Booker T Says TLC Is His Last Hurrah, Wrestling’s Slow Season

Nick Paglino

Booker TWWE star Booker T recently did an interview for The Baltimore Sun, and the following are interview highlights:

"Is TLC a last hurrah for you? Or do you see yourself still wrestling for a while?

This is my last hurrah. I really understand that this is about the young guys like Cody Rhodes. It's about those guys taking it to the next level. But if I can help them make that transition to becoming superstars, future Hall of Famers, that's what I'm here for. But as for me wrestling full time, I can't see that happening. I've got twin babies and I'm content with this stage of life.

You're 20 years older than your opponent (Booker is 46; Rhodes is 26). How are you holding up health-wise and do you have any physical limitations?

I really don't think I'll have any limitations. Of course, Cody is a much younger kid than I am. But I've stayed in relatively good shape during my career. I never had any major surgeries or anything like that. I've had a few career-threatening injuries, but I bounced back from them. Right now I feel pretty good. I wouldn't say that I'm the best shape of my life because I'm 46.

You've been in this business for a couple of decades and in that time you have seen the sport have peaks and valleys. What do you think the state of wrestling is right now?

We're in a down stage. We're in a slow season. The sport of wrestling has always been like that. But I'll tell you what, it's [on the rise] again. Our young guys are really picking it up and really seeing what entertainment is all about: giving the crowd exactly what they want to see."

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