Booker T

Booker T

American professional wrestler
Date of Birth: 01.03.1965
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Booker T
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. WCW, WWE, and TNA

Biography of Booker T

Booker Tio Huffman, better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. He was born on March 1, 1965. Booker T is the owner and promoter of the Pro Wrestling Alliance (PWA), and he is widely known for his work with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Early Life and Career

Booker T was the youngest of eight children and grew up in the tough South Park neighborhood of Houston. By the age of 14, he had lost both of his parents, and he and his siblings were raised by his older brother, Lane Huffman. In school, Booker T was a drum major and played football and basketball.

In his late twenties, Booker T spent nineteen months in prison for a robbery at a fast-food restaurant where he used to work. After becoming a single father and working at a warehouse company in Houston, Texas, Booker T continued to seek opportunities to improve his life and that of his son.

His brother, Lane, suggested that he try attending a new wrestling school opened by Ivan Putski in partnership with the Western Wrestling Alliance. Booker T's warehouse supervisor loaned him three thousand dollars for lessons, and he trained under the guidance of Scott Casey. Casey helped Booker T transform his difficult past into a stage biography and enter the world of professional wrestling. He taught him the basics of in-ring combat and the psychological aspects of wrestling matches. After eight weeks of training, Booker T made his debut as G.I. Bro, a character inspired by the popular G.I. Joe toy series and Sergeant Slaughter from the WWF.

Until WWA agreed to sign Booker T, he fought in independent Texas tournaments, often teaming up with his brother, Stevie Ray. They caught the attention of Skandor Akbar, who invited them to work for the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF), which he ran alongside Eddie Gilbert. Gilbert joined forces with Stevie Ray and Booker T, forming the "Ebony Experience" team. Together, they won the GWF Championship on July 31, 1992, and held it three times during their time in the federation. After some time, the brothers left GWF and joined WCW.


Booker T competed in WCW until 2001, achieving considerable success and winning the World Heavyweight Championship five times. From 2001 to 2007, he wrestled in WWF/WWE, where he continued to experience success. In 2007, Booker T moved to the TNA federation, where he has been competing to this day. He is recognized as one of the most celebrated tag team wrestlers in history, with fifteen victories in WCW, WWF/E, and TNA. Booker T also gained fame as one-half of the duo "Harlem Heat," alongside his brother, Stevie Ray, setting a new record as ten-time WCW Tag Team Champions.

Throughout his career, Booker T has achieved numerous accolades, including being a six-time World Heavyweight Champion, winner of the WWE "King of the Ring" tournament in 2006, a sixteen-time Triple Crown Champion, and the eighth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history.