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Booker T Talks Next Big Star in Wrestling, Who He Wants to See in the Hall of Fame, More

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WWE Hall of Famer Booker T was recently interviewed by Observer News Enterprise. You can check out the highlights here:

On who he wants to see in the WWE Hall of Fame:

“Definitely, I want to see my brother (Stevie Ray) go in. I think my brother is deserving of being a Hall of Famer. I think Harlem Heat — our tag team — was deserving of being in the Hall of Fame, as well. That’s one thing that we’ll wait and see if it happens. We aren’t going to lose any sleep over it or anything like that, but we definitely would like to see that happen.”

On his proudest career moment:

“Finishing it more than anything. Being able to go through it and have that kind of experience. I don’t think just one thing in the wrestling business stands out to me. Certain matches of course — (Chris) Benoit versus Booker T. That’s something that put me on the map as far as a wrestler goes, as a performer goes and as a guy who may have the potential to be a quality champion perhaps one day. Just being able to have the experience of going around the world, seeing so many different cultures, meeting so many different interesting people and seeing so many different interesting things. Coming from South Park in Houston, Texas, I never even knew the names of a lot of the places that I went to. It was definitely an experience I would not take for granted at all.”

On the next big star in wrestling:

“I think it’s going to be more than just one guy. WWE finally opened up the door to the independent world, letting those guys come in and show exactly what they have. I’ve always thought there was a lot of untapped talent out in the independent world. They weren’t the prototypical WWE Superstar, but maybe they are the ‘People’s Champion.’ I think now with guys that have been around like (Finn) Bálor, who has been around a long time. Kevin Owens, Neville — those guys have been around a really long time. You’ve got guys like Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, (Austin) Aries and guys like that who are getting a chance to come in, as well. They get a chance to perform on the big stage. You see A.J. Styles doing very, very well since he finally got a shot at going out there and performing. You actually see a guy who has pretty much a Southern accent, can get on the microphone and deliver a good promo. There’s going to be a lot of guys actually that are going to be coming up. I feel like the business is in good hands for the years to come, the Wrestlemanias to come and the pay per views to come.”