Wrestling fans are well aware about the real backstage fight between Booker T and Batista in 2006. Kurt Angle recently opened about the incident on the most recent edition of ‘The Kurt Angle Show’.
Angle arrived backstage after the fight, but he got all the details about the incident. The heated argument began when Batista was having a backstage conversation in which he mentioned that ha didn’t have anyone to work with on Smackdown.
Booker T, who was a Smackdown Superstar took offense to these comments and confronted The Animal. Angle explained that Batista wanted to work with different Superstars. But at that point, WWE struggled with a long list of injured talent.
“I was there after the fight ended, but I heard what occurred. Batista got there for a commercial shoot…someone approached him and Batista said, ‘When are you coming over to SmackDown because I have nobody to work with,’ and Booker took that as, ‘Wait a minute, I’m on SmackDown, there are a lot of people to work with.’ I think Batista was just saying because there were a lot of injuries going on, it was getting a little bare at the top, and he was just trying to tell the person I’d love for you to come over and work a program with you,” Kurt Angle said.
The misunderstanding between Batista and Booker T
There was no personal animosity between Booker T and Batista, Angle recalled. But the former WWE Champions did have a blockbuster showdown.
“I don’t think it was anything personal against Booker T or anyone else on SmackDown. So Batista said it, and Booker T confronted him. Now, the situation got hotter because now Booker confronts Batista, makes Batista look like an idiot. Batista yells back at Booker; then, they end up in a fight confrontation. So, the fight occurred,” mentioned Angle.
Angle remembered that Booker T had walked out of the showdown with a black eye. Batista too was banged up, but Angle felt that the whole incident could’ve been avoided. But the two Superstars did apologize to each other and sorted out their differences.
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