Booker T will be returning to WWE commentary for a limited time.
Though it was announced that David Otunga would be joining the Raw announce team and swapping places with Byron Saxton as part of WWE’s roster shakeup, WWE.com noted yesterday that Otunga would be absent from the show for the next six weeks because he’s filming a movie.
The website teased the announcement of a replacement for Otunga during that period, then revealed Booker T as the choice today. He’ll be calling Raw alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves.
Booker T was last regularly on commentary towards the end of 2015 as part of SmackDown before the show moved to the USA Network in 2016. He has since been featured on WWE Network pre-show panels, most recently on the broadcast prior to WrestleMania 33.
Otunga will be playing a DEA agent as the lead character in “Katrina,” which is the working title for a film set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.