YMMV / Booker T

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: From being pinned to hell by the Charmed Ones to winning the tag team titles for the Main Event Mafia, Booker T and Scott Steiner's road as a tag team over the years has certainly been…interesting.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Hulk Hogan! We comin' fo' YOU, nigga!" (Cue self-Facepalm)
    • "What da hell?!"
    • Go on YouTube and go to any video that has the "Booker T/Harlem Heat" theme, each one will have comments that says "Sounds like a Tekken stage theme".
    • "You lookin' real jacked, baby!" Explanation 
  • Narm: A lot occurred during his King Booker gimmick in 2006.
    • Narm Charm: But then there were the times when he would break character.
    • While he'll never be mistaken for JimRoss, his commentary was often one of the most entertaining parts of Smackdown.
  • Never Live It Down: See Memetic Mutation. He's had plenty of other lines. To paraphrase independent wrestler Afroman/Grizzled Youth
    "When I used to hear Booker T I thought five time champion, bookend, spinaroonie, scissor kick. But thanks to youtube..."
  • Pet the Dog: One of his first actions as the new Smackdown GM was to give Teddy Long (the longtime former GM who lost his job thanks to John Laurinaitis and had spent the last several months being humiliated by Laurinaitis and Eve) a position as his senior advisor.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Booker T on commentary is either this or just bad. Either way, there is no way to honestly say he's a good commentator, but can be entertaining.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: This is the guy Linda McMahon herself personally walked up to backstage at his first WWF show, smiling, to tell him face to face "after all these years, we finally have you". And he loses the blowoff in a feud (which the babyfaces hardly ever loses). He never completely came back from that. People view HHH as a mellower version of Vince, but some of his decisions should frighten you.
  • Win the Crowd: Like Rey Mysterio Jr., Booker had a lot going against him going into the WWE since he was not a "WWF born Wrestler." He finally got his Main Event push in 2006.
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