Booker T Calls Bobby Lashley A ‘Prototype Of The Old School’
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Booker T has known Bobby Lashley since the current WWE Champion first broke into the company back in 2005 and the two time WWE Hall Of Famer believes he fits picture perfect in that old school category.
On the latest episode of The Hall of Fame, Booker spoke about his initial interaction with Bobby after the first match he had against Simon Dean. Booker told him about focusing more on working like a big man which Lashley gave a tepid response and that soured Book on Bobby’s mindset. Soon enough, Lashley sought Booker’s insight and the two began working together.
“The matches Bobby and I had, we had some really, really great chemistry because after I got in Bobby’s head, he threw everything out of the window and what I teach in my wrestling school we don’t talk about sell and whatnot, we talk about ‘act’ and ‘react’ and he started acting and reacting properly and man, he starting whooping my ass, man and we started having some of the best stuff that was going on there.”
Booker mentions working with Bobby in the King of The Ring finals of 2006 and says how much potential he saw in the budding star.
“I knew it was time for me to go, but I also knew that Bobby Lashley was going to be the heir apparent to Booker T after I left. Said, ‘Bobby’s gonna pick up right where I left off and he’s gonna take it on and make it even better,’ and then Bobby left the company shortly after I did and I was like, ‘What the hell did you do that for?’ Because I thought he was in the perfect, prime position there again to pick up right where I left off.”
Lashley eventually lived up to those expectations by Booker this past Monday when he secured his first WWE Championship by easily defeating The Miz. Now with the belt in hand, Booker believes Bobby is gonna be tough to beat from a visual perspective.
“And Bobby, at 44 years old, there’s nobody in the company that looks better than Bobby Lashley. Is Bobby Lashley a prototype of the old school? You better believe it. You better believe he is and that’s what wrestling was when we watched it back in the day was guys going out there simulating a fight and making it look as real as it could possibly look and that’s what Bobby Lashley brings to the table.
“You look at anybody on the roster and you stand them up next to Bobby Lashley, you’re gonna say there’s no comparison. I don’t care who it is.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)
Check out Booker’s breakdown of Bobby below: