On Friday Night SmackDown last week, Naomi was unable to win a match against Lacey Evans. This appears to have been the last straw for many fans, as following this, #NoamiDeservesBetter began trending on social media as fans and wrestlers alike demanded better treatment for Naomi. It seems Booker T is tired of the movement.
During his Hall Of Fame radio show, Booker T talked about Naomi’s situation. He said that while he likes Naomi, he does not feel like anybody deserves better until it is earned. He explained how one must earn their own spot through their own hard work and determination. Life is not fair and “sometimes you have to make your own breaks.”
“They can go to hell with all these hashtags as far as I’m concerned. Nobody deserves a chance, alright. First and foremost, you have to earn your chance and your spot on the roster. This is not some movement to just pull somebody up just because. I hate to sit here and say this and talk this way because I like Naomi. But, as far as the business goes, you get it on your merit alone. That’s it. It’s no buddy system. I know somebody is going to hear me and say, well such and such and that’ why they are doing it. Yes, that may be true. But life is not fair. Sometimes you have to make your own breaks. Sometimes you have to go out there and rise to the occasion when no one else thought you could. It may not happen overnight. No one expected me, including myself, to become six-time world champion.”
“But, my persistence as far as going out to the middle of that ring and performing better than all those suckas in the locker room and the suckas in the locker room knew it. The fans saw something different and the signs were there for Booker T on a nightly basis. That’s why I say the hashtag Naomi deserves a chance or deserves better, I don’t think that serves her any purpose. People advocating for her in that way, the way that needs to be put out there from an advocating perspective is her advocating for herself when she goes out to the ring and performs at a high level and the world sees it”.
“When you do that Naomi, you can’t be denied. No one will ever say someone gave you anything. If it happens right now, tomorrow, someone bless Naomi with the world championship, trust me, would not feel like she did it on her own. It would have to be a movement for something like that to happen. I never would want the world title if it was given to me that way. Naomi, I’ve said it a thousand times, is probably more athletic than any female in that locker room and 99% of the females in this business. But, psychology and working are two different things. I hope and I wish that I had my hands on her for one month. Naomi would look at this business in a totally different way.”
Naomi also responded to Booker T comments on Twitter by posting a GIF, where she simply said: “Will do Booker T.”
— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) July 22, 2020