Booker T spoke out about the momentum WWE is gaining from Wrestlemania 38. He is hopeful that the company can sustain it, and Cody Rhodes could be a catalyst to change. This is not the first time he praised Cody Rhodes. he said:
“I just hope it is something we can sustain going forward. I really think that somebody we are going to be talking about later on in the show is going to spark that change. That person is Cody Rhodes. I just believe the company may be going in a different direction, just because of the format that I saw on this show.”
Two-time Hall Of Famer enjoyed the film production “Rhodes’ return to WWE“. It made him feel like a star from the moment he climbed up in Texas this past weekend. Booker T said:
“I liked the intro too, the slow rise, that was really, really cool. The cinematic production felt big, it felt like a superstar was walking out of the curtain. I think that’s the difference with Cody Rhodes now, being back in the WWE.
Walking out of that curtain, and making that walk down that aisle, I am sure he felt like a superstar. I am sure he felt like this was something very, very special, something he hadn’t been a part of in quite some time.
Booker T also appreciated the match between Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. Booker T said that it was the essence of wrestling, with the men moving back and forth all throughout. He said it wasn’t a problem with AEW‘s style and that they were just simulating WrestleMania. He claimed:
It reminded me of what wrestling is, it really did. I am trying not to take anything away from anybody out there. I am just going to say AEW, I am not saying anything negative about AEW. Because I feel talent like The Young Bucks, Hangman Page, and guys like that have brought a different style to wrestling, the Kenny Omegas.
It’s different, it’s a different style of wrestling that they are trying to get people to buy into. I get it, I understand that. But when I saw Cody and Seth go out and do it, it was nothing but two guys going out there simulating life. But still not forgetting that it’s professional wrestling, such as the seriousness of the match, everything going back and forth.
Rhodes made a tribute to his father during the match by hitting the Bionic Elbow. It popped the crowd. Booker T said that you could feel the stadium during this moment.
Then the flip-flop, and fly, the elbow. Which was literally nothing, but it brought the nostalgia of Dusty Rhodes into the arena. And the arena felt it immediately. Those little biddy things right there, along with everything else that those guys did, meant everything. I went, ‘wow,’ I swear, I went, ‘wow.’ It was truly what wrestling has always been to me, two guys going out there and giving fans that ultimate thrill ride.