Booker T has taken shots at current SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks on several occasions. During the kickoff show at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020, Booker T said that he doesn’t like Sasha Banks. Since then, the WWE Universe has been criticizing him for his comments.
He explained the situation in his Hall of Fame podcast:
“Look man, I don’t care what people think and what they say about me. That’s my opinion if I like someone or I don’t like them. What if I say I don’t like Sami Zayn? Are they going to blow up the internet? What if I say I don’t like Bayley? Are they going to blow up the internet? What if I say I don’t like you? Are they going to blow up the internet? I mean guys, relax more than anything.”
The WWE Hall of Famer also made it clear that he doesn’t hate Sasha Banks but something about her doesn’t seem right to him, which is why he doesn’t like her.
Sasha Banks and I is something that her and I have to hash out. This is between us. It’s not between anybody else except Sasha Banks and myself. She said she is a 5-time champ. Great. She is a grand slam champ as well. I give her props. I gave her a test on Talking Smack and she passed. I asked her ‘Where does she think she ranks as far as females of all time?’ She gave the right answer. She said she is #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 of all time. I could appreciate that. But Sasha Banks, she rubs me the wrong way a little bit, It could be her attitude.”
“The thing is, I’m sure you people out there who perhaps made those comments, I’m sure someone that you’ve met rubs you the wrong way and perhaps is not your favorite person. I did not say I hate her. I said I did not like Sasha. That could mean a lot of things. My thing is this. Sasha Banks and I, that’s between us. Stay in your lane and trust me, you will do a whole lot better for yourself. You don’t want to cross in my lane.”