Harlem Heat

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Title History

  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles defeating Gary Young and Stevie Dane (July 1992);
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles defeating Action Jackson and King Parsons (August 1992);
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles defeating Ian and Axl Rotten;
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating Stars and Stripes (December 8, 1994);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating The Nasty Boys (June 24, 1995);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater (September 17, 1995);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating American Males (September 27, 1995);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating Sting and Lex Luger (June 24, 1996);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating The Steiner Brothers (July 27, 1996);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating Public Enemy (October 1, 1996);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world television title defeating Disco Inferno (December 29, 1997);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world television title defeating Rick Martel (Febuary 22, 1998);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world television title defeating Chris Beniot (March 1, 1998);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world television title defeating Chris Beniot (March 3, 1998);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world television title defeating Fit Finlay (June 14, 1998);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world television title defeating Scott Steiner (March 14, 1999);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating The Triad (August 14, 1999);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating The West Texas Rednecks (September 12, 1999);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) world tag team titles defeating Rey Mysterio and Konnan (October 24, 1999);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (July 10, 2000);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Nash (September 17, 2000);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (October 2, 2000);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World United States title defeating Rick Steiner (March 18, 2001);
  • [Booker T] WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Heavyweight title defeating Scott Steiner (March 26, 2001);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • The Huffman Brothers originally debuted in the WWA..

Global Wrestling Federation – The Ebony Experience:

  • Early 1990s: The Ebony Experience gained popularity after moving to the Global Wrestling Federation..
  • July 1992: The Ebony Experience defeated Gary Young and Stevie Dane for the GWF Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Two weeks later, they lost the Tag Team titles to The Blackbirds (Action Jackson and King Parsons)..
  • August 1992: The Ebony Experience recaptured the Tag Team titles but lost them to Johnny Mantell and Black Bart..
  • Bobby (Booker T) then took some time off for a knee injury..
  • The Ebony Experience defeated The Bad Breed (Ian and Axl Rotten) to win their third GWF Tag Team Championship..
  • ~~~A few months later: The Sicilian Stallions defeated The Ebony Experience for the GWF Tag Team titles..
  • Bobby (Booker T) first used the “G.I. Bro” gimmick during his sting in the Global Wrestling Federation.
  • Valerie Allen wrote (On August 2008): Hi, I’d like to share a little known tidbit about Ebony Experience. I played the “sister” to the two brothers while they were with the GWF in the early ’90s. My character’s name was “Tawanda”. I only did a few shows with them, but it was a blast. I work in the legal system now as a court reporter in a felony district court in Fort Worth, Texas. Grey Pierson was one of the promoters at the time. I still keep in touch with him. He’s a lawyer in Arlington, Texas.

World Championship Wresling – Harlem Heat:

  • The Huffman Brothers moved on to WCW, where they became known as Harlem Heat – Kane and Kole..
  • Harlem Heat eventually dropped those names and became known as “Booker T” and “Stevie Ray”..

World Championship Wrestling – Harlem Heat:

