Booker T, the former WWE star recently had an interview on The Chris Van Vliet Show. He talked about what stopped him from departing WWE.
Booker T speaks about Sharmell
During the interview, Booker explained how he did not want to be split up from his new wife, Sharmell.
While being in WCW, Booker and Sharmell started dating and they would eventually get married after Booker signed with WWE. His wife, Sharmell then became his manager and an on-screen character.
“I was going to quit WWE back in 2005-2006. I was leaving the business and because of Sharmell, I got married. I didn’t want to be on the road and Sharmell being at home. I talked to [WWE] about it. They said, ‘Why don’t we hire Sharmell?’ I was like, ‘That will solve a whole lot.’ They hired Sharmell and she came on the road.
On becoming King Booker with Queen Sharmell :
“It kind of manifested as far as the King Booker and Queen Sharmell thing just because I call Sharmell, Queen, all the time. That’s the way I represent her in the world around people. She was always wearing the gowns, former Miss Black America. It’s like, ‘Why don’t we do the King of the Ring thing and make you King.’ I became King. I think I won two matches and I was anointed King.”