WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has responded to the internet’s criticism of the duration of Queen’s Crown‘s matches. Many on social media pointed out that the inaugural tournament does not have lengthy matches despite its importance and given the rich history of the King of the Ring tournament.

Speaking on the “Hall of Fame” podcast, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion elaborated on the tournament’s concept. He also recalled the time he was crowned King of the Ring.

“People may not remember, I think I had two matches and I won the King of the Ring tournament. The King of the Ring tournament is not about the tournament. It’s about crowning a King.

“That’s why I said, this King of the Ring tournament is definitely going to be a tournament where the winners are going to have to figure it out as to what their reign as King or Queen really is.”

Booker said that he went through the same process and ended up creating some great memories after winning the tournament. He also put emphasis on accepting the responsibility and making the most out of the opportunity.

“For me, I was in the same position. I was in that same boat. I was able to create the King of the Ring memories as far as me wearing the crown. That’s something that people can say, ‘Man, that’s pretty dope. That was pretty awesome. Man I liked it. Man I hated it.’ It was one of those types of deals. This tournament can really seal your career in a way to where you may not want it. You have to be willing to really accept this role, embrace it, and run with it.”

Booker T won King of the Ring tournament in 2006. The victory resulted in the birth of the “King Booker” moniker. As King Booker, he won the heavyweight title from Rey Mysterio at the “Great American Bash” PPV. Check out Booker T’s crowning as the King of the Ring after the finals which took place at WWE “Judgment Day” PPV:

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