A few months ago WWE made a big change to the commentary team on Monday Night Raw when Jonathan Coachman returned and replaced Booker T.
Since then Booker T has filled in for Coach a few times, but the WWE Hall of Famer’s work is sometimes criticized by fans.
Booker T recently addressed the criticism while talking on the Pancakes and Powerslams podcast, and he said that he’s just trying to play a character and do what’s needed.
“As you notice, I can talk just like I’m talking to you right now on television if I wanted to, but that’s not the role I choose to play on television, because that’s not the real Booker T that the people know on television,” Booker said. “The intelligent speaking, the guy who is trying to use the right pronunciations for every word that he says. You know, I don’t think that would be real for me to actually go out there and do. So, for me to play my character, but know my role, and know that it’s not about me, it’s about those performers. I think that’s the most important thing, I think that’s what I brought to the table more than anything, and I think that is something that’s needed. So, you’ll be seeing me periodically still, bouncing back and forth between my duties on Monday Night Raw. I’m not gone indefinitely or anything like that.”
Booker went on to say that as he’s doing commentary he tries to look at the match from the perspective of an analyst.
“I like being a part-timer. I like having my time sporadically like it is now, because I can look it from a totally different perspective, not just about the stats that the guys have had over the past month or two months, but I can look at it from more of an analyst perspective as far as what these guys need to do to get to the next level. What this guy needs to do if he actually wins the match to set himself up for a big title match. What it’s gonna feel like inside to actually get ready for that first big title match. I can talk from that perspective without actually talking about what’s going on in the match that night. It’s actually pretty cool.”
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