Booker T (wrestler)

American professional wrestler
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Booker T. Huffman Jr.[a] (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, working on their NXT brand as a commentator and also founded and owns his wrestling promotion, Reality Of Wrestling. Aside from WWE, he is also known for wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1993-2001 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2007-2009.

Booker T
Booker T in 2018
Birth nameBooker T. Huffman Jr.
Born (1965-03-01) March 1, 1965 (age 59)
Plain Dealing, Bossier, Louisiana, U.S.[1]
Spouse(s)
Children3
RelativesStevie Ray (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Black Snow[2]
Booker
Booker T[3]
GI Bro[4]
King Booker[5]
Kole[6]
Billed height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[7]
Billed weight256 lb (116 kg)[7]
Billed from110th Street in Harlem, New York
Houston, Texas[7]
Trained byIvan Putski
Scott Casey
Debut1986
RetiredJanuary 28, 2023[8]

Booker T has held many championships in his career. He most famously is a six-time world champion (five-time WCW Champion and one time WWE World Heavyweight Champion), an 18-time tag team champion (13 times teaming with his brother Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat), a six-time WCW Television Champion, a four-time United States champion, and the winner of the 2006 King of the Ring. In January 2011 he returned to WWE as a surprise entrant during the Royal Rumble. He is one of seven men to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two times.

Championships and accomplishments change

King Booker as World Heavyweight Champion, with his wife Queen Sharmell

Footnotes change

  1. See:
    • "Booker T Plays WikiFact or WikiFiction". Reality of Wrestling. July 10, 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved July 15, 2021. My name is Booker T. Huffman Jr., and the 'T' stands for nothing; it's just 'T', period ... that's been my name since birth.
    • Oliver, Greg (September 26, 2012). "The book on Booker T ends too early". Slam Wrestling. Retrieved July 15, 2021. His father died shortly after he was born, so Booker T. Huffman Jr. — 'Junior' to his family — is raised by his mother ... .
    • "WWE Hall of Famer Booker T Announces Mayoral Run". TheWrap. December 13, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2021. Booker T's full name is Booker T. Huffman Jr.
    • "WWE CEO Vince McMahon once used N-word in awkward comedy routine with wrestler Booker T". New York Daily News. July 24, 2015. Archived from the original on July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2021. ... wrestler Booker T. Huffman Jr. ... . {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  2. Booker T's fifth WCW World Heavyweight Championship reign happened in the WWF, where it was known as the WCW Championship.
  3. Booker T's eleventh WCW World Tag Team Championship reign happened in the WWF, where it was known as the WCW Tag Team Championship.

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  2. Caldwell, James (January 30, 2009). "Caldwell's AEW report 1/29: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast...on Friday afternoon". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
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  25. "Booker T's first Intercontinental Championship reign". Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2017. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
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  27. "WWE Hardcore Championship history". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  28. "King of the Ring Tournaments – PPV & TV Tournaments". prowrestlinghistory.com.
  29. Melok, Bobby (March 11, 2019). "Harlem Heat to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019". WWE. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
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  31. Alvarez, Bryan (March 15, 2018). "WOR: 2017 WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER AWARDS DISCUSSION AND MORE!". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  32. Meltzer, Dave. "February 26, 2024 Observer Newsletter: 2023 Observer Awards issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved February 23, 2024.

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