Booker T Reveals Original Plans For WWE NXT Commentary Run

The former World Heavyweight Champion was supposed to be a short-term fix

Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has revealed the original plans for his run as an NXT commentator. 

Speaking on a recent edition of his The Hall of Fame podcast, Booker noted that his stint was already supposed to have finished up, but that he is now full-time with NXT. 

"I gotta get back to work. NXT duties start tomorrow. My thing is, that job was only supposed to be until the end of December. But like I say, what's that kid's name that used to work there? Yeah, yeah, Wade Barrett. He's gone and forgotten as you can see (Booker laughed). 

"That's my job now. That's my job, full-time…I'm full-time now. I'm full-time on NXT, all right? I'm gonna be up in your ear, all up in your ear, every Tuesday (Booker laughed)…Wade Barrett, I don't know if they're gonna keep him on, find a spot for him over on Raw or SmackDown or something but his ass ain’t coming back to NXT…He's finished, he's wrapped… Bad news for you, Booker T has stole that spot and I told you guys I was gonna steal it. I told you guys I was gonna steal it. You don't give me a job and expect for somebody to come — I'm like Tom Brady. Once I get in the game, I ain't coming out…And the thing is, it wasn't something I was expecting or anything like that but I'm excited about it, I'm excited about this new venture".

Booker was moved to the NXT announce desk in October as part of a commentary team shakeup that saw Barrett switch to SmackDown. 

H/T POST Wrestling

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