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Booker T Sees AEW As Serious Competition To WWE

Booker T agrees with Mick Foley.

WWE needs to get in gear, because AEW is coming for them.

The two-time WWE Hall of Fame legend shared his thoughts on the subject, agreeing with “The Hardcore Legend” about the legitimate competition WWE faces in the form of AEW.

Featured below is an excerpt from his Hall of Fame podcast where he touches on this topic.

“I want to talk about those comments because I think there’s a lot of validity to those comments that Mick Foley made. It was critical in a constructive criticism way. I can’t disagree with Mick Foley on anything. He’s a smart dude, and he’s very, very intelligent as well. He knows his stuff. He’s been there. He’s done it, so coming from Mick Foley, you have to take it and say, ‘Ok, let me look at this.’ One thing also, in wrestling and young people, is how things change so quickly. Just think about it. 20 years ago, UFC started. From that point, kids who were 5, 6, 7 years old, they were watching UFC. They gravitated to it.

That’s the only thing they wanted to do. It was something new to them. Right now, AEW is in its infancy stages, but you have a lot of young kids, the first time they’re watching professional wrestling, the first wrestling they’re seeing may not be WWE. It may be AEW. If you’re not thinking about that kind of stuff, that kind of generational gap, you might be missing the boat. As far as what Mick Foley said about Karrion Kross, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, how many times have I said that? If it’s working, you don’t touch it. You leave it alone. If you can enhance it, you enhance it and make it better, but you don’t take anything away from it. That’s just my opinion. I agree with Mick Foley 100%. We need to get our a** in gear, bottom line.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.

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