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Booker T Reveals The One Wrestler He Wishes He’d Faced

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/booker-t Source: WWE.com

By any metric, Booker T has had a Hall of Fame career, and faced nearly everyone of note in a long career spanning WCW, WWE, and even TNA. But there’s one man that Booker T never actually got to face in a wrestling ring, and surprisingly, it’s the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels, a man the now-retired Booker said in a recent episode of his podcast that he regrets never getting to test his skills against.

“The fish that got away was Shawn Michaels. That’s the only guy I didn’t get a chance to get in there with one-on-one and actually perform with because I always thought Shawn Michaels, even from back when he was with The Rockers, with Marty Jannetty, when they first started, when I first saw Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, I said, ‘man, this Shawn Michaels is good.’ I said, ‘this guy [has] got a lot of talent.’ Marty Jannetty, ‘yeah, he’s alright. He’s a good hand. He’s solid. This Michaels, this guy’s good.’ Then, over the years, he morphed into something that was called ‘Mr. WrestleMania’. And I always wanted to get a chance to get out there and perform with Shawn Michaels just to see how good I really was. Well, I just thought, I wouldn’t say that [Michaels was the measuring stick]. Do you know what I mean, me being a performer myself? I just wanted to see if he was as good or if I was as good as I thought I was because I always thought I was just as good as any guy that ever put on a pair of boots and you’ve got to think that way. But Shawn Michaels, he was the guy I didn’t get to test my craft with. I would’ve loved to get in the ring with him.”

You can go to WrestlingInc.com for the full transcript of the interview.

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.

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