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Booker T

Booker T

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :March 1st, 1965
Height :191 cm
Weight :116 kg

Booker T is a WWE wrestling superstar. Orphaned at a young age, he struggled to find his way during his teen years, and served time in prison after committing a string of robberies. Booker worked his way up from wrestling in local venues to national stardom, first with World Championship Wrestling, then WWE. He was an 11-time WCW Tag Team Champion, and as a solo wrestler, he became a six-time World Champion. In 2006 Booker won WWE’s King of the Ring Tournament. After stepping back from wrestling, he worked as a commentator and trainer. He also founded his wrestling school. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 and 2019.

QUICK FACTS

Full NameRobert Booker Tio Huffman
Date of BirthMarch 1, 1965
NationalityLouisiana, U.S
Birth PlacePlain Dealing, Louisiana
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight256 lb (116 kg)
Current Team(s)
Harlem Heat
Theme Song“Can You Dig It”
DebutApril 17, 1992
NicknameKing Booker
FamilySharmell Sullivan (Spouse); Lash Huffman (Brother)

Booker T Biography, EarlyLife

Booker was born Robert Booker Tio Huffman Jr. on March 1st, 1965 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. His father passed away when Booker was 10 months old, making him the youngest of his mother’s eight children. His family moved from Louisiana to Texas as a result of this loss. Booker was raised in Houston’s South Park district, where he discovered his passion for wrestling. His real name is Robert Booker Tio Huffman.

Booker’s mother lost suddenly when he was 13 due to complications from surgery. Even after the water and power had been turned off, Booker and his next-oldest sister continued to live there by themselves for a while. After that, Booker moved in with an older sister. As a teen, he received no assistance or direction. He was surrounded by drug use and partying while neglecting school.

Booker T Education

In high school, Huffman was a drum major. We have no information on the names of the educational institutions he attended.

Booker T’s Height, And Weight

Height191 cm
Weight116 kg

Career

Lash “Stevie Ray” Huffman, Booker’s brother, suggested that Booker enrolls at Ivan Putski’s wrestling school to him in 1989. Booker was intrigued but lacked the $4,000 down payment. Fortunately, the money came from his supervisor at the storage firm where he worked.

Booker showed himself to be a natural athlete. He and his brother both worked for the Western Wrestling Alliance after finishing the wrestling program. Booker and his brother migrated to Texas All-Pro Wrestling after the closure of WWA. The Ebony Experience, a tag team, was eventually created when they joined Dallas’ Global Wrestling Federation. They first appeared on May 4, 1992.

The n-word and other racial epithets were freely used against them by audience members. But Booker discovered that with maneuvers like his “Spinaroonie,” which was inspired by breakdancing, he could win over wrestling fans. The Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship was eventually won by Booker and his brother.

WCW and the WWE

In addition to flying to and from Dallas for the Global Wrestling Federation, Booker had to continue working day jobs. When he and his brother were signed to World Championship Wrestling, it was their big break. The brothers created the Harlem Heat tag team for WCW in 1993. The well-liked team eventually became the WCW Tag Team Champions ten times.

With the blessing of his brother, Booker transitioned to singles wrestling, where his star power was even more obvious. He became the first Black champion since 1992 when he captured the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000. Booker was the final WCW Heavyweight Champion when WCW was acquired by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation) in 2001.

Booker continued his professional wrestling career with WWE when WCW was absorbed into it. As he competed against well-known wrestlers like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H, and Ric Flair, his star began to rise. Additionally, Booker and Goldust collaborated as a tag team.

He won the King of the Ring Tournament in 2006 under the ring name King Booker. Booker left WWE in 2007, but he came back for the Royal Rumble in 2011. For his efforts, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. When he and his brother were elected into the Hall of Fame in 2019 for their achievements as the Harlem Heat, he once again became a member of the organization.

Retirement

In 2012, Booker ended his career as a wrestler. He then worked as the General Manager of WWE’s SmackDown and became a color analyst for the show. Furthermore, Booker made an appearance as a trainer on the well-known reality show WWE Tough Enough.

Booker was able to spread his enthusiasm for wrestling by founding Reality of Wrestling, his wrestling school. He planned a Reality of Wrestling program that featured athletes from his school.

How much does Booker T Earn? Net Worth

Booker T (WWE) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Booker T’s Wife, Marriage, Children

When Booker was 17 years old, Brandon, his son, was born. While Booker was in jail, his teenage girlfriend lost custody of their son, and Brandon was placed in foster care. At the age of 5, Booker was able to obtain custody of Brandon.

On February 5, 2005, Booker and Sharmell Huffman got married. Former Miss Black America Sharmell has toured with James Brown. When she was a WCW Nitro Girl, they first met.

Their marriage was mirrored in their WWE personas: she was Queen Sharmell while he competed as King Booker.

Booker and his wife Sharmell are the parents of twins, a boy and a girl.

Booker T Awards

  • Global Wrestling Federation
    • GWF North American Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Stevie Ray
  • Southern Championship Wrestling Florida
    • SCW Florida Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • TNA Legends Championship (1 time)
    • TNA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Steiner
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW World Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
    • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WCW World Tag Team Championship (10 times) – with Stevie Ray
    • WCW World Television Championship (6 times)
  • World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Test
    • WWE United States Championship (3 times)
    • WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
    • WWF/E Hardcore Championship (2 times)
    • World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Test (1), Goldust (1), and Rob Van Dam (1)
    • King of the Ring (2006)
    • 16th WWE Triple Crown Champion
    • 9th WWE Grand Slam Champion
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2013 & 2019)

FAQ

What is the net worth of Booker T?

His net worth is 5 million dollars.

What is the height of Booker T?

His height is 6 feet 3 inches.

What is the age of Booker T?

His age is 58 years as of 2023.

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