Booker T Reacts To Swerve Strickland Winning The AEW World Title

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Swerve Strickland won the AEW World Championship with a victory over Samoa Joe at AEW Dynasty on Sunday.

There has been a lot of reaction from fans and wrestlers from various promotions, and everyone is happy that Strickland has become the champion.

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently took to an episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including Swerve’s big title win.

“It’s awesome,” Booker said. “Swerve is a hell of a worker. He deserves it. The guy has been grinding for a long time. You can put that to rest where you don’t need to think about it anymore, like, are they going to look at me as a representative of this company? Am I world championship material? Is it gonna happen? When’s it gonna happen? With me, everybody asked the question, ‘When is a black guy gonna win the WWE Championship?’ Now he doesn’t have to think about that at all. He’s crossed that threshold. He’s the world heavyweight champion now and he’s proved he’s just as good as anybody in the world, and I believe that too. I’m not just saying that. Swerve is a damn good worker. For me, I’m proud of Swerve Strickland.”

Booker continued, “I saw him in an airport, I don’t know, about two or three months ago and we chopped it up for a minute. We talked about him being over in AEW, him talking about how happy he was in that position over there as well, and now to see him get his flowers, I’m just as happy for him myself.”

You can check out the complete podcast below:

(h/t to for the transcription)