The latest episode of Booker T’s “Hall Of Fame” podcast is up with all of the latest news of the week. Booker T gives his thoughts on Keith Lee’s debut on Monday Night Raw and he previews WWE Payback, which airs this Sunday night on the WWE Network.
Booker was asked if he regrets the finish of his angle and WrestleMania match with Triple H. There were heavy racial undertones during that storyline and many fans thought that Booker should have won the feud but that’s not how things played out.
Booker said, “It was business. Just like until I had Jeff Jarrett on the show and we talked about Bash at the Beach, it was the first time Jeff and I had ever uttered a word about it. It wasn’t about us getting our thrills off of what happened that night. At the end of the night, Jeff got paid. I got paid. We all went home and hopefully, we lived to do it another day. That’s what for me is what it was all about. Even with the Triple H match, I forgot all about that match after I got the check. I’m serious. When you get a check big enough to where you can pay for your house, you don’t think about the title or the match or anything like that. You think about, good God, I come from South Park, TX. I’m used to getting checks every two weeks from a job. When I got into the wrestling business and I started seeing those checks, the last thing I was thinking about was the title other than being the best guy in the locker room so I could keep getting those checks.”
Booker T talked about meeting Muhammad Ali: “It was the greatest moment in my life. There were only two people I wanted to meet in my life and that was Sammy Davis Jr. and Muhammad Ali. I didn’t get a chance to meet Sammy, but I had a Topps Card show I had to go to. The only reason I really wanted to go was because Muhammad Ali was going to be there. When I got there, he had left because he was tired. I was bummed and upset about it but my P.R people talked to his P.R. people and Muhammad Ali invited me to his hotel room. I hung out with the champ for about 30 minutes. It was an amazing time. I tell you, it taught me something. It was something he didn’t have to do. He could have easily told the P.R. people no. He told them yes and that taught me that it doesn’t cost you anything to be nice to people. That’s why I always try to be nice to my fans. It was the best day of my life. I was like a kid at Christmas time getting a chance to sit there and bask in his glory. Never in a million years did I think something like that would happen.”