In a recent episode of his Hall Of Fame podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T discussed several topics, including Zilla Fatu (the son of Umaga) returning to his Reality of Wrestling promotion after Fatu announced that both sides had reconciled.

“He’s back, when Zilla was working with me and then left Reality of Wrestling, it’s almost like sometimes, you know with young people these days, you’ve got to let them see what things are like on their own, you’ve got to let them go out there and fly their wings and then they see how it is. For me, I’m like a Dad, you’ve always got your room over here son, and I left it just like when you left. Most of the time, that’s the way I do things, I’m like a Dad at Reality of Wrestling, I’m like a mentor, I’m like a leader, I’m a general, I’m everything in one, but I’m not one to say I’m never going to say never, or anything like that.

I’m always going to be forgiving, especially when I’m working with somebody young, especially when I’m working with somebody that has gone through it like I did. He lost his Dad early, I lost my Dad when I was 10 months old, I lost my Mom when I was 14, so I know what it’s like to be rebellious, but I need that out of Zilla, it’s almost like two alphas meeting, and we know what we’ve got to do at the end of the day. Now, it’s time to go out there and take the world by storm and show the world what Zilla Fatu could really be, go out there and make Umaga proud, proud as he ever can be, make his Mom even more happy and get her that bit house that she deserves, that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.

Not only do I want that for Zilla, I want that for all of my students, all of my guys under me, I’m going to be guiding them to that direction, and that direction is hopefully one day, you could do the same thing that I did, you know, take this world by storm and go around the world and see it at somebody else’s expense, but understand what it’s about at the same time, because it goes boom quick, and it can even go even quicker if you step on one of those landmines. For me with Zilla, it’s about obstacles, how do we figure out a way over, around, under, sometimes we’ve got to go straight through those obstacles, but right now, it’s time to go to work.”

The full interview is available at this link.