Booker T appeared on the latest episode of the legendary Bill Apter’s ‘Is Wrestling Fixed?’ podcast to discuss his plans to run for Mayor of the city of Houston, Texas in 2019. Below is an excerpt as typed out by the WrestleZone.com website:
Everything changes. You’ve got to know when to make your move. I know I’m not going to be working with the WWE forever. That’s why I’m going to be the Mayor of the city of Houston. So I can move on to the next stage of my life.
A lot of those young folks look up to me in the city of Houston. I give hope and inspiration and try to change people’s lives for the better in the city of Houston. It’s something that I was born and bred to actually go out there and do. That’s change. From so many perspectives. We talk about homelessness here in the city. We talk about the current job opportunities here in the city as well. We talk about other economic issues like low income families. Young people need something that they can actually find. To actually find their way out. All the time it’s not going to be education. You have to be able to think like that as well. We’ve got to put these kids in safe zones where they can actually start thinking and learn without bullets flying. I’m really passionate about the city and being the Mayor in 2020 is going to be a hell of a job but it’s a job that I am prepared for.
Book is far from the first professional wrestling name to cross over into politics. Jesse Ventura was governor of the state of Minnesota and Rhyno recently ran for a House of Delegates seat out of Michigan.
Jerry Lawler ran for Mayor of Memphis, TN in 2009 but only received four percent of the votes, totaling 4,044 votes. That was good enough to finish in fifth place.