LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 24:  Wrestler Booker T attends Vegas Toy Con at the Circus Circus Las Vegas on February 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Booker T Doubles Down On Claim That He's Done Wrestling
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently took part in his first WWE match in over a decade as a surprise entrant in the 2023 men's Royal Rumble match. His stint didn’t go as long as many would've hoped, as Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER eliminated Booker within a minute of his entering.
After the match, Booker said that he was done performing in the ring, but with wrestlers coming out of retirement constantly, some were quick to question the honesty of the comment. While on "The Hall of Fame" show, he doubled down on his comments and how he felt following his entrance during the Royal Rumble.
"I just retired and I just put my retirement gear up on eBay," Booker said. "I'm finished. I don't want to see tights, I don't want to see those boots, knee pads. Everything is going, one, one lump ... that walk to the ring at the Rumble, that blew me, okay? I was done after that. They could've just threw him out of the ring as soon as I got in."