As fans of TheSportster might have guessed by now, most of us here at the site are fans of whatever it is Vince McMahon thinks he is currently doing with Booker T on commentary right now. The six-time World Champion and WWE Hall of Famer is an extremely intelligent and well-accomplished man. Yet, for some reason, Booker’s current role on Raw is to say borderline moronic things on commentary so that Michael Cole and Corey Graves can openly laugh at him. Initially, it seemed like Booker was simply going into business for himself, however, every week that passes makes it feel as if Mr. McMahon is behind all of this. The third member of the Raw announce team was in fine form once again this week and here are five of his most nonsensical comments.
5. Jason Jordan Always Looks Desperate
Booker T really doesn’t seem to like Jason Jordan. It was only two weeks ago that this very nonsensical comments list was almost exclusively needlessly derogatory things said by Booker about Jordan. Well, that’s how we’re kicking things off this week. Raw’s opening match pitted the gold blooded athlete against Seth Rollins. As always, Jordan gave a great account of himself and while in complete control of the match Booker T stated that the former Tag Team Champion was beginning to look desperate. Jordan is yet to look desperate in any of his matches with top guys Booker, so it’s probably time to start beating a different drum.
4. What Message Are They Sending Exactly?
While The Miz is away, WWE had his Miztourage pretty much-treading water. For the past few weeks, they’ve been engaged in a feud with Finn Balor who also seems a little lost at the moment. This past week on Raw, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel continued that rivalry with Balor in a two on one handicap match. When it soon became apparent that even together they wouldn’t be able to overcome the first ever Universal Champion, both men threw the rules out the window and got disqualified as they illegally beat down their opponent. While doing so, Booker T exclaimed on commentary that the pair were sending a message to The Miz as if they intend on doing the same to their leader when he returns. Michael Cole was quick to jump in and question what Booker meant by that. Did he misspeak or give away an upcoming angle involving the team?
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3. ‘Rollins Is A Prime Time Player’
Vince McMahon does not like Superstars in his companies having the same name. It’s one of many reasons why wrestlers coming into the company have to change their names so often. Names can’t clash, gimmicks can’t clash, in fact. In all fairness, it’s really something that applies to most of the pro wrestling, WWE is just a little stricter with it. That’s why we were pretty shocked when Booker T yelled “Rollins is a prime time player” live on Raw commentary this past Monday. Within the realms of WWE, The Architect is most definitely not a Prime Time Player, the name of the now defunct tag team made up of Titus O Neil and the recently released Darren Young. We can’t imagine Mr. McMahon reacted favorably to that comment on Monday night.
2. Give Them A Chance Booker!
Back to the Miztourage’s handicap match against Finn Balor now and as already covered in a previous entry things didn’t exactly go to plan for Dallas and Axel. Now, most fans probably knew that the comedy pairing wasn’t exactly going to dominate Balor, but no one gave them less of a chance than Booker T. Before the match even began the two of them were whispering to one another outside the ring. Cole said that they must be talking strategy to which Booker T replied: “well, it’s not working.” The match hadn’t even started yet Booker, for all you know they could have been discussing an absolute master plan.
1. Asuka Should Not Listen To Booker T
Asuka is currently undefeated in WWE as most of you likely already know. She has gone undefeated for well over two years now. Despite that incredible streak, Booker T still seems worried and maybe even unconvinced by The Empress Of Tomorrow and he made his opinions known on commentary. There were two instances during Asuka’s match with Alicia Fox on Monday night where it felt like the announcer didn’t know who exactly he was talking about. First of all he said that “winning isn’t everything.” That’s a ludicrous thing to say at any point when commentating on an industry that revolves around wins and losses, and you can magnify that by ten when the match in question features an undefeated star. Secondly, Booker said that Asuka needs to ignore the press clippings. We’re not exactly close to Asuka, but it doesn’t seem as anything is getting to her right now, she’s picking up easy wins every single week. What matches are you watching Booker?
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