On the latest episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T advises the Revival to re-sign with WWE. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder had reportedly been offered a $700,000 a year contract, an amount that the master of the spinaroonie says is more important than the legacies they leave behind in wrestling.
They turned down 700 thousand apiece, that's a lot of money man," Booker T said. "If I can give them any advice, I'd say take the money. If they came to me and said 'Hey Book, we're going to give you a million dollars a year, you ain't going to win no titles, we'll give you TV time, we'll give you a 15 year contract,' I'm gonna shut the hell up.
The former five-time champion would later add that he would have accepted the offer even if WWE had nothing for him.
I don't give a damn about no titles man," Booker T said. "The legacy and all of that is okay, but if I had the choice of just getting the money and not working, I'm taking the money and I'm not going to care about the legacy. I'm going to take that 15 million and I'm going to parlay that into hopefully 45 to 50 million. The legacy is going to be bigger than the wrestling business, I think that's what at the end of the day, for me, it was about getting paid. Parlaying pro wrestling into what I am doing right now.
He elaborates further.
I've had a great time wrestling, it's been great, but honestly, if they would've said 'Hey man, you can take the money and work sporadically or just take the money and stay at home', you would've never seen me again. I'm not saying I don't love the business because I do love the business. I love watching these young guys go out and live their dream, I loved living my dream as well. If they would've gave me the money, a million dollars a year, I could've taken all those trips [flying to cities to wrestle] anyway and gotten a chance to enjoy them.
Rumors had circulated for a while that Booker T would reunite with his Harlem Heat brother Stevie Ray to face the Revival at a future event, although that was never confirmed. Meanwhile, the Revival are former two-time Raw tag team champions and one-time SmackDown tag champs. Since last year's WrestleMania they briefly aligned with Randy Orton before moving to SmackDown and working the lower-to-midcard. Check out Booker's full comments in the video above.
(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)