Booker T On Being Asked To Have A “Final Match”

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Booker T has opened up on when he was asked to step in the ring for a match when more time, and why he was less than enthused by the idea.

With Ric Flair stepping in the ring one last time at the age of 73, many watched on wondering what they could expect from ‘The Nature Boy’. Flair ended up getting the victory over Jeff Jarrett in their tag match which also featured Andrade El Idolo and Jay Lethal, when Jarrett passed out in the figure four leglock.

The match left many talking about which unexpected stars you could see back inside the squared circle if the right opportunity arose. However, speaking on his Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T has explained why the idea of a “final match” doesn’t appeal to him.

I was approached actually to have a final match next year at Starrcast. Harlem Heat’s final match, here in Texas. I said ‘Hell no. We ain’t doing none of that.’ I just had a match a couple of weeks ago, my knee was killing me. I can only imagine what it’s going to feel like next year. Y’all can forget about seeing me do one last match.

The thing is, I’m still working, I’m still having matches. You’re just never going to see me have a ‘last match.’ You’re never going to see me doing a lot in the ring. I’m never going to build up a match like I’m doing a whole lot. ‘One tag in, one tag out. That’s it, I’m done, where’s my check?’

I learned from one of my teachers back in the day, ‘Hacksaw’ Butch Reed. I got to tag with him down in the Global Wrestling Federation, and he said ‘Man, I’m coming in one time. I’m coming out and asking for my check.’ That’s the way you do it.

The fact Booker T would seem to be ready to step back in the ring multiple times under the right circumstances would also tie in with a recent social media post by his former Harlem Heat tag partner Stevie Ray, who showed himself preparing in the gym with one more match left in him.

Booker T has also recently discussed which former WWE star he really isn’t friends with.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.