– WWE.com has posted some excerpts from a recent Q&A with Booker T in the latest issue of WWE Magazine. During the Q&A, Booker T discussed the biggest mistake that a newcomer can commit.

“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.

– WWE returns to the Civic Center in Anderson, South Carolina on December 2nd, 2012 at 5 PM. Click here for more information about upcoming shows.

Devin Cutting contributed to this article.