On February 4, Booker T's Reality of Wrestling announced they would be working with NXT to bring in Ivy Nile for their February 11 event.
Nile will face Promise Braxton at the February 11 Reality of Wrestling show.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T discussed the relationship from the Reality of Wrestling side.
"For me, to work with the next generation and future talent at WWE as well in Ivy Nile, that's my passion. That's when I do my best work, working with young people and trying to guide them on this journey that I love so much. I'm still living my best life right now, totally content where I am. For me, to see something like this come together, it's so awesome. I appreciate Shawn Michaels and WWE for giving me this opportunity to let one of my young talent in Reality of Wrestling shine. I hope to see her in WWE one day. Reality of Wrestling, we're not like a lot of independent companies. Our goal is to get these guys to the next level, and that's to a point where they're making some money in their pocket, they're getting a plane ticket and traveling around the world and seeing it all," said Booker.
Booker continued, addressing reports that Reality of Wrestling had entered into a partnership with NXT.
"Immediately, we posted that Ivy Nile would be coming to Reality of Wrestling and we were going to give the independent wrestling world a match they can't see anywhere else. Immediately after we post that, quotes popped up on the internet, 'Reality of Wrestling is partnering with WWE.' If you get those from someone in WWE, fine, but if you see an advertisement of someone being at a show and you formulate your own thought and create your own story, that's when embellishment becomes something totally different. That's when embellishment becomes blatant lying. No one called me and got that from me. I want to put it on record, I asked a favor for a NXT talent, someone who is one of my favorites, Ivy Nile, to be able to come to Reality of Wrestling and get in the ring with someone who I think may have next-level potential. I was granted that wish, and I appreciate that," he said.
It was later clarified by Shawn Michaels that Nile working Reality of Wrestling was a "one-off" and that he hadn't heard of NXT wrestlers being able to work for other independent promotions.
Booker currently serves as an announcer on NXT and has helped train the likes of Roxanne Perez.
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