In an interview with Live Audio Wrestling, former WWE/WCW & TNA star Booker T noted that he was not happy to leave TNA Wrestling, but noted that after 2 years with the company, he felt that the writing staff precluded the former TNA wrestler from showing what he could actually do. Booker noted that had the Main Event Mafia faction been booked properly, it would still be going strong as a big faction within TNA today.
Booker noted that he left TNA Wrestling on good terms with management, which is why he filled in for AJ Styles who couldn't make it to a TNA event recently in Houston, TX. He shot down reports of having a bad attitude in TNA and said that any young guy in TNA right now would state that Booker was very helpful to them. He also noted that he would like to see a creative staff in TNA consisting of writers and former professional wrestlers as to develop compelling storylines. Regarding TNA Wrestling removing the six-sided ring, Booker felt it was a step back for the company and noted that after 7 years, it was taken away so quickly and they lost their signature.
Booker noted that he is a big fan of fighting (MMA & Boxing) and said that he does not see former WWE superstar Batista suddenly transforming into a MMA fighter. Booker noted that it is not the last time we have seen him in professional wrestling and noted that he has things in the works.
The following are some quotes from a recent Booker T interview on The LAW radio show in Canada:
On the ECW reunion: I know a lot of the ECW guys - RVD is literally my best friend and we're really tight and doing the ECW thing, it's a nostalgia thing but it's not done the right way and more importantly not done for the right reasons and it's done for a TV rating and that's not what they need to be focusing on. The ratings will come if you put your time into the product and stay on the grind when it comes to focusing on where you're trying to go as opposed to coming in and figuring it out on the fly and it all goes back to having a staff that is coming up with different ideas and you can bounce them off wrestlers who have been in the ring wrestling, that can go up top and give it a 'yea' or 'nay'. You've got to be able to agree to disagree without having animosity and have egos involved when you're trying to run a business and when I was there it didn't feel like it was being run like we really wanted to win and I'm not saying I wanted to beat WWE but I wanted to be the best wrestling company out there and it has nothing to do with WWE.
On a return to a big company: I would not say that I won't be in the big spotlight again - I've got some stuff brewing just keep your ears open and maybe coming up real soon. Booker T. is not over yet, I'm still going to go out there and perform like I said, do my thing, like I always do and make my fans jump.
Check out the complete interview (audio available) online at LiveAudioWrestling.com.