“That’s Money For Me” – Booker T Picks Bobby Lashley Over Shinsuke Nakamura to Fight Roman Reigns

Published 05/18/2021, 8:45 AM EDT


Recently, Shinsuke Nakamura has been making waves on the SmackDown roster. He recently stole King Corbin’s crown, signaling an interesting change in character. However, Booker T does not think it would land him a world title shot.

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On the latest episode of the Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T and Brad Gilmore discussed Roman Reigns’ next opponent after Cesaro. While Booker T has some strong opinions about Cesaro’s replacement, Shinsuke is not in there.

Personally, I’m not a big Shinsuke fan. As far as him being able to match up properly with Roman Reigns, I just don’t see that,” Booker said. “I do see an inter-cross promotion championship match with the No. 1 guy from The Hurt Business, the CEO, that’s Bobby Lashley.”

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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)

Booker reminisced about his old days and said Lashley might take over the wrestling world as he dominates RAW and SmackDown simultaneously. This is something Booker aspired to do but could not.

He’d take the whole damn wrestling world by going over there and beating Roman Reigns, doing something that not even I, King Booker, achieved. That’s money for me.

Something like that. It’s got to be somebody that’s going to match up size-wise with Roman Reigns, and right now Roman is top-notch. He’s the guy that I always said, Roman Reigns makes everybody that works with him a better worker. As good as Cesaro is, he’s a better worker working with Roman Reigns,” said Booker T.

Booker T discussed possible opponents for Roman Reigns

Brad Gilmour asked Booker T about Roman’s next opponent from the blue brand. While not many could reach the level of Reigns, T named some of the athletes.

Apart from Cesaro and Braun Strowman, Booker named Big E, Bobby Roode, Apollo Crews, Jinder Mahal, and Karrion Kross as possible future opponents as “they look the part.” Damien Priest, John Cena (“the guy’s busy”) and Mace did not make the final cut.

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Booker T also had an interesting take on Keith Lee. Lee has been under the radar for a while and there has been something going on. “I don’t know. They have been really keeping it hush-hush as far as what’s going on with Keith Lee. It’s gotta be something medically for a guy like him not to be performing.”

Who do you think would be Roman’s next opponent? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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