For the last few years, the feeling has been that pro wrestling, in general, has been a continuous increase year over year in terms of business and that is a belief that WWE Hall of Famer Booker T shares.
Not only does Booker T have a great mind for the business, he’s not in the WWE bubble but rather keeps a close eye on the independent scene as he owns a promotion himself, Reality of Wrestling, in Texas.
Thus, while making a recent appearance on Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio, the former WWE/WCW World Heavyweight Champion made his case as to why he thinks right now is even better for wrestlers due to how wrestlers have more opportunity than ever before with several promotions running and big money being given for TV rights.
“It’s rich right now,” said the Reality of Wrestling owner. “The independent world is rich. The money overseas is good. Small businesses like myself, we’ve got social media, and we can stream our stuff online without being with a big network. The wrestling business is at the hottest it perhaps ever been. Even in the WWE/WCW wars.”
“Literally from the independent scene up, it might be the hottest it ever has been. You’ve got wrestling conventions going on. It’s huge. Guys don’t need to be in WWE to make a living these days, and that’s saying something.”
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below:
"The wrestling business right now is the hottest it's EVER been…Guys don't need to be in the WWE to make a living." @BookerT5x breaks down how the world of wrestling is at a new peak, including his promotion @TheOfficialROW.@davidlagreca1 @bullyray5150 pic.twitter.com/6F64MsYKax
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) January 15, 2019
H/T to Wrestlezone for the transcript