WWE legend undergoes ‘medical procedure’ as they miss major event
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 05
Booker T will be off screen for the next ‘couple weeks’ (Picture: WWE)

legend Booker T was forced to miss Sunday’s NXT Vengeance Day show for medical reasons.

The 58-year-old star had been expected to join his weekly co-star Vic Joseph at the announce table of the premium live event, but in the build-up to the show he revealed he wouldn’t be on commentary after all.

‘I will not be at #NXTVengenceDay tonight and I’ll be off TV the next couple weeks due to a medical procedure I had to have,’ he explained to fans on X.

However, insisted he’s ‘all good’ as he thanked fans for their ‘support’ while he’s off screen.

He added: ‘But – I’m all good and I’ll be back in action on @WWENXT in no time! Thank you all for your support, couldn’t do it with out the people. Shucky Ducky!’

He was replaced on the commentary team by five-time, who recently formed a new partnership with Corey Graves on SmackDown.

Wade Barrett returned to the NXT commentary desk (Picture: WWE)

Taking to X after returning to the NXT desk, he said: ‘#VengeanceDay was everything I hoped for & more. Blown away by the future of @WWE. The standard has risen again and people got themselves noticed in a big way tonight.

‘Thrilling to be back under the bright lights of #WWENXT. Simply the most fun place that exists in our entire industry and I’ll always love returning home. Unbeatable culture.

‘Even @VicJosephWWE behaved himself admirably. Thanks, jousting partner. We’ll meet again. 👊🏻’

It’s unclear who will side by Vic’s side over the next fornight.

Corey Graves has been learning from Michael Cole (Picture: WWE)

On Friday, Wade and Corey delighted fans as the new SmackDown pairing after for Monday Night Raw, and the latter admitted it was a terrifying prospect taking on play-by-play duties.

He tweeted after the show: ‘I haven’t been that nervous in years. A new role. A new mountain. A new challenge.

‘There will be bumps in the road. There is plenty of room for improvement. But, as a lifelong fan, it is an honor. I will do my best to do right by you. #SmackDown’