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Real name: Booker Tio Huffman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Date of birth: March 1, 1965
From: Harlem, NY
Pro debut: 1989
Trained by: Scott Casey
Finishing move: Book End

Biography


- Huffman trained for six months to become a pro wrestler.
- Booker T debuted as G.I. Bro for Ivan Putski's Houston based indy promotion.
- Booker T and his brother Stevie Ray became a tag team in the Texas-based WWA promotion. The duo stayed in the territory for three years.
- While in Texas, Booker T feuded with Tiger Conway Jr.
- Booker T and Stevie Ray moved to the Global Wrestling Federation, and were managed by Gary Hart. The team received the name "The Ebony Experience."
- The Ebony Experience beat Stevie Dane and Gary Young for the GWF Tag Team title on July 31, 1992.
- The Ebony Experience claimed their second GWF Tag Team title in September 1992, and their third on February 26, 1993 from Bad Breed (Ian and Axl Rotten).
- Booker T and Stevie Ray made their WCW debut on July 7, 1993, teaming with Sid Vicious in a six man tag match.
- Harlem Heat captured their first WCW World Tag Team title on December 8, 1994, defeating The Patriot and Marcus Alexander Bagwell in Atlanta, GA.
- After dropping the title to the Nasty Boys, Harlem Heat regained the belts on June 24, 1995.
- Harlem Heat won the WCW Tag Team title at Fall Brawl 1995, defeating "Dirty" Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck.
- Their third title only lasted one day, but the duo regained the tag team title nine days later from Bagwell and Scotty Riggs.
- On the June 24, 1996 "Nitro," Harlem Heat overcome Lex Luger and Sting to capture their fifth WCW Tag Team title.
- Three days after losing the tag team title to the Steiner brothers, Harlem Heat regained the straps three nights later on July 27, 1996.
- Booker T and Stevie Ray over powered Public Enemy to capture their seventh WCW tag team title on October 1, 1996 in Canton, OH.
- When Stevie Ray went down with an injury, Booker T tried his luck in singles competition. He pinned the Disco Inferno for the WCW Television title on "Nitro," December 29, 1997.
- Rick Martel relieved Booker T of the TV title at SuperBrawl, but Booker T regained the championship on February 22, 1998.
- On June 14, 1998, David "Fit" Finlay fell victim to Booker T, as the master of the Harlem Hangover regained the Television title in Indianapolis, IN.
- Booker T beat "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner for his sixth WCW Television title at Uncensored on March 14, 1999 in Louisville, KY.
- Harlem Heat defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Kanyon for the WCW World Tag Team title at the 1999 Road Wild.
- Harlem Heat beat Barry and Kendall Windham at the 1999 Fall Brawl in Winston-Salem, NC for the WCW World Tag Team title.
- When the Filthy Animals were stripped of the WCW Tag Team belts due to an injury suffered by Rey Mysterio Jr., the title was put up in a three-way dance at the 1999 Halloween Havoc. Harlem Heat claimed their tenth WCW World Tag Team title defeating Hugh Morrus and Brian Knobs and Konnan and Kidman.
- Kidman and Booker T (with Torrie Wilson) defeated Harlem 2000 (Ray and Big T) at Uncensored 2000.
- On the May 23, 2000 "Thunder" taping, Booker T reverted back to G.I. Bro and joined the Misfits in Action.
- As G.I. Bro, Booker T defeated Shawn Stasiak at the 2000 Great American Bash in a Boot Camp match in Baltimore, MD.
- On the June 19, 2000 episode of "Nitro," Huffman removed his G.I. Bro attire and became Booker T once again.
- At the Bash at the Beach in Daytona Beach, FL, Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett for the WCW title.
- On the July 24, 2000 edition of "Nitro," Booker T successfully defended the WCW title against Goldberg.
- At New Blood Rising in Vancouver, Booker T defeated Jarrett to retain the WCW title.
- On the September 4, 2000 episode of "Nitro," Booker T defeated his brother Stevie Ray under the orders of Vince Russo in a qualifying match for the War Games 2000 match.
- At Fall Brawl 2000, Booker T defeated Kevin Nash in a steel cage match for his second WCW title.
- After dropping the WCW title to Vince Russo, Booker T regained the strap on the October 2, 2000 edition of "Nitro," defeating Jarrett in a 49ers match.
- At Halloween Havoc, Booker T successfully defended the WCW title against Scott Steiner.
- On November 16, 2000, Booker T again successfully defended the WCW title against Steiner at the German only PPV "Millennium Final."
- In a match against Scott Steiner at Mayhem 2000, Booker T suffered an injured sternum.
- Following an extended absence from television, Booker T returned to "Nitro" on February 26, 20001 with a new hairstyle.
- Booker T, thanks to outside interference from Shane Douglas, defeated Rick Steiner for the United States title at WCW's Greed PPV in Jacksonville, FL.
- On the final "Nitro" on TNT (March 26, 2001), Booker T pinned Scott Steiner for the WCW World Heavyweight title in Panama City, FL.
- Booker T signed with the WWF after the company purchased WCW.
- Booker T made his WWF debut at the 2001 King of the Ring, slamming "Stone Cold" Steve Austin through the Spanish announcer's table.
- On July 1, 2001, Booker T pinned Buff Bagwell to retain the WCW title at a WWF house show in Spokane, WA.
- Booker T pinned Kurt Angle in the first ever interpromotional match between the WWF and WCW on the July 9, 2001 episode of "Raw" in Atlanta, GA.
- At Invasion, Team WCW/ECW (Booker T, DDP, the Dudley's, and Rhyno) defeated Team WWF (Austin, Angle, Undertaker, Kane, and Chris Jericho) in the Inaugural Brawl.
- On the July 30, 2001 edition of "Raw" in Philadelphia, PA, Booker T pinned Kurt Angle to regain the WCW title.
- At the "Smackdown" taping on September 25, 2001 in Dayton, OH, Booker T and Test defeated The Undertaker and Kane for the WCW World Tag Team title.
- At the "Smackdown" taping on October 30, 2001 in Cincinnati, OH, Booker T and Test defeated Chris Jericho and the Rock for the WWF World Tag Team title.
- Booker T was Mr. McMahon's personal guest on the December 10, 2001 edition of "Raw." Later in the show, Booker T interfered in the Jericho-Austin world title match, allowing Y2J to retain the championship.
- At the December 18, 2001 "Smackdown" taping in New Orleans, LA, Booker T defeated Austin in a first blood match.
- On the May 13, 2002 edition of "Raw," Booker T was appointed by Ric Flair as the newest member of the New World Order (nWo).
- At Unforgiven '02 in LA, CA, Booker T, Goldust, Kane, and Bubba Ray Dudley defeated the Un-Americans (Lance Storm, Christian, William Regal, and Test).
- At Armageddon '02 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Booker T and Goldust defeated Christian and Chris Jericho, the Dudley Boyz, and Storm and Regal in a four corners match to win the World Tag Team title.
- On the July 7, 2003 edition of "Raw," Booker T defeated Christian in Montreal to capture the Intercontinental title.