Booker T is a wrestler who left a big mark on the wrestling scene. During his 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T recalled his first conversation with Vince McMahon. As he entered the big stage, Booker T found himself surrounded by numerous agents, all giving him different advice.
Feeling confused and tired of the conflicting opinions, he reached a breaking point. That's when he chose to seek guidance directly from Vince McMahon.
“That’s [being himself] one of the first conversations I had with Vince McMahon when I first started the company.
I remember it vividly. I went out to the ring and I had this agent telling me this, and I had this agent telling me this, you know, I had this agent telling me not to do this, and this agent over here, he was just like, just do it.
and I went back to Vince and I said, ‘Vince, can I have a meeting with you? Can I talk to you?’ And he was like, ‘yeah.’ "-he said, as quoted by pwmania.com!
Booker T and Vince McMahon
Booker T did not want to listen to such advice anymore and asked Vince McMahon to give him his freedom.
He went so far that he was even ready to be fired if he did not satisfy. However, Vince is a man who knows how to recognize talent, so he decided to fulfill his wish.
"And I said, ‘Vince, I got this guy telling me to do this.
I got this agent telling me to do this. I got this agent telling me not to do this.’ I say, ‘Look, I know I’m going to get fired doing it that way. Is it okay if I go out and do it my way? And if I don’t get over it, just fire me.’ That was my pitch.
So I could see Stone Cold Steve Austin saying none of this other stuff. I know I’m not going to get overdoing that, so let me shoot my shot. If it doesn’t work out, get rid of me”.