Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T appeared on Ryan Satin’s “Out Of Character” podcast to talk about a number of topics such as how he thinks having fun is very important and how he is not a traditional commentator and he doesn’t claim to be like Michael Cole, but he can entertain the fans and make them feel the match is really something.
Booker T said:
“I think having fun is very important.” “Getting that weekly dose, sitting at that table watching those young guys go out there and perform at a very high level, and then to add my form of commentary is pretty cool because I’m not a traditional commentator or anything like that. I don’t claim to be like Michael Cole. I can’t do that, but I can entertain you. I can make you go, ‘Man, this is fun’, as well as I can be very educational, and I can really make the match feel like it’s something really, really going on at the same time. I think that’s what wrestling is. Wrestling is not like boxing. It’s not like MMA. Those sports are brutal. Wrestling is a relief.”
Booker T also talked about how Wrestling has always just been a job for him and he never looked at it other than that.
Booker T said:
“Wrestling for me has always just been a job. That’s the only thing it’s ever been. I’ve never looked at wrestling as anything other than it’s my job. The championship, like just say the belt, championship, you know, like I got on my wall back here, I never really cared about that. What I cared about was the title. You know that title being, you know, the world champion, you know, you’re the guy that’s carrying the company. You’re the guy that we’re giving the ball to. We’re believing in you to pull the load because when you’re the champ, when you got the title, you’re doing the outside work as well as inside work. You’re the champion in the ring, out of the ring, all the time. It’s a hell of a job. So for me, that responsibility, I think I looked forward to more than anything.”
You can check out WWE Hall of Famer Booker T’s comments in the video below. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.