Booker T has given his reaction to reports that WWE chairman Vince McMahon is set for an in-ring return.
The 76-year-old will appear on ‘The Pat McAfee Show‘ this Thursday.
McMahon hasn’t wrestled in a competitive WWE match since he took on Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 26. That was back in 2010.
In recent years, McMahon has not appeared frequently on WWE TV. However, he has been involved in several segments since Survivor Series in November, mainly alongside Austin Theory.
Reports of his possible in-ring return have certainly come as a shock to many WWE fans, who thought the chairman’s wrestling days were over. However, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T believes it should inspire younger wrestlers.
Booker T reacts to McMahon in-ring return rumours
Booker T and Vince McMahon were at the centre of one of the most well-remembered feuds in wrestling history.
In 2001, during Booker’s early days in the WWF, he was engaged in a rivalry with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. Popular segments included the duo fighting in a supermarket and a bingo hall. Austin even disguised him as a fireman to attack Booker T and McMahon during an episode of Raw.
Speaking on his podcast, ‘The Hall of Fame‘, Booker T stated (quotes via WrestlingNews.co): “I read Vince would be part of a storyline at WrestleMania 38. I don’t know what that actually means. But if Vince were to lace them up and get back in the ring at 76, it would definitely be something that men should be inspired to see.
“I say it all the time. How are you going to tell a man he can’t do it anymore? How are you going to tell a man, ‘You’re just too damn old. Just stay at the house and don’t ever come out’.
“I can respect Vince if he was to be thinking about going out and having a match because it’s his company. Sometimes you say, ‘Man, I have to lead by example. I have to show these young guys how to do it.’
“Whether that’s wise or not, that’s how we think.”
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