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Booker T says he would make in-ring return for WWE ‘in a heartbeat’

Booker T recently spoke with Sports Illustrated, and had some very interesting things to say, especially about an in-ring return with WWE.

When asked if he was open to returning to the squared circle, the WWE Hall of Famer said “I can tell you, if WWE asked me to come back and do a match, I’d do it in a heartbeat.” He added that the ideal scenario for a return would be a match at Wrestlemania, and that he was always prepared to make a return at any given time.

The former 5-time World Champion hasn’t wrestled for WWE since 2012, but is in great shape for being 53 years old and, with him running his own wrestling school, the legend stays ready to be in the ring.

Booker also spoke about always being prepared in the wrestling business:

“My thing has always been preparation. When I was a performer on the roster as one of the guys on a weekly, full-time schedule, I was always prepared,” said Booker. “When the Television title came my way in WCW, it was all because Rick Martel didn’t bring his boots. And then I heard, ‘Hey Book, we need you to step in and do this match.’ Then, when I stepped in the ring with Jeff Jarrett to win the heavyweight championship [at Bash at the Beach 2000], it was my time, and I was prepared for it. So if WWE was to ask me to do a match today, I would be prepared for it. This is my life, this is what I do. I’m in a good place right now. My Reality of Wrestling is going really well, my school is doing really well, my Heated Conversations radio show is doing really well, so I’m in a great place right now, but why not do it if you still can?”

Booker is a regular on WWE PPV kickoff shows and was seen on WWE TV as recently as this past week on SD 1000. Would you be interested in seeing an in-ring return from Booker T, and if so, who would you like his opponent to be?


  • Soulshroude

    Even if this was from a “promotional” standpoint, IF the WWe could think of something for BOOK down the line between now, Wrestlemania and a few years… you damned right, I would tune in, yeah. Repackage or no…