As was proved by WWE this week the world of professional wrestling stops for nothing, not even Christmas. For the first time ever, WWE's flagship show, Raw, aired live on Christmas Day. The red brand's Superstars had to tear themselves away from their families in order to entertain the WWE Universe live in house at the Allstate Arena in Chicago as well as the millions of fans watching around the world. Aside from a few Christmassy gimmicks, the show was more or less your run of the mill Raw, and since you're reading this article you know what that means. Christmas or not Booker T is always going to spout some absolute nonsense. The festive season didn't stop Corey Graves and Michael Cole laughing directly in his face either.
5. What Would Corey Graves Know?
Booker T and Corey Graves did not wait long this past Monday night to start taking pops at one another. The first match of the night signaled the return of John Cena as he took on Elias. There are clearly a few higher-ups backstage in WWE who are pretty enamored with The Drifter. Not only is he getting these matches with top stars, but he is more than holding his own in them too. Evidently, Booker T is not a fan though. While Elias was dominating the match against the 16 time World Champion on Monday night, Booker T said that Elias was frustrated. Graves asked him what he meant by that and Booker retorted by going on the defense, taking a shot at how short his announce partner's in-ring career was compared to his own.
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4. The New Champs Weren't Trying To Forge A Partnership
We've already touched upon it briefly, and now we're moving on to a topic that is very much ever present on these Booker T lists each week. The Raw announcer's unexplained dislike of Jason Jordan. Naturally, Booker T probably wasn't too happy that he and Seth Rollins managed to capture the Tag Team Titles this week. In fact, if you asked the Hall of Famer mid-match he would have told you they weren't even trying. Booker T exclaimed that Jordan and Rollins weren't even trying to forge a partnership. That statement was simply not true. As you well know if you saw the match or even by simply looking at the photo above, they put their differences aside for the greater good.
3. The Hardest Week Of His Life
Most of the comments we use when putting together these lists are comments Booker T makes that are either the complete opposite of what is going on in front of his very eyes or something that is just completely unrelated, closely followed by Cole and Graves either laughing at him or trying to cover for him. This entry is a little different. Booker T went on a completely unprompted dialogue about wrestling in Japan. He commented on his own experiences there before ending the anecdote by saying it was the hardest week of his life. Booker T made the comment as if it was a joke although it was one of the only things he said all evening that didn't make his colleagues laugh.
2. Jason Jordan Has No Respect
Back to Jason Jordan again (of course) and the moment that Booker T launched a completely unwarranted attack on the new Tag Team Champion during Raw's main event. The six-time World Champion claimed that Jordan has no respect for the business of professional wrestling and anyone in it. Where he is getting that from is anybody's guess and Corey Graves questioned exactly that immediately after he made the comment. It's hard to imagine that anyone is telling him to say these things. Vince McMahon is currently trying to get fans to like Jordan so why would he have Booker T say such a thing for no reason at all?
1. Samoa Joe's Southpaw Right Jab
When you're not 100 percent sure on what a word or a phrase means exactly then it's probably a safe bet to just avoid using it until you know otherwise. That's what a logical person would do. Lucky for us, this article is not detailing the sound comments of a logical man or woman. During the Intercontinental Title bout between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe on Monday night, the challenger had the champ in the corner and was pummeling him with his signature punches. Booker T said that Joe was delivering some of his southpaw right-hand jabs. Those of you who know what southpaw means will know that sentence makes absolutely no sense. Southpaw is the name traditionally given to a left-handed boxer. For this one Graves almost fell out of his chair laughing and even Booker himself had to chuckle as he had his faux pas questioned live on the air.