As we have reported many times now, it is likely that King Booker is finished with World Wrestling Entertainment. We have new word that Booker was actually close to signing a new long-term contract with the company but was constantly holding out. Apparently he had several demands such as wanting to sit in on production meetings during his feud with Triple H to make sure that his character wasn’t buried.
Booker didn’t have a contract going into SummerSlam and told the office that he would sign as soon as his attorney finished looking over for the final time. It is believed that he was waiting to see how he was taken care of in his match at SummerSlam. Booker was also said to be very upset that Orton’s name showed up on the Signature pharmacy list, but wasn’t suspended since he has served his time or come clean (whatever the deal was).
As noted many times, Booker was ready to get out of the business as he never wanted to wrestle a day past 40. He has many things going right now such as his clothing store in Houston, Texas and his independent wrestling promotion. He also made it clear earlier this year that if he would have been drafted to ECW, he would have quit right then and there. Booker stated many times that he didn’t want to be like the other guys who died on the road in some hotel.