WWE Hall of Famer Booker T is a well-known veteran in the pro wrestling world, as he made a name for himself in WCW before making his way to WWE. One of the most controversial aspects of his career in WWE featured his WrestleMania XIX storyline with Triple H.
Many called out the storyline for having racist undertones. In fact, the storyline was completely removed from WWE and A&E’s Biography series featuring Booker T.
While speaking to AdFreeShows, former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz said that he genuinely wanted Triple H to lose as it was a logical decision from a storyline standpoint.
“I would say, and I’m certainly not the only one that has been advocating for this, but I was a big proponent; I really wanted to see Booker T beat Triple H at WrestleMania 19.
You know that angle, in and of itself, there are a lot of things to dissect and talk about when it comes to that angle,” added Gewirtz. “But as far as the result is concerned, I really wanted to see Booker win, partially from working with him so closely. Secondly, it seemed to be the right culmination of that angle. You’re talking about a babyface who is overcoming the odds and, you know, fighting like the big bad of WWE at the time.”
Triple H would defeat Booker T at WrestleMania XIX and retain the World Heavyweight Title, which many fans didn’t like whatsoever. Booker T would eventually win the Title under his King Booker gimmick. In the end, fans will always look back on the feud with disdain.
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