Booker T Says He Didn't Initially Want To Do A&E Biography

Booker T was the subject of the latest A&E Biography as part of a partnership between A&E and WWE.

Booker T has documented his life through two autobiographies and his own podcast, but he wasn't quite ready to put his story out there on television. It was a conversation with director George Roy that changed his opinion on wanting to do the show.

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"I turned the process down when they first approached me. I didn't want to anyone to tell the story other than myself and I didn't know if I was ready yet. I had to trust George Roy, who put it together, and I didn't know him. It's hard to trust someone you don't know. He came to me and said, 'I promise I'm going to do it right.' There was something about him that made me feel comfortable about doing it. That's how the project started," Booker T said on his Hall of Fame Podcast.

When asked how George plotted the show, Booker said, "He read the book and had a vision from reading the book on how he wanted it to play out, the areas he wanted to hit, the story he wanted to create to make the fans feel a certain way. It had a lot of high spots and kick outs. I think that's what his approach was. I didn't want it to be a car crash and I didn't want to sensationalize hanging out with ladies of the night or doing drugs, but it was something that had to be heard. For him to tell the story was class, he was the perfect guy to create the story."

Steve Austin, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper have been the subject of other A&E Biography episodes.

Elsewhere during the podcast, Booker clarified why WrestleMania 19 was not talked about on his Biography. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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