Recent episode of the Heated Conversations: Hosted By Booker T podcast show had Booker discuss Sunday’s Universal Championship versus WWE Championship match between Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles along with his thoughts on Jinder Mahal and his recent WWE title reign.
On the topic of Sunday’s champion versus champion match, Booker T revealed he actually does not like the matchup due to being more interested in the original plan of Brock Lesnar versus Jinder Mahal. Booker T stated the main reason he is not as interested for the Lesnar versus Styles match is due to him feeling Lesnar has too much of an advantage in terms of strength and skills to make it a balanced matchup.
“Me personally, I’ve been looking forward to the Jinder Mahal versus Brock Lesnar match.”
““As far as AJ Styles [vs.] Brock Lesnar; I don’t like that matchup. I don’t like that matchup. You know, Brock Lesnar is a beast. We know AJ Styles, they don’t call him the Phenomenal One for nothing… the guy is actually that good. But to step up to Brock Lesnar’s level, it’s almost like a middleweight going up against a heavyweight. A heavyweight that can move like a middleweight. So, that’s why I don’t like the balance of that one right there.””
While others were not fond or very critical of Jinder Mahal’s WWE championship reign, Booker T stated he actually enjoyed it and compared his reign to The Iron Sheik and Sergeant Slaughter in terms of similarities with classic WWE heel champions.
“I think Jinder Mahal has had a great run. I think Jinder Mahal has brought legitimacy to the championship. I think with Jinder Mahal as champion, people look at the WWE Championship now as, you know, we gotta get the title off this guy. It’s almost like that Iron Sheik when he had it back in the day, and Hogan had to get it off of him. Drop the big leg drop, bring America the title back home. I like this dynamic. It’s almost like when Sgt. Slaughter had his heel run. People hated him. I love it. This is professional wrestling, what he’s doing… Jinder Mahal has done a great job, and I think he’s been a great champion.”