  • Fall Brawl 1993: Sting/Smith/Rhodes/Shockmaster def Sid/Vader/Harlem Heat in a War Games match.
  • January 29, 1994 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes, Flyin’ Brian and Sting defeated Harlem Heat and The Equalizer.
  • March 26, 1994 – Worldwide: Too Cold Scorpio and Marcus Bagwell defeated Harlem Heat.
  • April 9, 1994 – Worldwide: Ice-Train, Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Too Cold Scorpio defeated Harlem Heat and Ron Simmons.
  • May 21, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Bobby Walker and Quinn Nash.
  • June 25, 1994 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson and Dustin Rhodes defeated Harlem Heat.
  • July 23, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Michaels and Todd Morton.
  • July 30, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Alex Davis and Kenny Kendall.
  • August 27, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Barry Houston and Buddy Wayne.
  • October 1, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Buck Siegler and Larry Santo.
  • October 22, 1994 – Worldwide: Harlem Heat defeated Mark Starr and Terry Taylor.
  • November 12, 1994 – Worldwide: Harlem Heat defeated Joey Maggs and Todd Morton.
  • November 26, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Joey Maggs and Scott Sandlin.
  • December 3, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat by disqualification.
  • December 10, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers.
  • December 17, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Alan Horne and Tommy Stevenson.
  • December 24, 1994 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Davey Rich and Rob Morgan.
  • January 7, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Brad and Scott Armstrong.
  • January 14, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Stars and Stripes to win the tag team titles.
  • February 18, 1995 – Saturday Night: Tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Mike Davis and Scott Armstrong to retain the titles.
  • February 19, 1995 – Superbrawl: Harlem Heat defeated The Nasty Boys by disqualification to retain the World Tag Team Titles.
  • February 25, 1995 – Saturday Night: Tag team champions Randy Savage and Sting defeated Harlem Heat by disqualification to retain the titles.
  • March 5, 1995 – Worldwide: Tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Stars and Stripes to retain the titles.
  • March 18, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Eddie Jackson and Kenny Kendall.
  • March 19, 1995 – Uncensored: The Nasty Boyz defeated Harlem Heat in a texas tornado match.
  • March 25, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Scott Armstrong and Tim Horner to retain the titles.
  • April 1, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong.
  • April 25, 1995 – Saturday Night: Tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Red Tyler and Mike Thor to retain the titles.
  • May 3, 1995 – Worldwide: Tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated The Nasty Boys to retain the titles.
  • May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: The Nasty Boyz defeated Harlem Heat to win The World Tag Team Titles.
  • May 27, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Mike Khorey and Scott D’Amore.
  • June 17, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Todd Zane and Tommy Tanner.
  • June 18, 1995 – The Great American Bash: Harlem Heat defeated The Fantastics.
  • June 21, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Ricky Santana and David Sierra.
  • June 24, 1995 – Saturday Night: Hawk and Sting defeated Harlem Heat.
  • July 16, 1995 – Bash At The Beach: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated The Nasty Boys and The Blue Bloods in a triangle match.
  • July 22, 1995 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater defeated Harlem Heat to win the tag team titles.
  • August 5, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Frank Lancaster and Mark Starr.
  • August 19, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Barry Houston and Bobby Hayes.
  • September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: Harlem Heat defeated Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater to win the World Tag Team Titles.
  • September 18, 1995 – Nitro: The American Males defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team Titles.
  • Harlem Heat recaptured the Tag titles by defeating the American Males a week later.
  • October 23, 1995 – Nitro: Lex Luger and Sting defeated Harlem Heat.
  • October 28, 1995 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated The American Males to win the WCW tag team titles.
  • December 4, 1995 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The American Males.
  • December 9, 1995 – Worlwide: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Blue Bloods to retain the titles.
  • January 22, 1996 – Nitro: Lex Luger and Sting defeated Harlem Heat to win the WCW tag team titles.
  • January 27, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated The American Males.
  • February 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Kanyon and Mark Starr.
  • February 11, 1996 – Superbrawl: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Harlem Heat to retain the World Tag Team Titles.
  • February 26, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated Harlem Heat.
  • March 9, 1996 – NJPW: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Satoshi Kojima & Shinya Hashimoto.
  • March 10, 1996 – NJPW: Junji Hirata & Keiji Muto defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray).
  • March 11, 1996 – NJPW: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Kensuke Sasaki & Takashi Iizuka.
  • March 13, 1996 – NJPW: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Keiji Muto & Tadao Yasuda.
  • March 14, 1996 – NJPW: Kensuke Sasaki & Osamu Nishimura defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray).
  • March 17, 1996 – NJPW: Junji Hirata, Osamu Nishimura & Shinya Hashimoto defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) & Wild Pegasus.
  • March 18, 1996 – NJPW: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Kensuke Sasaki & Tadao Yasuda.
  • March 20, 1996 – NJPW: IWGP tag team champions Junji Hirata & Shinya Hashimoto defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to retain the titles.
  • March 21, 1996 – NJPW: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Heisei Ishingun (Kengo Kimura & Kuniaki Kobayashi).
  • March 22, 1996 – NJPW: Ookami Gundan (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masahiro Chono) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray).
  • March 30, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated LT. James Earl Wright and Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker.
  • April 29, 1996 – Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Harlem Heat to retain the World Tag Team Titles.
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree: Hawk and Lex Luger defeated Animal and Booker T.
  • May 25, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Kanyon and Mike Winner.
  • June 9, 1996 – Worldwide: The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat & The Faces of Fear in a 3-way tag team match.
  • June 15, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Steiner Brothers defeated Harlem Heat.
  • June 22, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Ice Train and Scott Norton.
  • June 24, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) defeated Sting and Lex Luger and The Steiner Brothers in a triangle match to for the tag team titles.
  • July 1, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Steiner Brothers to retain the world tag team titles.
