Booker T Recalls The Undertaker Giving Him The Rub By Inviting Him To The TV Locker Room

Coming from WCW to WWE during the Invasion angle, Booker T was already looked at as an outsider by many in the WWE locker room. Though Booker was arguably the biggest star to come over following the purchase, he had to re-earn his stripes in the new promotion.

And it was The Undertaker who first made him feel welcome in the locker room.

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"Literally, the guy who gave me the rub," Booker said about The Undertaker on his Hall of Fame podcast. "I was dressing in the locker room with the boys -- I always say, you've got to make it in the locker room before you have a chance to make it in the ring -- I ran across Undertaker in the hallway and he said, 'why don't you come over here and dress with us.' 'In the TV locker room?' From that day on, I dressed in the TV locker room, which is the upper-echelon guys. When I got invited into the TV locker room by the Undertaker, I was like, 'I'm moving up.' I remember my first WrestleMania, I'm getting ready to go through the curtain, and Undertaker is sitting at Gorilla with Vince [McMahon]. He says, 'Hey man, just take it all in.' He didn't have to do that. I went out and I was so glad he told me that because I had tunnel vision."

Booker's first WrestleMania appearance came against Edge at WrestleMania 18.

Booker went on to say that he recently played golf with Undertaker and though Taker did well on the first hole, his game wasn't so good after that.

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