Stars in Progress: Booker T, AW, Wrestlers Rescue, D. Bryan

Chris Cash

Booker T General ManagerBOOKER T – ONE STEP UP

I was actually growing fond of him as an announcer, but I guess I'll get over it. Booker T as the new Smackdown General Manager is a step up for a couple of reasons.

First, I'm just glad they decided to give the show an authority figure. It's for the best.

Secondly, I think Booker T will do a great job. He's a better, more relevant version of Teddy Long. We're basically just going from "playa" to "sucka".

If you're a Teddy fan, it seems you'll still get plenty of him as well now that he's Booker's assistant. The duo won't be as polarizing as AJ on Raw, but they don't need to be. They'll be fun, period.

Will Smackdown get a new color commentator now? Let the JR petitions begin.

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