WWE Removes The Controversial Triple H vs Booker T Rivalry From Its Latest Documentary on Booker T

Published 05/10/2021, 8:47 PM EDT


Following WWE Network’s move to Peacock, fans have noticed that NBC’s premium streaming platform is removing some key elements from the old footage. Recently, Peacock removed Booker T and Triple H’s notorious WrestleMania XIX feud from Booker’s A&E’s Biography docuseries.

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The 2-hour-long documentary aired on Sunday, and the news first broke out through writer and professor David Dennis Jr. He gave long interviews for the WM XIX storyline, but Peacock did not air them.

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 30: WWE Wrestler Booker T attends WWE’s 4th annual WrestleMania art exhibit and auction at The Egyptian Ballroom at Fox Theatre on March 30, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

In a now-deleted tweet (recovered by Wrestling Inc), Dennis Jr, wrote, “So one of the main reasons I was brought in was to talk about WrestleMania 19. I went in about it for a LONG time. But my a** knew it wasn’t making the final cut, so I figured I was gonna get cut out from the whole doc lmao.”

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However, his other interviews were in the documentary. That did not stop Dennis Jr. from arguing, “So there’s a lot of footage somewhere that’s pretty spice lmao and I just wonder if Vince and HHH saw it because baybeeeeee.” You can check one of Dennis Jr’s available tweets below –

This is not the first time Peacock has done something like this. During the early days of the acquittal, fans were livid when the network removed Roddy Piper’s infamous WrestleMania 6 backstage promo against Bad News Brown.

Booker T almost won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XIX

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T is a renowned six-time World Champion, but five of his straps came in WCW. However, at WM XIX, Booker almost defeated ‘The Game.’ Many fans were counting on Booker, thanks to the feud.

The reason for the intense heat of the feud and the probable removal of it from Peacock could be the same. Notably, the rivalry always faced controversies with some fans attaching racist undertones.

Looking back, Booker recalled how disappointed the fans were with the outcome at WrestleMania. “And at the end of the day, you guys were not happy when I didn’t win at WrestleMania 19 so I felt like I let you guys down in so many different ways you know, so many people like you come to me and say, ‘Man book, you should’ve won that night.

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As a corporation, Peacock has their own guidelines with respect to controversial elements. This could be the reason the controversial feud might not make the final cut.

However, reports state that WWE still has a lot of say about what goes in the documentary.

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The first four episodes in the A&E series have been on Steve Austin, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, and Booker T. The next Superstar would be Shawn Michaels, and fans will definitely look out for changes in the upcoming series too.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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