Brad Gilmore, who hosts a podcast with Booker T, took to Twitter and stated that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion would be doing commentary on Raw for the rest of the summer. He will presumably continue until August. He was originally supposed to be a part of the announce team for just six weeks. This was in order to allow David Otunga to shoot for a film titled ‘Katrina’.
— Brad Gilmore (@bradgilmore) May 28, 2017
Booker T’s time in WWE
Booker was an important part of the WCW roster during the Monday Night Wars. He signed with the WWE after Vince McMahon emerged victorious in the ratings war and purchased WCW. In the years that followed, he feuded with the likes of The Undertaker and Triple H, establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Moreover, he won quite a few titles along the way. In 2007, Booker left the WWE and joined TNA. After an eventful stint in the Nashville-based promotion, he returned to the WWE in 2011 as a commentator and part-time wrestler. A few years later, he became a commentator/panelist on a full-time basis.
Gilmore posted on Twitter that Booker—who had initially joined the Raw announce team for six weeks—would be doing commentary for the rest of the summer. According to NoDq.com, Otuga—who was busy shooting for a movie—will return to WWE programming as part of the Kickoff panel at Extreme Rules where he’ll be seen alongside Renee Young and Peter Rosenberg.
Booker to quit WWE in August
Booker will be entertaining fans with his energetic commentary style on Raw while Otunga will make his presence felt at Extreme Rules which takes place on June 4, 2017.
The 52-year-old is a talented commentator. His energetic commentary goes a long way in adding a new dimension to the in-ring action. This will certainly come as welcome news to the WWE Universe.