind the announce table would suggest that he abides by a different set of rules as he often says things he shouldn’t and even at some points demeans some of McMahon’s precious words. At Survivor Series, he did exactly that with the term WWE Universe. The fans in the WWE Universe should be the be all and end all. Without them, WWE wouldn’t exist after all. That didn’t stop Booker yelling down his headset ‘Think about the brand Sheamus, don’t think about the Universe’. At least he was rooting for the right Superstars in this one we guess.
2. He Knows Corey Was A Wrestler Right?
Now, we may be poking a little bit of fun at Booker T with this article, but there is no questioning the man’s pro wrestling credentials. Booker had an incredible in-ring career and one that was more than deserving of a spot in WWE’s Hall of Fame. A large part of his career was as a tag team wrestler alongside his brother Stevie Ray, and together they won more Tag Team Championships in WCW than any other duo. That’s probably why Booker went off at Corey on Sunday night when he made a passing comment about what it is to be a Tag Team Champion, asking Corey what he would know about that. Clearly, the Hall of Famer doesn’t watch NXT as Graves held the brand’s Tag Team Titles alongside Neville before he was forced to retire. So actually, he knows quite a bit about being a Tag Team Champion.
1. This Is Not Entertainment
Back to things that anybody under the WWE umbrella simply shouldn’t say now, and this one had to have had Vince McMahon‘s blood boiling. In the build to Survivor Series, things between the two brands naturally got pretty heated. That meant there were going to be some violent and charged exchanges at the pay-per-view. That’s obviously what Booker T was thinking when he informed the WWE Universe that they would not be being entertained on Sunday night. He actually said that. On a live headset to millions listening around the world. That Sunday night would not be about entertainment. Vince has been trying for 30 years to make people refer to professional wrestling as sports entertainment then, one of his employees goes and says that. Michael Cole was very quick to jump on that comment and correct him so clearly Mr. McMahon wasn’t too pleased with that one.
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