Booker T forced to reply after Raw comments

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Booker T is one of the most decorated commentators in WWE and sometimes, much like JBL, he says some offensive things in the heat of the moment.

It seems Monday night was one of those nights, and the former King of the Ring winner has been forced to apologize. 

The Hall of Famer was calling the match between newcomer Neville and Luke Harper in the opening round of the King of the Ring Tournament, when he and JBL began a conversation about Neville's high flying antics and his ability to "defy gravity."

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JBL commented that Neville could become the first ever high flying King of the Ring winner because Owen Hart was a high flyer, but not like Neville. Booker then responded that Owen Hart "didn't defy gravity."

This was thought to have just been an innocent comment made by the former World Champion, but given the way that Owen died, and even though it was 16 years ago, the wounds still feel fresh and Booker was given a lot of heat on social media because of this comment. 

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He then released the following tweet this morning: "I would never say anything to disrespect the legacy of Owen Hart. If I did offend anyone, I apologize."

It seems this is all that was needed to rectify the situation and hopefully Booker won't be facing any heat from WWE for the comments. 

It just goes to show that the commentators and WWE as a whole need to be a little more careful about what is said whether in the ring, on commentary or in the heat of the moment because offence can be caused without anyone realizing. 

Last night WWE did see the return of the King of the Ring tournament - Booker became King Booker by winning it back in the day - and this saw some of the best matches on the card as Dean Ambrose squared off against Sheamus, R-Truth faced Stardust, Dolph Ziggler was up against Bad News Barrett and Neville faced Luke Harper. 

The winners of these matches will now advance to the quarter finals as they all fight it out to become the 2015 King of the Ring winner. The quarter finals and semi finals will take place over the next few weeks and could potentially see the winner crowned at the Payback pay-per-view which is in just over two weeks time. 

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