Booker T preparing for Royal Rumble return

Booker T has refused to rule out featuring in the Royal Rumble once again (©GettyImages)

WWE Hall of Fame legend Booker T has refused to rule out the possibility of featuring in the 2015 Royal Rumble match, revealing that he's been working hard in the gym just in case he gets what would be a very popular call to feature in the 30-man showdown on January 25th at the Wells Fargo Center.

Booker T's days as an active member of the WWE roster are over, but the five-time former WCW champion still has a loyal fanbase who would love to see the Spinaroonie one more time in the second biggest pay-per-view of the year.

The 49-year-old now works primarily works as an on-screen analyst alongside running his own independent wrestling company, but has conceded that he's gearing up to feature in a Rumble match that is fast approaching just in case he gets the call from WWE chiefs.

Can you dig it, sucka?

In an interview with the Miami Herald the former King of the Ring was asked about a potential comeback in the near future, replying: “I just came off the Survivor Series pre-show pose-down. It took about a month to get myself in shape for that.

"It’s been about a four-year layoff. Not a total four-year layoff, but having the twins, regrouping and going in a different direction doing the daddy thing has changed things. I’m trying to help out [my wife] Sharmell with the little ones. I feel like I’m getting back in shape. By the Rumble, I know I’m going to be looking really good. Never say, never. You just got to be prepared.”

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No interest in one more run

Booker looked in fantastic shape during the Survivor Series pre-show pose-down he reference in that interview, more than a match for WWE network colleague Alex Riley and in the kind of condition which is bound to fuel speculation that he's still capable of contributing in the ring on a semi-regular basis.

Rumble may be chance for one last hurrah

Unfortunately for fans from a slightly older generation one half of the Harlem Heat has no designs on getting back into the squared circle beyond guest slots though, preferring to focus on talent-spotting, his outside business interests and above all becoming more of a family man.

"I was thinking about retiring when I was like 30 years old. All these wrestlers talk about having one more run in them. I don’t’ think I got one more run. I don’t want one more run. I don’t want it. To do a Rumble, I can do that. One night, where I can go in and it will be over real quick. I’d be happy with that.

“I don’t want to be one of those wrestlers that wishes to put their boots on when I’m 60. I don’t want to look at any of my old outfits then. My wife wants me to keep all my old outfits. I want to sell them all. I want to put them on eBay."

One of the leading superstars from the WCW/ECW invasion angle and has made cameos at the Rumble twice before in 2011 and 2012, once even from the commentary booth, don't be at all surprised if it happens for a third time in 2015. 

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