Instead, he lauded the heroics of stars who have notably graced the WrestleMania industry, including Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena and Triple H as the rightful candidates for his personal WWE Mount Rushmore.
It’s a very modern pick from Booker T, who, despite his years in the industry, has chosen to ignore names from further back. Surely you can’t leave off all of ‘Taker, HBK, Flair and Hogan?!
Well, you can if you are Booker T!
The wrestling legend made his feelings and opinions known in a recent Q&A session on his Hall of Fame Podcast, as per ewrestlingnews, where he selected the above named Superstars as his personal picks for this monumental feat.
Booker T’s Mount Rushmore
He said: “I’m not one of these Rushmore-like type guys, but as far as WWE Mount Rushmore, it would definitely be Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena and, probably, Triple H.”
In a continued conversation, Booker T went further, detailing the massive exploits of his WWE Mount Rushmore contenders, eulogising them as people who performed “magic” and extraordinary things during their time with WWE.
“Those guys, man, they did some extraordinary stuff. I got a chance to watch it from afar when I was at WCW, and I watched those guys create their magic. And I was in awe of what they were doing, and I wanted to be a part of it so bad. But I was happy at WCW making my money and not having to work in the cold cities. But I tell you, those guys, I’m serious, man, they did some amazing stuff back then and I had a hell of a time watching it.”
Booker T’s illustrious career
Booker T himself is a six-time world champion, winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship five times and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship once throughout his professional wrestling career.
However, it is quite weird that the 57-year-old wrestler, who had an illustrious spell in the field of wrestling, has threaded the unusual part, leaving out notable stars like The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels when naming his WWE Mount Rushmore.
Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, though, and who are we to question Booker T’s picks?