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Booker T

Real Name - 

Booker Robert Tio Huffman

Birthdate - 3/1/65

6'3" 250 lbs. - Houston, TX


Athletic Background - 

Boxing (Amateur)


Teacher(s) - 

Scott Casey


Professional Background - 

Indies(`89-`92), Global(`92-`93), WCW(`93-`01), WWF/WWE(`01-`07), TNA(`07-`09), IWA(`09), WWC(`10), Mexico(`10), WWE(`11-)


Aliases

Kole, G.I. Bro, Booker, King Booker


Groups - Misfits in Action, The Alliance, nWo (New World Order)[WWF], King Booker's Court, Main Event Mafia

Peak Years - `00-`07


Finisher(s) - 

- Scissors Kick (Jumping Axe Kick)

- Book End (Rock Bottom)

- Harlem Sidekick (Side Jumping Leg Leriat)

- Harlem Hangover (Flying Somersault Legdrop)

- Heat Seeker (Flying Dropkick)


Favorites -

- Spinebuster

- Bodyslam into Stungun

- Reverse Thrust Kick

- Clenched Knees

- Chop


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - When he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, it was a bit of a surprise to many.  His WCW career was nearly a decade and much of that was working as a tag team wrestler.  His older brother, Stevie Ray, was the pro-wrestling fan who brought his ex-con younger brother into the business.  Booker was an excellent athlete and always showed great potential.  

As a singles wrestler, Booker was able to climb with some exceptional wrestlers as his regular opponents and proved himself. Many say his first WCW Title run was a political move because the company was facing a racial discrimination lawsuit, but nonetheless, he had arrived. Then WCW was sold. Booker was the biggest star brought over, which boded well for him, but badly for the angle. The Invasion did not get over strongly and Booker, despite feuds with all the top stars, Booker never really secured a top spot. As time passed, he was given opportunities to get over and usually did. His in-ring work was solid, his personality was exceptional and he seemed to be a marketable star. Years passed though and Booker, perhaps due to his age, was never given that angle that pushed him to that next level. Then it happened. He became "King Booker" and his wife became "Queen Sharmell" and he began a gimmick that gave him the last shot at superstardom. It was simple with his outfit, his pompous behavior and his henchmen. Better yet, King Booker's hokey British accent was hilarious coming out of this unlikely person and at any moment he could revert to his former self. This persona worked wonders and Booker T was finally getting the chance to become the top star most thought he would become. Then a steroid bust burst his bubble and he left the company for TNA to finish up his in-ring career. Booker T, like many others, had mixed experiences in TNA and eventually opted to return to the WWE. Although he has only been used sparingly in the ring, Booker and his unique charisma has managed to become something of a cult favorite.



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