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Booker T says Christian Cage is the most underrated pro wrestler ever, why wrestling is losing its realism

On the latest “Hall Of Fame” podcast, Booker T gave his thoughts on AEW Revolution, Bobby Lashley, Paul Wight, and a bunch other topics related to pro wrestling.

Booker also gave his thoughts on Christian Cage’s signing with AEW and he named Cage as the most underrated wrestler in history. Booker also said that he was sorry to see Cage leave from WWE.

Here are some highlights from the podcast:

Booker T said he would go to Christian for advice on multi-man matches:

“Every time I was in a six man or any type of match where it was more than one guy and myself and Christian was in the ring, I would never think about what to do. I would always go to Christian and say, ‘Christian, what am I doing tonight?’ He would say, ‘Ok, you’re going to do the spinaroonie right here. You’re going to do the scissor kick right here. You’re going to do that jumping side kick right here.’ He made it so easy for me. He is the most underrated, professional wrestler that this business has ever produced. I’m not just saying that because he’s my friend. He’s a guy that’s definitely been well underutilized as far as his talent and his skill and his mind goes for this business. He’s a guy that, me personally, I really hate that we lost. I must say that.”

Booker said wrestling is losing its realism:

“When I watch AEW and everybody is kicking out of everybody’s finisher, and I’m not just throwing shade on AEW, they do it in WWE, everybody does it. When you start doing things like that, you’re taking away the realism of what we are really trying to do here and that is to simulate a real fight, something that can actually really happen. I made a comment one time pretty much saying the same thing. They were saying women wrestlers should be able to wrestle men wrestlers because they are like superheroes, like Wonder Woman. I’m like, no, that’s not what this and that’s not what we want to make this where it becomes like a cartoon because then we are really going to lose what this thing was built on so many years ago and what has lasted for so for so long as well as going out there and creating the best stories you can possibly have in the ring. I saw an article go out last week about something I talk about all the time which is that damn leg pop. People pop their legs every time. You gotta be kidding me. You think you can insult the fans to the point where they forget about that and say it’s ok? Come on here. Let’s get real.”

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