Booker T 'Baffled' By Some Decisions To Leave WWE
Booker T has questioned decisions made by the likes of Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly
With the wrestling landscape changing dramatically in 2021 due to swathes of releases and contract expirations of WWE talent, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has admitted that the decisions of the latter have ‘baffled’ him as several big name talents have chosen to let their deals run out in order to have great matches elsewhere.
Taking to the Hall of Fame podcast, the outspoken WCW legend said the following with regards to names such as Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly:
"When I hear these guys say 'I want to leave a company, and I can't wait to go and have a match with x and y, I can't wait to have a match with this guy. The match with this guy is going to be a five star match.' When these guys start thinking about the matches more than taking care of their damn family and how much money they can make when they walk away from wrestling because it's not going to last forever - it baffles the hell out of me. It becomes about a damn match. I loved every match I was in, every performance I gave. But none of it surpassed me taking care of my family," said Booker T.
Booker admits that the wrestling business has changed since his heyday:
"When I hear that talk I go 'man this business has really, really changed' to the point where it's making me question things and people. Why are they really doing this at the end of the day? I loved being in the big matches with all of the great stars, but I'm going to tell you right now - I remember more of 'how much did I get paid for that match?' as opposed to 'how many spots did we do in that match?'. I do care, but at the end of the day, I'm thinking, 'If I can go out and perform this way with this guy, I can get paid this much,' not how many matches I can have - I'm just confused," said Booker T.