Booker T's best run in WWE came as King Booker after winning the 2006 King of the Ring. Booker went on to win the World Heavyweight Title that year, holding the belt for 126 days.
The King of the Ring has been used sporadically over the years with King Corbin serving as the man currently reigning on the throne after winning the 2019 King of the Ring. But if it were up to Booker T, he would scrap the tournament.
"I do think the King of the Ring tournament should perhaps be put in the archives. It had a great run for so many years. It did a lot for a lot of guys. King Booker, it worked out for me because I was relentless in making it work out. I was not going to end my career, one last memory, of Booker T in a crown and a robe and acting stupid. I didn't want to leave that impression on people. I went out of my way to make King Booker something fans would want. It took a lot of creativity to find that. A lot of guys, not saying they aren't great wrestlers, but it's hard to find that kind of creativity. King Booker's entrance was longer than a lot of matches nowadays. I give myself a lot of credit for leaving that memory to where, when you think about King of the Ring, you think of King Booker first. That's the memory I want to leave. It could have easily gone the other way. That's why I think King of the Ring should be put in the archives and saved for a special occasion when that special talent comes along that should be put in that role," said Booker on his Hall of Fame podcast.
Corbin has leaned into the king gimmick, changing his name from Baron Corbin to King Corbin, carrying a scepter, and recently putting a king's ransom on Matt Riddle.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Booker gave his thoughts on intergender wrestling. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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