Booker T 'Was Not Comfortable' Working The Rock's Style At WWE SummerSlam 2001
The two collided for the WCW World Title 20 years ago
Booker T has admitted he wasn't comfortable working in the same style as The Rock as the two went into their main event at WWE SummerSlam 2001.
The Rock challenged, and defeated, Booker T for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of the pay-per-view 20 years ago in what many consider an excellent match between the duo.
However, while Booker T is grateful people say how good the match is, he feels his own head was in the bout too much due to the Rock's level of intricate detailing.
Speaking on his recent Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T said: "I remember my head was tied up like a pretzel because I was working with The Rock. The Rock was one of those guys (who looked at) intricate details. He was very, very detail-oriented to where he wanted everything to be pristine, everything had to be on time. Everything had to be right.
"Me, personally, I could appreciate someone who's got that work ethic but, for me at that time, I was not comfortable working that style. I tell people all the time, people say, 'It was a really good match,' but, for me, I could not think about anything but the match when I was doing it. And that's why the memories for me is not as vivid as if I were just freelancing, per se."