Booker T Comments on The Main Event Mafia in TNA: What Was the Original Idea?

The Hall of Fame with Booker T and Brad Gilmore podcast recently featured talk about Booker’s days in TNA. Booker T spoke about The Main Event Mafia, his former faction in TNA. The group originally formed in 2008 and the core featured Booker, Kurt Angle, Sting, Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner.

Booker T talked about The MEM, including TNA’s original idea behind the gimmick

“The original concept was, you had to be a world champion to be a part of The Main Event Mafia. Myself, Big Nash, Kurt Angle, Steiner, you know, we were all world champions, Sting, of course, we were all world champions and I think that’s what made the concept really, really cool. And then for it to be called ‘Main Event Mafia,’ I mean, with the music, the Godfatheresque? Yeah!”

The two-time WWE Hall of Famer went on to say that the group is still popular with many fans, who continue to ask him about it 11 years later.

Booker T said that working with his former WCW comrades in TNA was “like being on vacation every week.” He also said that it was a lot of fun, which TNA fans at that time surely agreed with. Even though TNA has had its struggles over the years, gimmicks like The MEM are considered to be true highlights.

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Kurt Angle Picks The Match That Defined His Career, Who Is His Closest Friend In The Business, More

WWE Hall Of Famer, Kurt Angle recently spoke with his fans during his latest Facebook Q&A as he discussed various topics about his career.

On the match that defined his career:

“2003 Royal Rumble World Championship match against Benoit. Watch it. You want to learn and understand the art of pro wrestling? This is the match to watch. PERIOD.”

Who his closest friends are in the business:

“WWE: Brock, Big Show, Edge, Christian, & Rhino. TNA: James Storm, Bobby Roode, AJ, Joe, & Brian Hebner.”

On his favorite match against Sting:

“I had lots at great matches with Sting. The open arena match I had with Sting was pretty cool.”

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