Booker T spoke with Vaughn Johnson of about overcoming adversity to transcend racial lines and become one of the all time greats in the business.

“Throughout my whole time in wrestling on the road, going out and being around some of the whitest people in the world I’ve never had any problems with anybody,” Booker said. “It was never black or white. Booker T was just a wrestler. I did that by design.”

“When people see me come out of that curtain, it’s never been a black guy. It’s just been Booker T and I’ve always tried to make it that way.”

You can check out the full interview in it’s entirely here.