WWE Hall of Famer claims Baron Corbin is a better King of the Ring than Stone Cold was. Corbin was the last man to win the tournament.
The King of the Ring was once held in the same regard as the Big four; Wrestlemania, Survivor Series, SummerSlam and Royal Rumble. From the 2000’s however, the tournament lost some prestige. In fact, it has only been held twice in the last decade.
The last winner of the tournament was Baron Corbin back in 2019. Like his predecessors, he took on the King moniker and the persona as well. He’s taken on the gimmick for more than a year now. The verdict is out there on how he’s been as a King but according to one man, he’s been the best.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T claims Baron Corbin is a better King of the Ring than Stone Cold was
While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T was asked who he thought was the best King of the Ring in the promotion’s history. A King of the Ring winner himself, he claimed that Corbin was even better than himself and Stone Cold Steve Austin!
“You know, I’m just keeping it real, outside of myself – King Booker was the most majestic king that has worn the crown, whoever adorned the robe, the royal sceptre, as well as the insignia… there was only one king that I can really think about as far as, you know, stepping up and honestly is King Corbin,” Booker T said.
“No, I’m serious. I appreciate all the Kings that have come along, but Corbin has really taken the role just like I did, he’s believed in the role to create, you know, for me, my own world, the SmackDown world, the SmackDown kingdom.
“This is something that Corbin has trying to recreate, so I give Corbin… a lot of the guys that wore the robe – they just wore the robe, they just wore the crown.
“You know I’ve talked to Steve Austin about it and the best kings about it. You know, they got Steve Austin at No. 1 (best King of the Ring poll) and I go, ‘how does this happen?’ That’s what the polls say. Fake polls. I would give King Corbin the rub.”
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