Booker T gave his thoughts on various topics on his latest Hall Of Fame podcast.
During it, the WWE Hall Of Famer said he will continue to be an announcer on WWE NXT despite the role originally planned to end in December. The changes happened when Pat McAfee joined ESPN’s College Gameday and missed SmackDown events during the football season where he was doing color commentary.
Wade Barrett, who had been calling NXT, was moved to SmackDown and Booker T replaced Barrett. McAfee is expected to return to WWE after the college football season ends next week.
“It was only supposed to be until the end of December. Wade Barrett is gone and forgotten as you can see (he laughs). That’s my job now. That’s my job. I’m full-time now. I’m full-time on NXT. I’m gonna be in your ear every Tuesday night. Wade Barrett, I don’t know if they’re going to keep him on, find a spot for him on RAW or SmackDown, but his ass isn’t coming back to NXT. Booker T stole that spot. I told you guys I was going to steal it. I’m like Tom Brady. Once I get in the game, I ain’t coming out. The thing is, it wasn’t something I was expecting or anything like that, but I’m excited about it. I’m excited about this new venture.”
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