Booker T announced he is launching the Sherri Martel Classic in his Reality of Wrestling promotion.
Speaking in an interview on the Battleground Podcast the WWE Hall of Famer revealed he wants to honour the wrestling legend.
“Sherri was definitely well before her time as far as females in professional wrestling, being able to go out there and do it the way she did. She would throw caution to the wind. She was really, really great at psychology as well. She was a real worker. I know for myself, I always put her on a pedestal, on a mantle so high just because she was Harlem Heat’s, what I call, legitimize.
“I don’t think we would have been what we were and who we were without Sister Sherri being right there. So many times we tore it up, burned it up, and left it in chaos. People would want to kill us. There were so many great times. She would definitely be proud of the groundwork that she put down as far as what we’re seeing right now with the ladies going out there doing it the way they are. I’m definitely going to create a ‘Sherri Martel Classic’ with Reality of Wrestling sometime very, very soon, so be on the lookout for that.”
“She was the best, but Sherri had her issues. She had her demons. That’s what we talk to young people about today as far as it’s out there. You got to be real. That’s why I put my story out there, ‘From Prison to Promise.’ I don’t want anybody to think I’m perfect. I don’t want anybody to think that they can’t make mistakes and then overcome those mistakes and become great. They got to know it. They got to know the truth. That’s what Sherri was all about. I was there with her all the way ‘till the end. She was definitely truly one of the great managers of all time, if not, the greatest manager in the history of the business”
Sherri Martel was a trailblazer in women’s wrestling and widely regarded as one of the best managers in wrestling history.
During her career, she managed a who’s who of wrestling legends such as Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Ric Flair and Harlem Heat.
She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.
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