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37. Booker T

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Booker T
We held back on ranking Booker T in our inaugural list as felt that despite being in his mid 40’s we thought the “spinaroonie” master had another run left in him in the WWE.  When he came back this year and returned to the WWE as a broadcaster, we felt it was time to list the five time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.


As one half of Harlem Heat with his brother, Stevie Ray, Booker T was part of one the top tag teams in WCW capturing the tag belts multiple times.  However, with all due respect to his tag team partner, Booker T was meant to be a singles superstar.  Upon venturing out in the singles ranks, Booker gradually climbed the ladder and impressed fans with his diverse repertoire and natural charisma.  When WCW folded, he was brought into the WWE as the WCW World Champion.  Booker T was not always used the best in the WWE, but he was a solid upper card performer capable of working with wrestlers of any size or any style.

With Booker T back in the WWE fold, it is very possible that his long list of championships on his resume will bring him to the Hall of Fame.  Now can you dig that!




The Bullet Points:

Other Aliases:
Booker Huffman (Real Name)
G.I. Bro
Kole
King Booker

Billed From:
U.S.A. (Harlem, NY & Houston, TX)

Key Championships Held:
GWF Tag Team (3) w/Stevie Ray
WCW World Tag Team (12) 10w/Stevie Ray, 2w/Test
WCW Television Championship (6)
WCW World Heavyweight (4)
WCW United States
WWE Intercontinental
WWE World Tag Team (2) 1w/Goldust, 1w/Rob Van Dam
WWE United States (3)
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
WWE King of the Ring (2006)
TNA World Tag Team w/Scott Steiner

Why He Will Get In:
If Championships get you in the Hall, then punch his ticket now.

Why He Won’t Get In:
Did he main event enough while in the WWE?

Five Greatest Matches/Moments: (In Chronological Order)
1.  Wins his first major title capturing the WCW Tag Team Title for the
First Time with Stevie Ray (12/8/94)
2.  Wins the best of 7 series with Chris Benoit and cements himself in
the eyes of the wrestling public as a singles star
(6/14/98)
3.  Wins his first WCW World Heavyweight Title defeating Jeff Jarrett
(7/9/00)
4.  Loses to Triple H at Wrestlemania but proves he is WWE Main Event
caliber in the process
(3/30/03)
5.  As King Booker, finally wins the World Title in WWE defeating Rey
Mysterio  (7/23/06)

Should they be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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+1 #1 Yad 2013-03-08 05:42
You forgot to add his 5th WCW title win, which was under the WWE banner. He won it from Kurt Angle. Also Harlem Heat without a doubt is one of the greatest tag teams of all time.
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0 #2 Tyson Ward 2013-04-16 00:05
He also was the first to hold the TNA "Legends" title, which has changed twice and now is the TV title but probably is equivalent in todays wrestling world to the US and IC titles to the average fan, based on who has had it. And why does it say 4 instead of 5 by his WCW titles? I know one was in WWE but it was the same belt. So technically he won the world heavyweight championship in wwe twice, they just did not yet call it by that name. Either way, he will 100% be a hall of famer in wwe!
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+1 #3 Yad 2013-04-16 04:08
Quoting Tyson Ward:
He also was the first to hold the TNA "Legends" title, which has changed twice and now is the TV title but probably is equivalent in todays wrestling world to the US and IC titles to the average fan, based on who has had it. And why does it say 4 instead of 5 by his WCW titles? I know one was in WWE but it was the same belt. So technically he won the world heavyweight championship in wwe twice, they just did not yet call it by that name. Either way, he will 100% be a hall of famer in wwe!


He's already in the Hall Of Fame now. ;) He could inducted this year. So this should be taken off the list.
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