WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has revealed which current WWE star he has a problem with following recent events.
Since The Undertaker gave his opinion of current WWE roster, many stars have voiced their opinions on the matter. Matt Riddle was one of the most recent wrestlers to comment, controversially claiming that past stars were “dumber“.
Booker T has taken issue with Riddle after these comments. Speaking on his Hall of Fame radio show, he pointed out that Riddle had no proof to back up his claims.
Noting that Riddle should’ve taken his grievances up with Undertaker privately, Booker T felt like Riddle hadn’t shown the legend respect with his fierce words.
Here is the full quote:
“If he did say it, it should be a problem. That’s where I am on that. If Riddle did say anything about what The Undertaker said… it should be a problem. Cause I’m gonna tell you right now, that’s the first real interview The Undertaker has ever given. And for someone to be giving him push back on what he sees what the business is today, that person should go and talk to him. Not some reporter. You know what I mean? So that’s just my take on it.
“Should it be some pushback as far as from guys like myself if he did call guys from our era, ‘oh, those are just dumb guys’? What do you mean by that first and foremost? How do you come to that conclusion? And then I was reading about the part as far as… MMA guys, you know, they’re really really tough. Well then, go and work for Dana White, remember what Dana White said at the end of his run in the UFC. Go back and do that if that’s what you want to do. If you’re doing this and you’re confusing it with doing that, it’s a problem. If someone doesn’t address it, it’s going to continue to be a problem, it’s that simple.
“The Undertaker, he’s not Goldberg. He’s not me… He’s a guy that if he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about, none of us do, and we should all just quit the business. We should all just stop even looking at it, we should stop commenting on it if that’s the way… when I hear that kind of stuff it just irks me that no one other than people like myself are saying anything about it.”
Keeping true to his persona, The Undertaker has rarely appeared on radio shows or podcasts over the years. This is what made his post-retirement Joe Rogan Experience appearance so noteworthy.
While Booker T didn’t work with Undertaker until 2001, he clearly respects The Deadman’s overall contribution to pro-wrestling, regardless of era.
At Elimination Chamber 2021, Riddle pinned Morrison to become the new US Champion. He battled Morrison the next night on Raw, leading to a scary “botched” dive.
Via Cageside Seats.