Booker T Says Dolph Ziggler’s Stock Has Gone Down in WWE, Compares Orton/Lesnar to McGregor/Diaz, Weighs-In On Universal Title Match

Earlier today, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T spoke with Nick Hausman of WrestleZone Radio, and below are some interview highlights. You can listen to the entire interview in the audio player above.

On Dolph Ziggler vs Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton at WWE SummerSlam:

“Ziggler’s stock has gone down in the WWE, so that match right there is almost like a Champion vs a number 8 contender or a number 10 contender. So you have to weigh that match a certain way. But Brock Lesnar Randy Orton match, that’s almost like a Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz match. There is no title on the line, but the intrigue, you gotta pay money to see it.”

On Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor for the debuting Universal Title:

“I look at Balor, he’s definitely made a name for himself since coming onto the scene. You have to give him credit for that. Especially with this Demon King thing. There’s very few people that can create and come up with something special in this business…it’s their own idea. And then on top of that be able to go out there and work. Rare combination. But I tell you he seems to have put it together very well. But on the other hand Seth Rollins, the guy is good. I actually noticed something this week. When Balor made his big entrance and got into it with Seth Rollins, he was good, but Seth Rollins actually looked a bit better.”

Booker T’s appearance is in conjunction with his upcoming appearance at Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Park in Miami, FL on August 27th.

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Some of the topics in this interview include:

  • Throwing out the first pitch at the upcoming Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Park
  • How Jerry Lawler is adapting to joining the WWE RAW Kick-Off
  • Whether Lawler views the move as a demotion from his WWE RAW commentary position
  • Corey Graves being added to the WWE RAW commentary team
  • More…

Booker then closes out the interview by giving his thoughts on some of WWE SummerSlam’s top bouts. Including:

  • Finn Balor vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
  • Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton
  • Dean Ambrose defending the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler
  • Sasha Banks defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte
  • John Cena vs AJ Styles

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