Booker T has some high praise for NXT Superstars Bron Breakker and Carmelo Hayes.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently sat down with Cameron Hawkins of The Ringer to discuss a wide variety of subjects. While speaking about WWE NXT, Booker T stated he believes that Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker are the pillars of the brand.
“Bron Breakker’s actually out there doing it. But those guys, they have a chance. They have an opportunity to go out and deliver. Absolutely deliver in the biggest way,” Booker T said. “I mean, they’re going to have the crowd. They’re going to have the people there pushing for them. They’re going to have everybody in the back pulling for them to go out there and really shine like new money.
“I’m talking about put the rocket on them and send it straight to the moon. Those two guys, Carmelo and Bron Breakker, they are the pillars here in NXT. And to see those two mix it up one-on-one for the first time, it’s going to be awesome, man. So I hope they’re ready. Like I say, preparation is the only luck they’re ever going to have. … When you have a moment, it could be there; in the next moment, it could be gone just like that. So take advantage of it.”
While Booker T isn’t pulling for one guy or another at NXT Stand and Deliver, he does admit that he gravitates towards someone like Carmelo Hayes.
“[Hayes is] going to gravitate to me because he’s a young brother just like me once upon a time,” Booker T said. “And I always talk about young Black kids getting into this business. And for me to be the one that tried to give them that blueprint to what it was going to take to make it to the next level, I mean, I’m not talking about just being on the card.
“I’m not talking about just traveling around the world and having fun. I’m talking about leaving a legacy to where you’re going to be thought of one day as, ‘Man, he was one of the greatest that ever put on a pair of boots; his name rings with the greatest that ever did this.’ That’s what I was thinking about when I was doing it. So to have me around for Carmelo Hayes is awesome.”
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