Find out what concept Booker T hopes WWE brings back (and UFC for that matter!) as revealed on his recent podcast.
On his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T shared one thing that he hopes WWE brings back that they could actually borrow from UFC.
After he was asked if he could bring one thing back to wrestling, what would it be, Booker T shared an interesting answer.
Booker T said:
“It would be the enhancement match on a regular basis. That’s all it would be. Just because I know that, you know if it wasn’t for guys like, you know, the Cuban assassin back in the day. You know Brady Boone. If it wasn’t for those guys, man, you know, putting me over and getting me over on a weekly basis. You know Frankie Lancaster, you know, I remember all those guys, man. Those guys used to bump their asses off for us on a weekly basis. Making us stars, man, making us big stars. And I think that’s the one thing that I think the business needs to bring back more than anything.”
Going on to elaborate about how the lack of enhancement bouts could be negatively impacting the current UFC product as well, Booker T shared more thoughts.
The WWE Hall of Famer said of the UFC:
“I think that’s what’s killing the UFC. You know, having the number one contenders fight every fight. And my thing is, you know, in boxing, you know, throw me to #12 guy, all right? I’m the champ, but I want to be able to dictate who I’m going to fight when I’m going to fight them. Because when I do fight that number one contender, that’s undefeated, man. We are both going to make a whole lot of money,
“So I think that’s what the strategy is behind, you know, the enhancement matches, you know, give those guys, you know those stars, a chance to go out there and still be able to shine. As for me, I love watching Jake The Snake. I didn’t care who he was wrestling. I just wanted to see that short clothesline, and I wanted to see that DDT, and I want to see, you know, cover, go to sleep, let’s go home.
“That’s why I’m always happy, man. I was so happy. But then I knew Jake was going to have to wrestle. Perhaps JD somewhere down the line. I was like, ‘oh, man, when that happened, we really got some business here.’ So that’s what I have. That’s with enhancement matches.”
Booker T is set for his own busy weekend as NXT’s premium live event, NXT Battleground goes head to head against AEW on pay-per-view.
The card for NXT Battleground on Sunday, May 28 is as follows:
NXT Championship – Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Bron Breakker
NXT Women’s Championship – Lyra Valkyria vs. Tiffany Stratton
Heritage Cup Championship – Noam Dar (c) vs. Dragon Lee
NXT Tag Team Championship – Mark Coffey & Wolfgang (c) vs. Brutus & Julius Creed
North American Championship – Wes Lee (c) vs. Joe Gacy vs. Tyler Bate
Last Man Standing – Dijak vs. Ilja Dragunov
Transcription via 411 Mania
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