Booker T Speaks Out - A Return To The Ring?, Retirement?
The following are highlights from a recent interview with WWEHall Of Famer Booker T:
On whether or not he has interest in a return to the ring: "I wouldnâ€™t call it a comeback (laughs). Iâ€™m semi-retired and to work around these schedules that the younger wrestlers and the divas (applies to the female talent, whether as wrestlers, managers or ring announcers) is rough. Itâ€™s a young manâ€™s sport. I donâ€™t want to be one of those wrestlers who still holds on to the past, hearing all the roars from the crowd. Royal Rumble is cool, I can do it once a year but to do it every day or week is tough. Itâ€™s time for me to step aside."
On what he misses most now that he's "semi-retired": "I donâ€™t miss wrestling, but I miss performing. You know, going out and amazing everybody and feeling that adrenaline rush. I performed in front of soldiers in Iraq in 2003 and the temperature was 40Â°C. And when you strap on your gear and with the adrenaline pumping, it feel more like 80Â°C. Iâ€™ll miss that. If itâ€™s not for the exhausting travels, I could do wrestling for another 10 more years (laughs)."
Check out the complete interview online at this link.