Booker T Blasted For ‘Body Shaming’ After Criticizing Adam Cole’s Physique

2 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

Booker T Blasted For ‘Body Shaming’ After Criticizing Adam Cole’s Physique WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has came under fire for comments he made about AEW star Adam Cole’s physique.

On his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T argued that Cole needs to put some muscle on, noting:

“If Adam Cole has to have surgery and he’s down for six, nine months and he, you know, lose any more muscle, it’s going to be hard on this brother. You know what I’m saying? Right now, he’s about a buck 60.

“We gotta get more weight on Adam Cole, you know what I mean? That’s his problem, he’s light, bottom light. We gotta get some muscle on this kid. That’s probably one of the reasons why he’s going out there, getting hurt because it can’t be the schedule at AEW.”

Transcription via Wrestling Inc.

A number of fans took to social media to voice outrage following Booker T’s comments.

Some notable names also reacted to Booker T’s words, including Renee Paquette who tweeted:

“Body shaming is the absolute s**ts. Wtf is happening right now? Totally thought we were moving past talking about ppl like this. While the focus is normally on women, I’ve had many men talk to me about body dysmorphia. Piss up a rope.”

IMPACT star Mike Bennett (fka WWE’s Mike Kanellis) shared his thoughts on being a ‘body guy’ in wrestling, stating:

“Coming from a guy who always thought being a body guy was the most important thing in wrestling, trust me when I tell you this, if people connect with you on a personal and emotional level, what you look like doesn’t mean shit.”

Adam Cole hasn’t wrestled since winning the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament at AEW Double or Nothing on May 29. He has appeared on AEW TV since then, mostly appearing in segments with Hangman Page and IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White ahead of Forbidden Door.

Check out the latest update on Cole’s status following a labrum injury right here.

You can view current AEW win/loss records for 2022 using our tracker at this link.

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