Once the decision was made by WWE to keep Michael Cole off of Monday Night Raw, there was a bit of a debate on how to replace him. Some wanted just JBL and Booker T to man the booth, but neither guy is a play by play commentator. There was a little bit of support for Brad Maddox to take the role, as he was backstage, but the front office ultimately decided to give Byron Saxton another chance to prove himself.
April 6, 2015
During an interview this week, Jim Ross gave fans a little bit of a nugget. He revealed that there is a good amount of resentment towards him from the current group of broadcasters in WWE. Majority of that is not his fault, as guys like Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, JBL and Booker T have grown tired of hearing fans complaining about their work on social media and demanding that Ross be brought back into the company and give his old job back.
March 28, 2015
Since WWE is promoting a DVD on Booker T that focuses on how he turned his life around, there are rumors floating around that the company might do one for Sean Waltman. As of right now, that biography does not appear to be a priority. He has been involve in plenty of memorable moments, so there would be more than enough footage. However, Waltman did go through some really dark times that should not be in the spotlight.
March 22, 2015
On April 11, Booker T is running a Reality of Wrestling show at the Clear Lake Sports Complex in Houston. He really wants a great showing, so he is turning to two of the biggest legends that professional wrestling has ever seen. Bret Hart and Ricky Steamboat have both signed on to make an appearance at the show. Neither of them are in any shape to do a match, so chances are, they will simply be there to cut promos in the ring.
March 20, 2015
Aside from being a very popular performer, one of the biggest reasons why WWE likes having Booker T around is because of his life story. As many of you already know, the former world heavyweight champion was a troubled youth. However, he managed to turn things around with his life and found success, both as a wrestler and as a businessman. It is great for public relations because they can tout that they give second chances.
March 20, 2015
Some rumors popped up recently that Triple H went off the script when he worked an interview segment with Booker T on Monday Night Raw. Some are saying that the firing angle was something that was impromptu and spontaneous. Those rumors are false. WWE had the entire thing scripted out from the beginning. Otherwise, Booker might not have been able to react that well in a pinch. HHH was said to be one that came up with the idea.
March 6, 2015