WWE Hall of Famer Booker T Responds To Criticism Over His Comments On AEW-IMPACT Crossover

Published 05/09/2021, 11:17 AM EDT


In this age of technology and social media, it is extremely easy to hide behind a fake ID and criticize someone. This often leads to cyberbullying, and the victim goes through immense psychological torment. Something of the sort recently happened to Booker T over his comment on Kenny Omega winning the Impact Championship.

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Booker’s Response

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On the May 8, 2021, episode of “The Reality of Wrestling” podcast, Booker T addressed his online criticism from fans. The criticism was because of the comments the Hall of Famer made on Kenny Omega‘s win.

Booker revealed he hasn’t been able to sleep properly for the last few days. He says that with all the stuff on the internet, he tries to stay off it. Booker said, “sometimes it breaks my heart. Hell, I got feelings too.”

He continued,

“People always got comments and whatnot, but my opinion. I was just making an opinion about Impact. AEW World champion Kenny Omega going over to Impact, went in the Impact World Championship. I just did not think it was a good idea beating Rich Swann. I just did not think it was a good idea from a company perspective.

“And now, not only do I think ‘that wasn’t a good idea’. Chris Jericho was talking, the question was asked about an invasion angle between Impact and AEW. He [Chris Jericho] said he didn’t think that would be a good idea at all, due to some of the same reasons. I did not think it was a good idea to put the title on a guy from another company. I just did not think it was a good idea. Now am I wrong, or is Chris Jericho wrong now?” 

Booker T gives his opinion

“Just muddies the water. More than anything. I need you focused on my show, my stars all the time. Nobody else ever. That’s just my opinion.” continued Booker.

He explained it was a talk show, and this was what they did in a talk show. He pointed out that if something is newsworthy, they are going to talk about it. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion concluded by stating,

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“The thing is, you should want us to talk about it because we actually know we’re talking about as opposed to somebody who don’t know what they’re talking about. So that’s just my opinion on that.”

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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