WWE Hall of Famer Booker T spoke more about New Day member Big E on a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast. Highlights are below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)
How his comments about Big E were misinterpreted:
People out there on the internet and social media are always trying to bait someone into saying something that they can create something off of at the same time. So, I wanna tell these people out there that’s trying to goat people like Big E to say something about Booker T in a negative light – get off it man!
On how he wants Big E to capture a little bit of what he used to be while still remaining himself:
I’ve given Big E great advice, and hopefully he takes some of that advice and moves to that next level and crash that glass ceiling like I know he can. I’ve been sitting back watching some of Big E’s stuff from the past, when he first came in, and Big E was a monster. To be able to capture a little bit of that is what I’m talking about – not change everything. But Big E, we’ve talked, and you know where I’m coming from. Do exactly what I think you can do, brother, and that’s go out there and become the WWE Champion in some form. So, don’t listen to the haters that’s trying to hate on Booker T.
How journalists can exploit certain comments and how he wants the best for all young superstars:
These reporters and so-called journalists, they’re gonna try to get you to say something. They’ll read you a portion of what I said and it will sound like I said something negative. The thing is, these young guys need to know that I’m the one guy that’s pushing for them. I may say something controversial, or something that needs to be discussed or given an explanation, but sometimes people take it and try to make something out of nothing. They’ll use an excerpt and it will sound like something. But my thing is this – everyone knows I’m willing to say in the person’s face what I say on the air all the time. I wish none of those young guys anything other than big time success in making it to the next level and living that same dream that I’ve lived for the past 30+ years.
Listen to Booker’s full comments below.