WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has heaped praised on the recent NXT Women’s Championship title change.
Lyra Valkyria produced an upset to dethrone ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch at NXT Halloween Havoc on October 24th, pinning the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble winner to lift her first title in WWE.
The decision for the NXT Women’s Championship to change hands has been met with enthusiastic positivity by the former five time WCW Champion.
Speaking on his podcast Hall Of Fame with Booker T & Brad Gilmore, the Houston native revealed that he believed the time was right for Valkyria to unseat Lynch at the top of the NXT mountain:
“I thought it was the right move. I thought it was a hell of a match. I thought it was a hell of a finish.
And for Becky to give Lyra that endorsement. Man, that is huge. Man, that is so freaking huge. I can only imagine how Lyra felt. Just going back to, you know, her room and just thinking about that when nobody else is around. That’s a moment, man. That’s a moment that you, you just might get in the shower and just let the water run on you, and you don’t even move for an hour.
It’s history. Something that perhaps you never saw happening in a million years and boom. It happened. It’s like getting a lottery ticket. It’s like your dream coming true, that perhaps you never had one of those types of deals. So I loved it.”
Booker T Praises Becky Lynch For Recent NXT Run
The former WWE Intercontinental Champion reserved special praise for Becky Lynch and the impact that her recent run in NXT has had on the yellow brand’s women’s division:
“I Like the stuff that they’re doing with NXT as far as bringing in the major guns and really creating something, giving talent like Lyra Valkyria the rub. I always talk about being able to work with talent like that, like Becky Lynch.
That experience that you’re going to just like, you know, Roxanne working with Asuka, that experience, that wealth of knowledge that you’re going to take away from working with, you know, people like that, you can’t learn that in a wrestling school or anything like that, that that’s what we call on the job training.”
H/T: Wrestling Headlines for the above transcription.