i would love to see Booker turn face... he was always one of my favorites in the waning days of WCW, except for that whole GI Bro thing... maybe a face turn would help develop into a bigger push for him. since he dropped the WCW strap to Rocky, he's kind of been flailing. personally, i'd love to see him hold onto the IC strap sometime soon...
"Are those two the gay ones you were talking about? I mean... look at those hideous pants.." - a female friend on seeing Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho on screen
Count me out. Booker sucks as a face in my opinion. The only time I really started to get tired of him was when he was in "the reason I come out here is for all you fans" mode during his first main event run in WCW (although I loved him when he came back for the last couple weeks of WCW).
On the other hand, Booker is a great heel. He is the best in the business at getting made fun of (a role Shawn Michaels played really well as a heel). His facial expressions are second to only to Regal, which is another good trait for a heel to have.
That being said, if he were to turn face it would have to be as a different character than the one he used in WCW (which he was teasing during his interview with Angle on RAW). And I do think if done right there would be a heck of a pop.
The solutions to "character is getting stale" (which Booker is) is not always a face/heel turn.
I think the Bookerman is going face in the very near future. He himself said in a WWF.com interview that he doesn't know where his character is going which would mean one of two things: 1. It's going in an unexpected direction they don't want to spoil (i.e. - a face turn) or 2. They actually don't know what to do with him (which wouldn't surprise me at all).
Either one of the above would pave the way for a Booker face turn. And did you see what he did on Monday night? He came out and defended the fans. Of course, it played off like a setup so he could actually insult them even more, but I think the real point of that was to do a little crowd test to see how they'd react to a face Booker T.
Well, with Christian turning heel (again), what's to stop a double turn at Wrestlemania? Edge goes heel and reteams with Christian (we get a good heel tag team back) and Booka T goes face. Best of both worlds!
Are you ready for Mahkan-mania to run wild all over you?
I have heard from various sites that might also be the same night Rock guest hosts. So, I expect a huge Raw rating, but if TNA can pull above a 1.2 then its a victory. I intend to flip back and forth while remembering the good old days of Monday Nights.