- Born: 03/01/1965 in Houston, Texas
- Birthname: Robert Booker Tio Huffman
- Height & Weight: 6'3", 256 Ib
- WCW World Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- WCW World Tag Team Championship (10 times) – with Stevie Ray
- Sixteenth WWE Triple Crown
- Tenth WWE Grand Slam Champion
- Ninth WCW Triple Crown
- WWE Hall of Fame (2013)
- WWE Hall of Fame (2019 as Harlem Heat)
Huffman is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter, colorist and color commentator, who is currently signed with WWE. He is also the owner and founder of the independent promotion Reality of Wrestling (ROW) in Texas City, Texas.
Booker is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), holding 35 championships between those organizations.
He is the most decorated wrestler in WCW history, having held 21 titles including a record six WCW World Television Championships (along with being the first African American titleholder), and a record eleven WCW World Tag Team Championships: ten as one half of Harlem Heat with his brother, Lash “Stevie Ray” Huffman in WCW (most reigns within that company), and one in the WWF with Test. Harlem Heat were recognized by WWE as being – along with The Steiner Brothers – WCW’s greatest ever tag team.
Booker was the final WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion under the WCW banner in 2001; sports journalist Michael Landsberg stated that Booker was considered “one of the best wrestlers alive”, capable of “any match, any style”. Industry veteran John Layfield later described him as “the best acquisition that WWE got when they bought WCW”.
Booker is a six-time world champion in professional wrestling, having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship five times (the last of those wins occurring in the WWF), and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship once. With his fifth WCW Championship win (which occurred in the WWF), Booker T became only the second African-American to win a world championship in WWF/E history (after The Rock), but the first to be of non-mixed race. He was also voted the greatest World Heavyweight Champion in a WWE viewer poll in 2013.
Booker is also the winner of the 2006 King of the Ring tournament, the sixteenth Triple Crown Champion, and the eighth Grand Slam Champion (under original format) in WWE history. As the ninth WCW Triple Crown Champion, Booker is one of five men to achieve both the WWE and WCW Triple Crowns. He has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for the WWF/E, WCW and TNA throughout his career. Longtime wrestler Kurt Angle said of Booker: “He’s done it all… he legitimately is one of the top five best of all time.”
Booker was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6, 2013, by his brother, Lash. Both he and Lash were inducted together into the 2019 class on April 6, 2019 as Harlem Heat, rendering Booker a two-time Hall of Famer.
Notable Feuds: vs Chris Benoit, Scott Steiner, Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, Kurt Angle, John Cena, Robert Roode
Notable Matches: vs. Eddie Guerrero – Uncensored 1998, vs. Chris Benoit – Best of Seven Series, vs. Bret Hart – Nitro, Feb. 1999, vs. Jeff Jarrett – Bash At The Beach 2000, vs. Kevin Nash – Fall Brawl 2000, vs. The Undertaker – No Mercy 2001, vs. HHH – WM XIX, vs. Christian – Insurrextion 2003, vs. JBL – Survivor Series 2004, vs. Kurt Angle – Judgment Day 2005, vs. Rey Mysterio – Great American Bash 2006
Other Notable Achievements
World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Test (1), Goldust (1) and Rob Van Dam (1)
WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE United States Championship (3 times)
WWF Hardcore Championship (2 times)
King of the Ring (2006)
WCW World Television Championship (6 times)
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
TNA Legends Championship
TNA World Tag Team Championship – with Scott Steiner
TAP Heavyweight Championship
GWF Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Stevie Ray
LVPW UWF Heavyweight Championship
PWA Heavyweight Championship