Booker Huffman

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Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of Booker T, is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand.



For much of the 1990s, Booker was one of the mainstays of World Championship Wrestling, winning the promotion's World Heavyweight title 4 times, plus a fifth time after WCW was purchased by the WWF (now the WWE). He made his initial impact with his brother Lane (who wrestled as Stevie Ray) as the tag team of Harlem Heat, which held WCW's World Tag Team title a record 10 times. He also won six World Television titles and one United States Title.

His rise from midcard to main event level was due in part to decisions made by WCW management. Even after new head booker Vince Russo started making large changes to the promotion, Booker stayed on a main event level. In a spur of the moment change to one WCW PPV, Russo fired then World Champion Hulk Hogan and made a new main event between Jeff Jarrett and Booker T for the World Title. During his main event run, he started to distance himself in from Stevie Ray, who eventually joined the nWo. At one point, Stevie Ray even reformed the Harlem Heat with Big T. For a while, Booker T lost the right to use the "T" for his in-ring name to Big T and the Harlem Heat. During this time, Booker T was simply referred to as Booker. Soon after this, he completely changed in-ring names for a while, joining General Rection's faction the Misfits in Action as G.I. Bro.

After WCW was bought by the WWF, Booker start out as a heel to start out with in The Alliance. After the Alliance broke up, he remained as a heel. Booker has held the WWF Tag Team Title as well as the Intercontinental Title and the Hardcore Title. He has also won the WCW Championship and WCW Title Tag Team Title. He was also briefly a member of the WWF incarnation of the nWo untill he had a rival run in with then heel, Shawn Michaels. Booker T. then got kicked out of the nWo and turned face.

In April 2002, Booker opened a retail outlet in Houston; Jam Zone, at 12313 Bellaire Boulevard. The shop sells music, video games and hip-hop gear.

On March 22, 2004 Booker T was traded from the RAW brand along with the Dudley Boyz to the Smackdown! brand for Triple H. After turning heel by betraying Rob Van Dam, Booker T would go on to win the United States Title. He later turned face again by betraying JBL and Orlando Jordan.

Booker T was set to face JBL for the WWE Championship at the Survivor Series PPV on November 14, 2004. Booker lost the match after getting hit on the head with the championship belt.

In March 2005, Booker & Stevie Ray opened the Booker T & Stevie Ray Pro Wrestling Academy in Houston.

Formerly he and his wife Sharmell are in a feud with Kurt Angle.


Finishing and signature moves

Famous quotes

  • "Save the drama for your mama!"
  • "Don't hate the player, Hate the game!"
  • "Tell me you didn't just say that!"
  • "Now can you dig that, Sucka?!"

Titles and accomplishments

World Championship Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment

Other Titles

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • PWI ranked him # 133 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • PWI ranked him # 62 of the best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Stevie Ray.
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year Award with Stevie Ray (1995, 1996)
  • PWI Most Improved Award (1998)
  • PWI Most Inspirational Award (2000)

<td colspan = 3 align = center>WWE United States Championship
Preceded by:
Rick Steiner
First Reign
(WCW U.S. Champion)
Succeeded by:
Chris Kanyon
Preceded by:
Second Reign Succeeded by:
John Cena

External links

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