Yeah, I was really pissed when this happened too, but I took a deep breath. Then I realized there are a couple options here. I know I'm a little late on the topic so they mightn't seem as relevent now but here goes:
1 Have Booker face Austin again next week in a last shot deal. Booker loses, gets big beatdown, turns into a face to help Austin fight nwo.
2 Booker brings Goldust along w/him and the comedy routine continues causing Goldust to become the new Disco.
3 As someone else said if Taker wins they will need a new top heel for Raw and I would much rather see Booker in that spot than The Big SHow. As top heel he would be against, duh, Austin.
4 The nwo says Booker lost his tryout match and we never hear of this again.
We've got a brand new dance that's called we've got to overcome.
Here's what I was waiting for. Flair gets on the mic to announce the newest nWo member and BOOM!, the posts light up with fire and Kane comes out. He's dressed a little differently since he's in the nWo now, black and white instead of black and red.....and also because it will eventually be revealed to be Kevin Nash at a later date. I thought for sure that's where they were going. They kept talking about Kevin Nash the whole show, but he was never there. It wouldn't be TOO hard to pull it off. Nash could cut his hair a little and dye it a darker color, keep his head down with the hair in the face most of the time and I think it would work. That's actually what I've been thinking would happen since Kane was injured and I think it would be interesting. Or maybe, if it would be too obvious with Kevin Nash under the mask (which now that I think about it probably would be when you compare Nash's workrate to Kane's), have it actually BE Kane until the unmasking and that one time have it be Kevin Nash, that way whenever Kane wrestles, the people won't be able to tell by the way he moves that it's really not Kane. Well, I've started rambling, but that's how *I* would've done it.
Well yeah this nWo thing is probably moving Booker towards feuding with them as a face thus HELPING his face turn but making it slower and I do like slow turns better so my original comment about anguish makes no sense but I did get line of the month so I'm sticking by it. In other words, I hate pandas.
I think... now that we are blessed with the benefit of hindsight, we can all see why Sean may felt a certain... sympathetic affinity for Cloudy which may have transcended his run-of-the-mill Bret Hart hatred.