• Hall Of Famer Praises Black Representation On WWE TV
On the newest episode of his weekly ‘Hall of Fame’ podcast, Old School WCW Legend Booker T praised WWE for having an accurate representation of the black community in WWE these days, but also said that it hasn’t always been that way in the past.
Here’s what the 5-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion had to say on the current situation:
“One thing about wrestling I think back then, the reason why we did not gravitate to it was because we didn’t see anyone like us that looked like us that was working at the top level.
So, now, hopefully, I gave a little bit of an inspiration to young people, Blacks, people of color, who want to try to get into wrestling.
That’s why I look at someone like Bianca Belair and I say, ‘Man, she’s money. She’s money all day.’ When I look at Carmelo Hayes, I say, ‘Let’s put the rocket on this boy, man,’ because he could be looking down saying, ‘Look, I’m on top of the world, mom. All I need is a chance and an opportunity,’ but more importantly, he’s got the talent to be able to do it.”
Booker T wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1993 until the company was bought by Vince McMahon in March 2001, and jumped ship right away, coming into the World Wrestling Federation as the reigning WCW World Heavyweight Champion a few months later.
He wrestled for the WWF (renamed WWE in May 2002) until 2007 and then joined Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) till late 2009 and eventually returned to WWE in 2011 as a part-time wrestler and color commentator, among other non-wrestling roles.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 8, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was LIVE from the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
WWF World Tag Titles: New Age Outlaws vs. Al Snow & Mankind
Val Venis vs. The Godfather
Christian & Edge & The Headbangers vs. British Bulldog & Mean Street Posse
The Rock vs. X-Pac
Kane vs. Big Boss Man
The Hollys vs. Too Cool
WWF World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Test