WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently discussed a backstage fight between Booker T and Batista that took place some years ago. Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show Podcast, the Olympic Gold Medallist recalled the situation from way back when.
‘I was there after the fight ended,’ Kurt Angle began. ‘I heard what occurred, Batista got there for a commercial shoot, I think it was for SummerSlam, and someone approached him and Batista said ’˜Hey, when are you coming over to SmackDown because I have nobody to work with.’”
“Booker took that as wait a minute, I’m on SmackDown? There’s a lot of people to work with. I think Batista was just saying, because there were a lot of injuries going on and it was getting a little bare at the top and he was just trying to tell the person I’d love you to come over and work a program with you.”
Kurt Angle on Batista and Booker T
‘I don’t think it was anything personal against Booker T or anyone else on SmackDown” Angle continued. “Batista said it and Booker confronted him and now the situation got hotter. Now Booker confronts Batista, makes Batista look like an idiot, Batista confronts Booker and now they end in a fight competition.”
“The fight occurred, I got there afterward, I saw Booker T had a black eye and Batista was a little banged up and I just thought it was a big misunderstanding” Angle concluded. “I know they apologized afterward and made up and did whatever they had to do to move on, they just misunderstood each other about the whole situation. It was a shame, it didn’t have to happen.’
credit to WrestlingINC for the transcription
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