Booker T Comments On Hulk Hogan’s Reinstatement, Talks Lashley Facing Brock Lesnar & David Arquette’s In-Ring Return


WWE Hall Of Famer, Booker T was a recent guest on the X Pac 12360 podcast where he gave his opinions on Hulk Hogan’s return to the WWE HOF. Below are some highlights with a H/T to for the transcription.

Booker T on Hulk Hogan’s Reinstatement:

“The thing is when people say stuff behind closed doors…I’m sure you’ve said things behind closed doors {direct to Sean}, I’m sure everyone in that room has said stuff behind closed doors that they’d never say in public… Why is the person taping your conversation? They’re obviously looking to get something out of it. You gotta look at it from that perspective as well. You don’t know if someone was drinking or not. There are so many variables that go into that one little episode. And I just don’t think that in the wrestling business coincide with each other. Do we got to set this thing down, reprimand, suspend him? Of course. But for him to be banned from professional wrestling for that one incident? I mean c’mon. That I don’t agree with. Let’s put in the past and move forward.”

Bobby Lashley potentially facing Brock Lesnar:

“Brock Lesnar got a whole lot going on, on his plate right now. With his UFC thing, USADA, getting back in the lineup, there’s a lot of work involved with that right there. I’m sure he’s gonna have to prepare for it. The thing with him and Bobby Lashley; I think it be good for Bobby to actually get in there and mix with Brock Lesnar. It might be a rough night for him… but a good rub. People have been wanting to see Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley for many many years. Both of them have the ameteur background… Bobby is definitely ready to step into the fire… as well as we wonder what Bobby’s still got left in the tank after ten years of being away from the company. We’re fired up, we’ll find out very soon.”

David Arquette’s in-ring return:

“I love it, man I’m a big fan of David Arquette. People don’t know about the WCW story and if they don’t I’ll tell you. When David Arquette won the world title he was back in the locker room and he was just sitting across from me and he was looking at the title. He was pretty happy for a minute and he goes, “Man that’s pretty cool isn’t it?” And I go, “yeah that’s pretty cool.” He looks at me and he goes, ” Booker how many times have you won the World Championship?” And I go, “Man. I’ve never one it. I’ve never won it before.” He took a big breath his eyes got big he couldn’t believe it. And the following night he went out on television and he goes, “I don’t deserve this championship. People like Booker T should have this championship.” So he’s probably one of the biggest reasons I became World Champion and people don’t even really understand or realize that. That he was just in a position and if anyone else would have been in the position that David Arquette was in they would have taken it as well.”