Booker T To Miss NXT Vengeance Day, Replacement Named

2/5/2024 1:04 AM

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Booker T To Miss NXT Vengeance Day, Replacement Named

Booker T To Miss NXT Vengeance Day, Replacement Named

February 5, 2024 1:04 AM
Booker T To Miss NXT Vengeance Day, Replacement Named
WWE News

The WWE Hall of Famer will not be on the call for NXT’s first Premium Live Event of 2024.

Booker T is set to miss NXT Vengeance Day 2024.

Taking to Twitter/X, the multi-time World Champion revealed that a recent medical procedure would see him missing out on commentating the fourth-annual NXT Vengeance Day. Booker added that this would also see him absent from NXT’s weekly broadcasts for “the next couple weeks”.

Although a replacement is yet to be formally named by WWE, Fightful’s Corey Brennan noted that Wade Barrett, who currently provides colour commentary for SmackDown, is expected to replace Booker T at the announce table alongside Vic Joseph. This would mark Barrett’s first commentary gig for NXT since moving to the blue brand in late 2022, ending a two-year stint in WWE’s third brand. It is currently unknown whether Wade will also commentate on NXT TV.

Booker T On NXT Commentary: “I’m Having Fun”

Although Booker T only joined the NXT commentary team in October 2022, it wasn’t his debut behind the headset for WWE as between 2011 and 2016, Booker provided commentary for Raw, SmackDown, and WWE pay-per-views, sharing a desk with legends of the trade, such as Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler and Michael Cole. Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Booker explained the difference in commentating for the main roster versus NXT, highlighting why he can be more like himself on NXT (H/T Wrestling Inc.):

"When I was on Raw, when I was on SmackDown, everything had to be politically correct. Of course, I had, you know, something in my ear [Vince McMahon]. You know, sometimes, you couldn't be yourself. And I find myself at NXT being kind of like I am here at Reality of Wrestling. You know, I'm throwing my clipboard. I'm having fun at the same time."

Wrestlelamia wishes Booker T well in his recovery.