Booker T reacts to AEW signing veterans

"I knew I knew when I was King Booker I was nowhere near my prime."

by Sead Dedovic
Booker T reacts to AEW signing veterans
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The "Hall Of Fame" podcast was a great opportunity for Booker T to talk about interesting topics in the wrestling scene. Many resent AEW for bringing in veterans. Booker T, on the other hand, sees nothing wrong with that. Many of them are still at the top level.

“I said the same thing about Nick Aldis [not being a negative for WWE to bring in an older wrestler]. I said, Nick Aldis, is he still in the prime of his career? No, he’s not as far as those years where he could go as long and hard as he could go when he was like, say, in his early mid-20s, early 30s.

That’s prime years. So you could say that that’s not a negative on anybody. But these days, people want to make that a negative. As far as you are saying something like that, but it’s not. I knew I knew when I was King Booker I was nowhere near my prime."- he said, as quoted by!

Booker T on his days

Booker T emphasized that he was not at the top level. Still, it looked like he was in his 'best days' His experience was crucial in such moments. "But damn it, I could still go. I could still work with the best of them.

I could still perform and make you think it was at my top level. And that’s what performers do. But was I anywhere near my prime when I was King Booker? No, I wasn’t. And I know it. And everybody that does this knows when they got in that ring when they were, you know, that stud, how they went.

And then they know after they get that bump card checked off a few times how it feels as well. So it’s just being honest. It’s just being honest”.

Booker T