Booker T On Who He Considers To Be The Best Ever At Cutting Promos

During his Hall Of Fame Podcast, Booker T named The Rock as the best person ever on the mic. Here’s what he had to say:

There have been so many great promos. The Rock was the best promo guy that ever did it because he really knew how to capture the moment and when I say to capture the moment I mean he talked about the local area where we were, the stadium, where he went to eat, he took you on a story.

When you do it like that you’re just standing in awe, man.

There will never be any better. Guys like The Rock were good at what they did, I don’t think there will ever be any better because those guys they ad-libbed a lot of stuff, but also back then we had a great writer by the name of Brian Gerwitz that worked with us and I tell you he was such a different dude, you watched him on the outside looking in and you would think get this guy out of here.

But then, he was the smartest guy in the room. He had so many ideas in his head and I don’t know where it came from but that guy worked with The Rock and myself so many times as King Booker and he really made that character come to life. He made it special.

I couldn’t have done king Booker without Gerwitz coaching me, writing for me and showing me the routes to take with that character each and every night. He would come to me with some stuff and it would sound so stupid and I would go and deliver it – every time I would change it a little bit – which he gave me the liberty to do. But he really put me in the light to shine at the highest level. I’m sure The Rock felt this as well.

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Credit: Hall Of Fame Podcast. H/T WrestlingInc.


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