19. Booker T Not Happy With The New Day’s Parody Of Him With His Infamous Promo
As seen on last week’s episode of SmackDown Live, The New Day did a parody on Booker T with his infamous promo from WCW. Booker T talked about this on his Heated Conversations podcast and had the following to say:
“I just want publicly make it known that I don’t condone that at all. Especially coming off of Monday night. We as a people, we gotta know when it’s time to speak up and when it’s time to shut up. My mother told me that a long time ago. And if you don’t know, you know, it’ll come back to haunt you. Me saying that, it’s haunted me for many years. Still. So, you put yourself in a situation for something to happen.
Just like Mike Tyson did, I say that all the time. For these young kids to realize and speak up for themselves… but then again, I spoke up for myself because I was talent. That’s the difference. I spoke up because I knew I could speak up. More than anything, I implore these people out there to know exactly what they’re doing, and how they are affecting the next generation of young people growing up. That’s the most important thing as far as I’m concerned.
And me personally, I know I’ve made mistakes. That word that I said on national television in front of the world, I wish I could go back and erase it. I wish that I could take it back, I wish that WWE would never do stuff like that ever again and left something like that happen.
Me personally, like I said, I don’t appreciate it. I don’t know if WWE knew that the parody was gonna go down, because I knew The New Day write and do a lot of their own stuff. But I just don’t think that we as a company need to go that route. I think that parody should have never been shown on television, because it wasn’t a great moment for us as black people. For us as black people, it was one of our worst moments.”