WWE has a history of Superstars who didn’t get along. It seems that there was real heat between Booker T and Ahmed Johnson back in the day, and things haven’t simmered.

On the recent Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T discusses his past conflicts with Ahmed Johnson. The two did not get along, and the two-time WWE Hall of Famer had a lot to say about Johnson in the process. Needless to say, things are not okay between the two right now.

While ripping into Ahmed Johnson, Booker T even called out Johnson’s real name, Tony Norris, while making a point that WWE owns the Ahmed Johnson name. Of course, Booker T is able to say that he has his own name and owns it as well.

The conversation then went into telling one story about a “kerfluffle” he had with Ahmed Johnson. The whole time Booker T kept a rather intense demeanor about it.


“Ahmed Johnson, you know, he’s made a lot of claims and I just want to clear them up. He said, you know, when he came into WCW, my brother and I, you know, were having problems was the reason why my brother got him to come in. My brother got him in to help him make some money. That was it.”

“I saw Ahmed Johnson about two months ago at the airport. I was on my way to Florida. I walked up and we made eye contact. He looked at me and he smiled. I turned left and I went to the counter and I proceeded to get on the plane. I didn’t even speak to him. I didn’t even acknowledge him because he’s a lying, a notorious lying, lowdown, piece of you know what, and that’s the reason I didn’t even acknowledge him.”

“If Ahmed Jonson is doing conventions and stuff now, if he wants to say something to me about this, because I’m sure he’s gonna hear about it, I’m not gonna ever acknowledge him because like I said, he’s a lying, lowdown, scum. I’ll never acknowledge him, but if he ever acknowledged me, I would definitely proceed. I just wanted to put that out there.”

“Like I said, he’s a notorious liar. He said he played for the Dallas Cowboys. He said he was in a game. If you played for the Dallas Cowboys, anybody from ’85 to ’95, go look on any scroll, and I’m not gonna even call him Ahmed Johnson anymore because that’s not his name. His name is Tony Norris. That’s what his name is. WWE owns Ahmed Johnson, okay. He’s not Ahmed Johnson. He’s Tony Norris. Like I said, if I ever see him, you know, we’ll deal if he wants to say something to me, but for me, for my part, I’m never going to acknowledge someone like him because I know what kind of person I am and to hear someone like him disparage me.”

“Let me go back one more time. You say that we didn’t get along in the wrestling school that we went to. We both went to Ivan Putski’s wrestling school. I remember one day I did have a kerfluffle with Ahmed Johnson at the wrestling school because we were doing practice. I was doing hip tosses, arm drags, victory rolls, stuff like that, and he wanted to practice power bombs. I said, ‘I don’t practice power bombs’, and he got hot about it.”

He got a little bit hot about it. I think I checked him that day and told him, ‘Hey man. You got a problem with me, I’ll be outside waiting’, and my brother can attest to this. He pretty much said, you know, ‘We’ll squash it’, whatnot, whatnot, but I never had a problem with Ahmed Johnson. I never disliked Ahmed Johnson, and me personally, I don’t even know where he’s getting half the stuff that he’s saying, but then again, I do because he’s a notorious, lowdown, piece of you know what.”

Ryback might not be the only former WWE Superstar that Booker T wants to stay away from at conventions, because things don’t seem any better between Ahmed Johnson and Booker T.

Ahmed Johnson has a lot to say, and Booker T also has a platform to proclaim his narrative, one much larger than Johnson has. Only time will tell if they let the past be the past, but there is no water under the bridge at this juncture.

What’s your take on these former WWE Superstars’ beef? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Felix Upton

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