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Booker T makes shocking ring return at the age of 54

talksport: The Texas-native is actually in the Hall of Fame twice for his solo career and the tag team he formed – Harlem Heat – with his brother Stevie Ray.

 

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10 times we held these titles. Top 5 all time team. #HHR

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He was a 10-time tag team champ with his brother and they continued their alliance when their careers were finished by opening up a wrestling promotion, Reality of Wrestling, in Houston.

The brothers even teamed up and won the promotion’s tag titles in early 2015, but for the most part, he has wanted to create stars.

However, Booker did get back in the ring last week at the ripe old age of 54 and to say the man is in shape would do him a great injustice.

 

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Still in the gym. #RumbleReady

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Despite his age, it seems as though the six-time world champion has never left the gym, while he remains active with WWE in retirement and has performed in commentary in recent years and more often than not can be found on pre-show panels.

He was lobbying to be apart of the Royal Rumble this year – as it was in Houston – but that didn’t come to fruition.

One man who stole the show at the Rumble was Brock Lesnar who, after entering number one, put on the performance of his career.

John Cena labelled Lesnar the ‘best in-ring performer of all-time’ as a result, but that’s not an assertion Booker T necessarily agrees with.

“I know where John is coming from, because there again [he’s] one of my pupils,” he said.

“One of the guys who sat up under the learning tree, a guy who would tell you when he worked with me it was all about going out and performing. And I can say I had a small piece in teaching John Cena the art of Shakespeare, and he picked it up very well.

“I talk about John Cena all the time, and people think I am throwing shade on him.

“But he’s the guy who parlayed his skills all the way to the most decorated champion in WWE history, so he did something right first and foremost.

“And when I read John’s statement about Brock Lesnar, I was like, ‘Man, people on the internet are gonna jump on him so bad.’”

He did say, though, he believes Lesnar is the ‘most believable guy’ on the roster today.

“If anybody wants to challenge me on that, do so. But, the most believable athlete walking out of that curtain.

“Just like when Jake the Snake walked out back then, he was believable. Certain guys, even some of the babyfaces when they walked out. [Randy] Savage, when he came out. That’s what Brock Lesnar is.

“He makes you believe it, you want more of it even if you don’t want more.”

Source: Published by talksport

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