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Booker T Thanks Michael Cole For Making WWE Commentary Return Possible, Confirms ‘Fave Five’ Return

Booker T is returning to the commentary booth this week with Vic Joseph on WWE NXT.

On the latest episode of The Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T spoke about returning to WWE in a commentary role and stressed the fact that he’s an analyst and not a commentator.

“I mean, you got to always stay ready just so you don’t have to get ready,” Booker T said. “I know the higher-ups in WWE that made the decision to actually pull the trigger and put me in the booth. I just want to thank them. First and foremost, I want to thank those guys. I don’t want to call out any names or anything.

“But one name, in particular, I must call out because if it wasn’t for him, none of this would be possible, and that’s Michael Cole. Man, Michael Cole has been my guy for quite some time, and he’s been in my corner, so I just want to thank Michael Cole for making this all happen. But my thing is, man, I’m not a commentator.

“Let’s just get that out of the way first; I’m not a commentator. I will be coming in as an analyst, critiquing these guys, trying to see where the money actually really is and who may be the next-level NXT Superstar. That’s what I’m going to be looking for and the qualities that they bring to the table. So I want to get a chance to grow with the NXT stars, just like you guys, so let’s get ready to go on this ride and have some fun.”

Booker T teased that his role might be larger in NXT than we know but wouldn’t give anything away other than the fact that he’s bringing back his “fave five.”

“I don’t even want to put into the world exactly what I’m gonna be doing, Booker T teased. ” I’m not gonna be a manager or anything like that. I will be an advisor in certain aspects of guys. I’m all about trying to show these young guys what it takes to work at the top of the court. You know what I mean?

“I’m here to show these guys, you know, it’s not about taking the scenic route. It’s about taking a direct route if you’re trying to get to the top of the card. So for me, for those guys who want that knowledge, for those guys that need that knowledge. I’m gonna be right there for them pushing, and I’m gonna be in their ear on a regular basis because it’s about their gear to become a next-level superstar, and guess what? I’m bringing it back. I’m bringing it back, guys. Booker T’s Fave five is coming back!”

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