Booker T Says WWE Exclusion Room Wasn’t Safe At First: “I Didn’t Want To Be In That Match”

On a recent episode of the “The Hall Of Fame” podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T said he didn’t like being in the 2002 Elimination Room because it wasn’t securely designed with the pads it is today:

“I didn’t want to be in that game,” Booker said. “I know someone will get hurt. You can literally slide down, strain and elbow and be sidelined for 6 months. That’s how much steel is around that fireplace. Is crazy. It’s like a monstrosity. There’s no way you can go into that thing and not get hurt. “

Booker continued, “People didn’t really realize how serious that night’s fight was because there was no way to go out there and not be a stuntman. You just need to take it. You will be sore the next morning. It’s so scrary. That’s why you never see me in all those games because I never really campaigned to be in those games. Of course, these people today think they can go out and do the same moves in the Elimination Chamber. No way. You have seen my face. My face was scared as if I didn’t want to do this.”

Booker says that WWE has made changes to the Room’s design, and while it’s not a cakewalk, it’s not as dangerous as the first design.

“It was a really nice room today,” says Booker. You’ll still go out there and it won’t be a walk on the cake, but I don’t think there are many ways to get hurt. “

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