Booker T has commented on his NXT commentary role, explaining what qualities he brings to the announcer’s table.
The Hall of Famer joined Vic Joseph on the NXT desk as part of the WWE commentary reshuffle in October 2022.
Booker T replaced Wade Barrett on the NXT commentary desk.
Barrett is filling in for Pat McAfee on SmackDown during McAfee’s hiatus.
On the Out of Character with Ryan Satin podcast, Booker T couldn’t help but compare himself to WWE commentary mainstay and Vice President of Announcing, Michael Cole.
Explaining how their styles differ, 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.”
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