Booker T Turns Down Last Match Offer
Booker T wasn't interested
Booker T has no plans to have a major retirement match.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, the five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion revealed that he was approached about Harlem Heat having a final match at next year's Starrcast, an offer which Booker T ultimately turned down.
"I was approached actually to have a final match next year at Starrcast. Harlem Heat's final match, here in Texas. I said 'Hell no. We ain't doing none of that.' I just had a match a couple of weeks ago, my knee was killing me. I can only imagine what it's going to feel like next year. Y'all can forget about seeing me do one last match," Booker T said.
"The thing is, I'm still working, I'm still having matches. You're just never going to see me have a 'last match.' You're never going to see me doing a lot in the ring. I'm never going to build up a match like I'm doing a whole lot. 'One tag in, one tag out. That's it, I'm done, where's my cheque?' I learned from one of my teachers back in the day, 'Hacksaw' Butch Reed. I got to tag with him down in the Global Wrestling Federation, and he said 'Man, I'm coming in one time. I'm coming out and asking for my cheque.' That's the way you do it."
Booker T returned to the squared circle a few weeks ago in a 10-man tag at a Reality of Wrestling show, the promotion he owns.
The offer to Booker T comes after Ric Flair had his final match at Starrcast V on Sunday, July 31 and the 16-time world champion and Andrade El Idolo defeated Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
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