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"To not show respect," Booker T replied. "One of the lost arts of this business is respect. That's truly one of the things that made this business what it is today. Respect is Number One for me. I came up in a company the South, and I was one of the few black guys on the roster. I had to earn respect from guys like Ric Flair. It didn't come overnight. But I will never forget the night Ric Flair came right up to me and said, 'Kid, I'm passing the torch to you.' For Ric Flair to talk about passing the torch — well, that meant I had gained his respect after all those years.
Booker T also discussed if the current crop of talent has a harder time with so few veterans in the locker room, you can check out more at this link.
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