Booker T On Trick Williams: He Could Main Event WrestleMania Next Year

Booker T believes Trick Williams has a bright future, and he makes a bold statement.

Booker T has previously made it clear that he is a fan of Trick Williams. He is also known for getting into Trick Williams' theme song during his entrance on NXT. Carmelo Hayes took Williams out with a vicious attack at NXT Vengeance Day. On the February 6 episode of NXT, Hayes took a shot at Booker T while he explained his actions.

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Speaking on The Hall of Fame with cohost Brad Gilmore, Booker T was asked to share his thoughts on Carmelo Hayes dissing him during his promo about Trick Williams.

“That tells me a whole lot. It tells me a whole lot about ‘Melo, man. Kid got very, very thin skin. Because me personally, I didn’t do anything to ‘Melo. I thought when I would vibe as far as the ad-libs, as far as Trick Williams’ song, that was just something I was getting into. But that literally had nothing to do with Carmelo Hayes. But it seemed like it did something to him. It seemed like he took offense to it. It perhaps shook his confidence. Maybe it shook his confidence when he had so many title shots and just couldn’t get over the edge after Ilja Dragunov got that spot. Me personally, I don’t know. But I do take it personally, and I talked to the young man about it. But I have no ill will as far towards Carmelo Hayes. Do I think he’s a guy that’s gonna do a hell of a lot in this business? Oh, yes, I think he’s gonna do a hell of a lot. But Trick Williams, that kid? After what I saw at Vengeance Day, [he] showed up, showed out. How matches has Trick had on live television? How many has Carmelo had? [Brad Gilmore notes he’s had many more] Exactly my point. I’m gonna tell you, I can spot talent. I can see when somebody getting ready to get the rocket put on them and get sent straight to the moon. Look here, Trick, this kid could be main eventing WrestleMania next year. Am I gonna say that about ‘Melo? Hell no. I like this kid, he’s a good kid. But so is my next-door neighbor," Booker T said.

Booker T is typically part of the NXT commentary team, but he is currently sidelined as he recovers from a medical procedure. He recently provided an update, and his comments can be found here.

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