Booker T Calls AEW An Alternative To WWE; Says TNA Paid Him $10,000 For A Never Used Commercial

Booker takes fans behind the scenes at Ric Flair's surprise party in Atlanta.

On the latest episode of his Heated Conversations podcast, Booker T discussed hanging out with celebrities and wrestling royalty at Ric Flair's surprise party over the weekend. Among the guest list were Charles Barkley, Triple H, Evander Holyfield, and Chris Jericho. While recapping the party, Booker revealed he had conversations with Jericho pertaining to AEW.

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"It's great to have an alternative. It's not a competition, it's an alternative. I don't think it's about competing. Chris Jericho and Triple H are at the party. We're all sitting there and talking together. There is no heat or animosity or anything," recalled Booker. "I really think there's enough room to go around. That's what Chris was talking about, from a backstage perspective, really trying to push this thing to a dimension that we haven't seen in the wrestling business, perhaps ever."

Booker continued, saying Jericho brought up his past comments about AEW and relating the company to TNA. Booker said on a previous podcast that, when he sees the names Christopher Daniels and Kazarian, he thinks TNA and he doesn't want AEW to fall into the same trap TNA did when it comes to using wrestlers from the past. 

Booker stated, "We talked about how TNA had so much momentum back in the day....we actually had...I wouldn't call it a conflict. But he thought, TNA, the reason they didn't stick around is because they didn't have the money to advertise the way they have now with AEW. I think TNA did have the resources, I just think they had the wrong people in place to delegate those duties. I got paid $10,000 for a commercial they never used. They had the money."

You can listen to Booker's entire recap in the video above.

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