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Booker T refutes claim that his angle with HHH was cut from A&E’s Biography, Booker on why he initially didn’t want to do the documentary

On his podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T discussed A&E’s biography on his life and he said that he originally turned down the documentary when he was first approached to do it:

“Actually, I turned the process down when they first approached me and wanted to do it.  I just didn’t want anybody to tell my story other than myself.  I didn’t know if I was ready yet.  I didn’t know if I was ready to let the world see me from that perspective, not knowing the person as far as being a friend of George Roy, the person who put it together.  I have to actually trust him.  It’s hard to trust somebody you don’t know.  He came to me and said, ‘I promise you I’m going to do it right.  You’re going to love it at the end of the day.’  It was something about George that made me feel comfortable about saying, ‘Ok, let’s do this.’  That’s how the project started, but at the beginning, I was like, ‘No man.  I’m not down with the reality show type feel.  I don’t want that in my life.’  But, this was something different.  This was A&E Biography.  This was Booker T.”

Booker talking about the idea of the Booker T- HHH storyline being pulled from the A&E documentary and why he disagrees with those that are saying this is what happened. For reference, writer/producer David Dennis, Jr. says he was interviewed for the documentary and he spoke about the Booker T-HHH storyline but his interview was not included on the final cut of the show. Booker said the following on hid podcast:

“My thing is this.  How can it be pulled from the Bio.  It wasn’t in there and it got pulled out.  It never actually got in.  It makes it seem like there was a whole lot of meat and potatoes on the bone of the story of  Booker T-HHH WrestleMania 19, and me personally, I’ve never given that story a whole lot of credence.  I haven’t put a whole lot of talk into that night as far as me losing a match.  It just happened to be at WrestleMania.  It happened to be for the championship against HHH.  They talk about the story that went into it.  I understand that being a young black kid looking up to my heroes.  Trust me, I understand that as well, but, I’ve never looked at my career and framed my career around any one match, let alone WrestleMania 19, the match with HHH where I got paid more money for one match than I got paid for any other match in my life.  Personally, I’m not going to complain about that, because at the end of the day, it’s about taking care of my family, walking away from it, and being able to do it again and keep this thing rolling.  When I see stuff like that, when people try to make something which is a racial issue.  Let’s just put it out there, it’s nothing more than a racial issue between HHH, Booker T, WWE, it’s just a story, somebody trying to get clicks.  For me, I just want everybody to know that was not what my story was about at the end of the day.  Some kid, at the end of the day, walking through those shoes, walking towards that light in that tunnel and hopefully keeps walking that way and finds his destination, that’s what my story is all about.  It’s not about the dark side of WrestleMania 19 and Booker T and HHH.  For people to want to make it about that, I get it.  I’m not naive or anything like that.  I understand.  But for me personally, that is not what Booker T’s career makeup is all about.  I just want to get that out there.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit The Hall Of Fame with Booker T & Brad Gilmore with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription






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