Are gimmicks a thing of the past?
If you ask Booker T, they just might be.
The two-time WWE Hall of Fame legend spoke on a recent edition of his “Hall Of Fame” podcast about gimmicks possibly being a thing of the past in the pro wrestling business.
Featured below is an excerpt from the show where he touches on this topic with his thoughts.
“I was talking about something last week, and I said gimmicks are pretty much the thing of the past. But I always say also, there’s a place for something like that on the show, but there can only be one. Everybody cannot be a gimmick as far as the overall show. It’s not gonna work if every wrestler….it would look like cartoon or circus. But if you’ve got that one guy like The Undertaker – you just can’t have the whole roster looking like a gimmick. The same thing with the performance. You just can’t play haha all the time and get in the ring and expect the fans to take you serious if you don’t switch gears. You can do haha, but when you get in the ring, haha goes out the window. I say that because it’s professional wrestling. The most athletic guy may not be the most over guy because this is entertainment.”
Check out more from the show at YouTube.com. H/T to 411 Mania for transcribing the above quotes.
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