Booker T may be a five-time World Champion, but now he’s a two-time WWE Hall of Famer — the Harlem Heat just got added to the 2019 HOF class.
Booker T and brother Stevie Ray were arguably WCW’s most impactful tag team. While they never wrestled together in WWE, their resume is undeniable as 10-time Tag Team Champions and on Monday they joined D-Generation X, The Honky Tonk Man, and Torrie Wilson as part of 2019’s inductees.
USA Today's For the Win originally broke the news and had a few quotes from the freshly enshrined brothers.
"I was speechless for a couple of seconds. The last thing I was thinking about was the Hall of Fame," said Stevie Ray. "I’m going
Booker T was also caught off guard by the news.
"It was surprising, actually, I guess because one reason, my brother and I, we never actually wrestled in the WWE. My brother took a step aside at that point in time because he had a daughter, and he wanted to see her grow up and see her go to college. He got a chance to do that. But our career in WCW was awesome," he said.
While Harlem Heat never actually competed in a WWE ring, they were a pillar of WCW. After getting their start in the company in 1993, Booker T and Stevie Ray became a stabilizing force in a promotion that proved to be tumultuous for so many others.
"My brother and I were together for eight and a half years in WCW and together another two years prior in the Global Wrestling Federation. So we had a career as a tag team, and to be recognized as one of the great tag teams of all time…. [there were] a lot of great tag teams that we competed against back in the day, like the Steiners, the Nasty Boys and the Road Warriors, Sting and Lex Luger, Public Enemy – so many guys we got a chance to grapple with back then, and to be recognized, it’s pretty awesome," said Booker T.