Through the “Corridor Of Fame” podcast, Booker T commented on the current names introduced for the 2021 WWE Corridor Of Fame and he talked about somebody who has seemingly been forgotten by WWE.
Booker stated that he believes that legendary referee Nick Patrick needs to be inducted. Patrick is the son of “The Murderer” Jody Hamilton and he was a referee in Georgia Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, and World Championship Wrestling from the early 80s till 2001 when WCW closed down.
He additionally labored for a number of years in WWE from 2001 till his launch in 2008 after he was sidelined with a power again harm. Patrick, together with Earl Hebner, is among the most well-known referees within the historical past of professional wrestling.
Booker T stated the next about Nick Patrick:
“We had been speaking about referees. I believe Nick Patrick needs to be within the Corridor of Fame. I believe Nick Patrick, if anyone, he was at all times my go to man. I at all times wanted Nick to referee my matches if I might get him. He was at all times a man I knew I might belief and make every part proper even after I may need been slipping a bit of bit. He might assist me some. At the least 80% of my matches in WCW, Nick Patrick was the man with the decision each time.”
Booker stated the next about Eric Bischoff being inducted this yr:
“I can’t take away something Bischoff did. I let you know, I put Bischoff over greater than anyone. In a chat, they might suppose I’m a hater in the direction of Bischoff, however Bischoff did me proper all through my entire profession. Bischoff made certain that I used to be protected. I used to be the man that regardless of who got here in, they weren’t going to bury Booker T. Eric Bischoff did that for me. I do know for a very long time, it was most likely a query mark in lots of people’s heads, ‘Ought to Booker T be The World Champion?’ He was there and he performed a job so far as that went as properly and he was at all times comfortable for me after I turned Heavyweight Champion. So, I’ve nothing however love for Eric Bischoff…On the finish of the day, Eric Bischoff needs to be in The Corridor of Fame.”
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