On a recent edition of his weekly ‘Hall of Fame’ podcast, 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T talked about current NXT Women’s Champion Tiffany Stratton.
Stratton won the title – which is her first ever championship in professional wrestling – in the finals of an 8-woman tournament for the vacant title at the NXT Battleground premium live event on May 28th 2023.
Here’s what Booker T had to say about her:
“Yeah. Yeah. I mean, she definitely wasn’t one that I had my radar on or anything like that. She wasn’t somebody out there on the indies that was blowing it up or anything like that. But when she gets in the ring, she performs very, very well. She seems to know all of the X’s and O’s. She seems to know exactly what she wants as far as plodding her way to get to that next level. And that next level is something I think she’s fit for. I mean, I think she’s fit for the main roster. Not getting there too quickly, I think that’s been a plus.
Just because one thing about this thing, man, preparation is the only luck you’re ever going to have. And for someone like Tiffany Stratton, coming from that gymnast background, not being one that’s been at home, out there on the Indies doing this and she needed that. But I think she’s going to be ready and willing and able to, you know, for the task at hand come Tuesday against Becky Lynch. But for that main roster when that time comes as well.
That’s the only thing you think about. She looks good, she checks off all the boxes as far as what you’re looking for in a star. I mean, she really does. And the thing is, just think for Tiffany is going to be not falling in those potholes along the way, knowing how to evade those certain obstacles and then being able to go straight through those obstacles when the time comes as well.
But I think she has all the talent in the world. If she can just keep her head on straight, she’s going to be one of the greats. I really believe that.”
The former 5-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion then spoke about Tiffany’s title defense against WWE RAW Superstar Becky Lynch on tonight’s NXT, and Becky missing the ‘Superstar Spectacle’ show in India.
Here’s what Booker T said:
“That’s big, man. It’s huge. But hey, it’ll give Becky some time to prepare for that big match, man. She’ll be more than ready for that contest on Tuesday night. Because I think that’s what you need to be prepared for anyway. Like I said, preparation, look you’re going to have to stay at home. I mean, what was she on her way to India? Man I was in the hospital for a week after I came back from India. So it’s good she stayed home (laughs).”
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