Booker T gave his thoughts on some of the hot topics in wrestling on the latest edition of his “Hall Of Fame” podcast.
Booker T commented on Jimmy Uso’s arrest:
“Jimmy Uso got arrested for DUI. I think he got out of jail on Sunday morning. Those are my guys, Jimmy and Jey, that’s why I have to talk about it because those are my guys. I’ve talked to Jimmy about things like this. Sometimes you get a chance to redeem yourself, and you either redeem yourself or you don’t. This is a sad day for me. You’re damn right it is just because I didn’t see this coming at all. I just hope we can find a way to get my boy to a better place more than anything. I did not see this coming, and it messes me up just as well.
The thing is, intervention has to be looked into with something like this. I think of Jimmy when I see him, I swear I think of him as one of my kids. I really do. To see this happening right now, for me, it’s not about wrestling or anything like that. It’s not about how much money somebody can make, or how famous somebody can be, or anything like that because if your life is all screwed up, none of that matters anyway. You’re not going to be able to sustain it if your life is all screwed up anyway. Reach out to me man. Talk to me. I’ll definitely try to guide you in the right way.
Like I said, for me, it’s just a sad occasion to see my young lad in this position right here because I know what it’s like not having people trust you. That’s what I’m thinking about right now, not having people trust you. For me, when I came home out of prison, no one was supposed to trust me. I was supposed to gain that trust all over again. I was to redeem myself with anyone who thought that I was untrustworthy. I think I did that. The thing is, I don’t think I would have gotten too many chances to do that if I would have screwed it up. So I say, ‘Brother, get yourself together. Life is too short.”
Booker T was asked who he feels is the best wrestler on the WWE roster right now:
“Roman is the best wrestler overall on the roster right now. I really think a lot of guys in the locker room would agree with me. Of course, we have our guys who go out there and fly and do a whole lot as far as throwing caution to the wind. Let’s just say that. But as far as a guy going out there and knowing exactly what his job is on both sides, and that’s making fans feel a certain way, that’s Roman Reigns. For me, until I see somebody that steps up and takes that spot, Randy carried that mantle for a long time, being a complete worker, and the complete worker for me is going to be totally different than a lot of people out there. What I’m looking for is going to be totally different than what somebody else out there is looking for. Look at Roman’s career and how long he’s lasted. Not just how long he’s lasted thus far, but how long he’s lasted thus far on top, and how long do we see Roman lasting in the future on top?”
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