I had the privilege this week to interview current Smackdown General Manager, Booker T, about his new book, "From Prison To Promise", his position as the Smackdown GM, the tag team division and its future, his grade as color commentator, and more. Below are some of the highlights, but be sure to check out the full Booker T interview on the VOW Network at www.vowlive.com.
On the new book, his goal in writing it, and what it's about:
On racism during his young life:
What fans/readers would be most surprised to read about him in the book:
On the transition into more of a non-wrestling role:
On the criticism regarding his announcing ability:
On Kevin Nash's comments about Benoit and Guerrero and whether or not needing larger wrestlers (physically) are a thing of the past:
"I think it is a thing of the past…I mean, you look at bodybuilding. Bodybuilding was huge back in the 70's and the 80's. You don't hardly hear about Mr. Olympia anymore, unless you're a part of that culture, unless you're a part of the bodybuilding world…wrestling is never gonna be like that, ever again. I think maybe the statement of wrestling died when Eddie and Chris, at that moment [their hug at WM 20 as stated by Kevin Nash]..I think that was overstating a little bit, maybe…maybe like politicians do, maybe [Nash] misspoke…"
You can listen to the full interview with Booker T online, but primarily, be sure to grab a copy of his new book, "From Prison To Promise", available in stores everywhere and at Amazon online. As I stated in the beginning of the interview, I'm not a huge reader, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have even more respect for Booker T as a result. I think you will too if you take the time to read it.
Thanks again to Booker for the time to talk with me.
WIN A FREE COPY OF BOOKER T'S BOOK: I have a couple extra copies of Booker's new book available. To win one of these free copies, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter @RealityofChris and tweet me something with the hashtag, #BookerTBook. The deadline is this Sunday and I'll announce the winners on Twitter the following Monday during Raw!
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