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)