Former World Heavyweight Champion and WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T have developed a beef with NXT talent Matt Riddle in recent weeks after Booker questioned Riddle for his remarks over some wrestling legends. He said that Matt himself needs a lot of work and Riddle also responded to the former WCW Champion.
Booker T then recently spoke to Kevin Kellam of WrestleZone.com and expanded further on his issues with NXT Superstar Matt Riddle criticizing Goldberg for his match against The Undertaker at Super ShowDown. He stated that Riddle needs a better understanding of the business and a change in approach.
“[Goldberg] wasn’t a guy that grew up watching it on a weekly basis, but he came into it with an opportunity and he took it. He turned out to be an awesome, awesome draw and the fans love Goldberg. Goldberg drew so much money in this business—I can only imagine how much money [it actually was] for the business—as well as the fans that loved Goldberg coming up, that’s worth a whole lot,” said the Hall of Famer.
Continuing on the topic, he stated that Wrestling is a brotherhood and Booker further defended Goldberg saying that he had never been to a wrestling school like himself. The 5-time WCW Champion stated that Matt Riddle needs to understand the foundation of the wrestling business and understand the ‘business’ aspect of it, as opposed to the ‘wrestling’ side.
Apart from this, Booker T also talked about Superstars such as Honky Tonk Man and The Rock. He discussed the significance of the ‘Drawing Power’ of these Superstars and why they are important. Check out the full interview here.