Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently took to his "Hall Of Fame" podcast, where he spoke about a variety of topics such as how he has been training and working out, but he is still waiting for his invitation to compete in the 2023 Men's Royal Rumble Match.
Booker T said:
“I’ve been working out, I’ve been training. I’m still waiting for my invitation for the Rumble coming up. Still waiting on my invitation, but I’ve been training. You see the pictures I posted after that last match? I’ve been in the gym, I’ve been training. I’ve been underground. When you go underground training, Brad, you have no idea what that is all about. Trust me, you have no idea. This CrossFit and all that stuff don’t compare at all to going deep, deep, deep, underground, and that’s where I’ve been, man. I’ve been in the trenches [laughs], so I’ve been waiting on something to come in the mail.”
Booker T also spoke about how he can't just declare himself for the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match because only active members of the roster can declare for the Royal Rumble.
Booker T said:
“It’s been like this for the last few years. I’m just waiting on that invitation. People don’t understand, and I’ve seen people say, ‘Man, why don’t you just declare yourself in the Rumble?’ Let me give you guys the rules of the rumble. You can only declare if you’re an active member on the roster. You can’t be a retired alumni and declare yourself. They have to actually send you an invitation, and with that invitation, it’s a little something else to go with it. We ain’t gotta talk about that, but yeah, I’m waiting on both of them.”
You can check out WWE Hall of Famer Booker T's full comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.