WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T was recently given the Lou Thesz Award by Dan Gable Pro Wrestling Museum. Hannibal TV used the event as a chance to interview Booker.
He was asked if he had any political aspirations to which he replied:
“I got my name in the hat for 2019 Mayor of Houston, Texas,” Booker T said. “The great city of Houston. I got a lot of you know bumps in the road. I got a lot of landmines I gotta figure out how I’m gonna get past. My past is checkered, of course. Everybody knows the Book is an open book.”
By being the Mayor Of Houston he wants to help out the young generation there:
“To be able to make a difference in one life is really what I’m all about. To make a change. People say ‘respect your elders,’ but I always go, ‘respect your young people because they are our future.’ So I look forward to seeing what happens.”
Booker had a backstage fight with Batista back in 2006 which he was asked about. Below is what he said about that:
“I never had a problem with him or anything. I mean, certain things once you get into the business – and I’m all about tradition and I’m all about respect as far as the guys that came before me and put in work. That pretty much was what that thing was about, it was about respect not just for myself but for all of the rest of the boys in the locker room.
That’s just the way things happen, a lot of testosterone in the locker room and we all don’t get along. We all don’t like each other, we just have to work with each other. Sometimes, fights will break out and that’s what happened with him and I. We’re both men and, sometimes, men fight.
You know in professional wrestling, I’m sure in combat sports there’s always gonna be testosterone. Men a lot of times don’t agree with each other and that’s all it was. It was a disagreement. Him and I, we settled our disagreement. If I saw him today, he’d get a big hug and I’d say, ‘what’s going on?’ You know? He’s a man, just like I am.”
It’s good to know that both stars solved their problems like men and are good friends now.
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