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Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American professional wrestler.

Background

Pre-WrestleMania

In 1993, Booker T along with his brother; Steve Ray in WCW as the tag team Harlem Heat.

In 2001, he debuted in WWE at the 2001 King of the Ring, when he attacks Stone Cold Steve Austin, during the triple threat WWE title match.

WrestleMania XIX (2003)

On the February 24, 2003 episode of Raw, Booker won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating The Rock to become the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

WrestleMania 22 (2006)

Match Record

Winner Loser Location WrestleMania Stipulations Date
Edge Booker T Toronto, Ontario X8 Singles match March 17, 2002
Triple H (with Ric Flair) Booker T Seattle, Washington XIX Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship March 30, 2003
Booker T/Rob Van Dam Garrison Cade/Mark Jindrak, Bubba Ray Dudley/D-Von Dudley, René Duprée/Rob Conway New York, New York XX Fatal 4-Way match for the World Tag Team Championship March 14, 2004
The Boogeyman Booker T/Sharmell Rosemont, Illinois 22 Handicap match April 2, 2006
Mr. Kennedy King Booker (with Queen Sharmell), CM Punk, Randy Orton, Finlay, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Edge Detroit, Michigan 23 Money in the Bank ladder match April 1, 2007
David Otunga/Mark Henry/Dolph Ziggler/Jack Swagger/The Miz/Drew McIntyre (with John Laurinaitis, Vickie Guerrero and Brie Bella) Booker T/Santino Marella/Kofi Kingston/R-Truth/Zack Ryder/The Great Khali (with Theodore Long, Hornswoggle, Eve Torres, Nikki Bella and Aksana) Miami, Florida XXVIII Twelve-man tag team match to determine the general manager of both the Raw and SmackDown brands April 1, 2012

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Axe Kick (WCW) / Scissors kick, sometimes from the top rope (WCW/WWF/E/TNA)
    • Book End (Kneeling side slam)
    • Harlem Hangover (WCW) / Houston Hangover (WWF/E) (Diving somersault leg drop)
    • Heat Seeker (Missile dropkick) – WCW; used as a signature move in the WWF/E
  • Signature moves
    • 110th Street Slam (Delayed high-impact spinebuster)
    • Collar-and-elbow tie-up followed by multiple knee lifts to the opponent's face
    • Flapjack
    • Flying forearm smash, sometimes from the top rope
    • Multiple kick variations
      • Drop
      • Harlem Sidekick (WCW) / Houston Sidekick (WWF) / Super (WWE/TNA)
      • Spin
      • Spinning wheel
      • Outside crescent
    • Running knee drop, with theatrics
    • Sidewalk slam
    • Sunset flip from out of the corner, as a counter to an oncoming opponent
  • With Scott Steiner
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Bearhug (Steiner) and jumping calf kick (Booker) combination
      • Double chokeslam
  • With Stevie Ray
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Big Apple Blast (Bearhug (Stevie) and Harlem Sidekick (Booker) combination)
      • Heat Bomb (Powerbomb (Stevie) and diving elbow drop (Booker) combination)
      • Heat Seeker (Electric chair (Stevie) and Heat Seeker (Booker) combination)
      • Towering Inferno (Backbreaker (Stevie) and diving leg drop (Booker) combination)
  • Managers
  • Nicknames
    • "G.I. Bro"
    • "The Book"
    • "Booker Man"
    • "The Champion of Champions"
    • "King"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Rap Sheet" by Rene De Wael and Didier Leglise (2001–2006, 2011–present)
    • "Rockhouse" by Frank Shelley (used while a part of the New World Order)
    • "Can You Dig It?" by Jim Johnston and Booker T (2004)
    • "Can You Dig It?" + "One of a Kind" by Jim Johnston, Breaking Point and Booker T (2004; used while teaming with Rob Van Dam)
    • "Dead White Guys" by Joseph Saba and Stewart Winter (2006–2007; used while performing as King Booker)

Championships and accomplishments

  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
    • WCW World Television Championship (6 times)
    • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WCW World Tag Team Championship (10 times) – with Stevie Ray
    • Ninth WCW Triple Crown Champion
  • World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
    • WCW Championship (1 time)
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
    • WWE United States Championship (3 times)
    • WWF Hardcore Championship (2 times)
    • WWF/World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Test (1), Goldust (1) and Rob Van Dam (1)
    • WCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Test
    • King of the Ring (2006)
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2013)
    • Sixteenth Triple Crown Champion
    • Ninth Grand Slam Champion
WWE Intercontinental Champions
Pat PattersonGreg ValentineRandy SavageRicky SteamboatThe Honky Tonk ManUltimate WarriorRick RudeMr. PerfectThe Texas TornadoBret HartRoddy PiperBritish BulldogShawn MichaelsRazor Ramon ● Diesel ● Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple HRocky Maivia/The RockStone Cold Steve AustinKen ShamrockRoad DoggThe GodfatherEdgeD'Lo BrownChris JerichoKurt AngleRikishiEddie GuerreroBilly GunnJeff HardyKaneAlbertChristianWilliam RegalRob Van DamBooker TRandy OrtonRic Flair ● CM Punk ● JBLBig ShowDaniel Bryan ● The Miz
King of the Ring winners
Randy Savage (1987) ● "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase (1988) ● Bret Hart (1991 & 1993) ● Owen Hart (1994) ● Stone Cold Steve Austin (1996) ● Hunter Hearst Helmsley (1997) ● Ken Shamrock (1998) ● Billy Gunn (1999) ● Kurt Angle (2000) ● Edge (2001) ● Brock Lesnar (2002) ● Booker T (2006) ● William Regal (2008) ● Sheamus (2010)
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