Booker T Did Not Want To Be In The Inaugural WWE Elimination Chamber Match
A stark admission
Booker T has admitted he had no interest in being in the first-ever Elimination Chamber Match in WWE.
WWE introduced the Elimination Chamber concept in late 2002 and Booker T was one of six men in the first bout at that year's Survivor Series, with the WWE Hall Of Famer taking on Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Kane and Rob Van Dam for the World Heavyweight Championship.
A highly dangerous structure that saw Triple H's throat crushed by RVD, Booker T has revealed he didn't want to be in the match because he could just tell people were going to get seriously hurt.
Speaking on his Hall Of Fame Podcast, Booker said: "I did not want to be in that match. I swear to God, I did not want to be in that match, man.
"I knew somebody was going to get hurt, you could slip down and just kind of brace yourself and hit your elbow and literally be out for six months, that’s how much steel and grate was around [the structure]. It was nuts, it was a monstrosity. There’s no way you could’ve gone in that thing and not have gotten hurt.
"I love the business, I love it, dammit, somebody’s going to get messed up by the end of the night and perhaps never work again. People don’t really realise how serious that match was that night as far as there was no way around of going out there and being almost like a stuntman. You’re just going to take it and the pain is [there]. No matter what, you’re going out there and you’re going to be hurting the next morning. It was scary, bro."