ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 30: WWE Wrestler Booker T attends WWE's 4th annual WrestleMania art exhibit and auction at The Egyptian Ballroom at Fox Theatre on March 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
Booker T On What He'd Do If He Saw Dave Bautista
There have been lingering rumors that Booker T and Dave Bautista have a long-standing beef stemming from a physical altercation they got into in 2006. Booker previously explained that it was due to "a lot of testosterone in the locker room" and that not all wrestlers get along, and while he reiterated that stance on the latest "Hall of Fame" podcast, he insisted there was no beef.
"If I saw Bautista today, I would give him a hug and tell him how great he's doing in Hollywood," he said. "He's knocking it out. He's freakin' killing it." Booker T accused "internet journalists" of believing he has long-standing beef with Bautista, though he admitted both men haven't addressed the incident much in the media.
Booker said, "If you're a man who's got testosterone running through your body and you're in a testosterone-driven business, you might get in a fight with somebody. That doesn't mean you hate them. Don't mean you don't like them. It was an incident that happened."