Buff Bagwell vs. Booker T.
One match on WWE Monday Night Raw that ended up having an enormous impact on how WWE handled the WCW Invasion angle shortly after buying their longtime rival back in 2001.
During a recent edition of the NotSam Wrestling podcast for an interview, two-time WWE Hall of Fame legend Booker T reflected back with his thoughts on the infamous match.
Featured below is an excerpt from the episode where he touches on this topic with his thoughts.
“When I came in and they did the thing with Buff Bagwell, or even the feud between WWE and WCW, I had put WCW behind me. Those days were behind me. It was time for me to make something totally new. Working with Marcus Bagwell, God bless him, but he was going through a whole lot at that time. I just don’t think he was prepared for that night. I felt like I was prepared for it, but I can’t go out and make magic happen.
“I knew that was a bad night when it was over. I knew it wasn’t our greatest moment. We got pulled into the office immediately and were told it wasn’t our best night. I said, ‘Put me in the ring with anybody. That smell will go away real quick.’ The next person I think I worked with was Diamond Dallas Page. Me and Dallas, we went at it, but it wasn’t the greatest match in the world, but Dallas is a hard worker. We went out and had an ok match. For me, I had no thoughts that I would be there this long. That was not the plan, but I knew I was going to be a guy that was going to have a run in WWE and it was going to be a pretty good run.”
Check out the complete episode at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.
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