  • July 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated The Public Enemy to retain the titles.
  • July 15, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Rough and Ready (Dick Slater and Mike Enos).
  • July 20, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Bobby Walker and Jim Powers.
  • August 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Mike Enos and Dick Slater to retain the titles.
  • August 5, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Rock N Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) to retain the tag titles.
  • August 10, 1996 – Hog Wild: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated The Steiner Brothers.
  • August 12, 1996 – Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated Harlem Heat by DQ.
  • August 17, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers ended in a no contest.
  • August 19, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The American Males to retain the tag team titles.
  • September 2, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Greg Valentine and Buddy Valentino to retain the tag team titles.
  • September 8, 1996 – Worldwide: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Mike Enos and Dick Slater to retain the titles.
  • September 15, 1996 – Worldwide: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated The Renegade and Jim Powers to retain the titles.
  • September 15, 1996 – Fall Brawl: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated The Nasty Boys.
  • September 23, 1996 – Nitro: The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team Titles.
  • October 5, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated The Public Enemy to win the WCW tag team titles.
  • October 7, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Public Enemy to win the World Tag Team Titles.
  • October 12, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Dick Slater and Mike Enos in a non-title match.
  • October 14, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat vs. The Faces Of Fear (Meng and Barbarian) ended in a no contest.
  • October 21, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The American Males to retain the world tag team titles.
  • October 27, 1996 – Halloween Havoc: The Outsiders defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team titles.
  • Harlem Heat eventually lost the titles to the Outsiders, and Stevie Ray went down with an injury.
  • November 11, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat vs. The Amazing French Canadians ended in a No Contest.
  • November 24, 1996 – World War 3: Harlem Heat defeated The Amazing French Canadians. Booker T was also in the 3 ring battle royal won by The Giant.
  • November 25, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat vs. The Faces Of Fear ended in a No Contest.
  • December 30, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Faces Of Fear.
  • January 6, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Amazing French Canadians.
  • January 11, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated The Amazing French Canadians.
  • January 13, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated High Voltage.
  • February 1, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Public Enemy.
  • February 3, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers ended in a No Contest.
  • February 22, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Robbie Brookside and Doc Dean.
  • February 23, 1997 – Superbrawl: The Public Enemy defeated The Faces of Fear and Harlem Heat in a 3-WAY tag team match.
  • February 24, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat vs. Lex Luger and The Giant ended in a No Contest.
  • February 27, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Kenny Kaos and Robbie Rage.
  • March 8, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Bobby Walker and Jim Powers.
  • March 15, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Joe Gomez and The Renegade by disqualification.
  • March 16, 1997 – Uncensored: Harlem Heat defeated Public Enemy in a texas tornado match.
  • March 17, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers ended in a No Contest.
  • March 22, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated The Faces of Fear by disqualification.
  • March 24, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Faces Of Fear.
  • March 29, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Steve and Scott Armstrong.
  • April 6, 1997 – Spring Stampede: Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Harlem Heat.
  • April 7, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Jeff Jarrett and Steve McMichael.
  • April 12, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Scott and Steve Armstrong.
  • April 14, 1997 – Nitro: Jeff Jarrett and Steve McMichael defeated Harlem Heat by DQ.
  • May 26, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Jeff Jarrett and Steve McMichael.
  • June 2, 1997 – Nitro: Damien and Ciclope defeated Harlem Heat.
  • June 7, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Dave Power and Dean Power.
  • June 15, 1997 – The Great American Bash: Harlem Heat defeated The Steiner Brothers by disqualification in a #1 contenders match.
  • June 16, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Amazing French Canadiens.
  • June 19, 1997 – wCw vs. nWo Take Over Tour: The Steiner Brothers defeated Harlem Heat.
  • June 21, 1997 – wCw vs. nWo Take Over Tour: The Steiner Brothers defeated Harlem Heat.
  • June 23, 1997 – Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated Harlem Heat.
  • July 7, 1997 – Nitro: Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat.
  • July 14, 1997 – Nitro: Syxx and Scott Hall defeated Harlem Heat.
  • August 9, 1997 – Road Wild: Harlem Heat defeated Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton.
  • August 18, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton by DQ.
  • September 14, 1997 – Fall Brawl: The Steiner Brothers defeated Harlem Heat.
  • September 15, 1997 – Nitro: The Faces Of Fear defeated Harlem Heat.
  • September 22, 1997 – Nitro: Booker T defeated Scott Norton and Konnan by DQ.
  • October 10, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Scott Norton and Buff Bagwell.
  • November 29, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Ernest Miller and Glacier.
  • December 1, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated The Faces Of Fear.
  • December 13, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated The Faces of Fear.
  • December 22, 1997 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Scotty Riggs and Lodi.

World Championship Wrestling – Singles Action:

  • Stevie Ray went down with an injury so Booker T embarked on a successful singles run capturing the Television title..
  • Stevie Ray returned to World Championship Wrestling and became a member of the new World order.

World Championship Wrestling – Harlem Heat:

  • 1999: Booker T reunited with Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat, and went on to defeat The Triad to win the Tag Team titles..
  • August 2, 1999 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated World Tag Team Champions Bam Bam Bigelow and Kanyon in a non-title match.
  • Harlem Heat defeat The Triad to win the Tag Team titles for the 8th time!
  • August 16, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Horace Hogan, Scott Nortan and Vincent in a handicap match.
  • August 19, 1999 – Thunder: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Scott Nortan and Horace Hogan.
  • August 21, 1999 – Saturday Night: WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Barry Darsow and Bobby Eaton to retain the titles.
  • August 23, 1999 – Nitro: Kendall Windham and Barry Windham defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team Titles.
  • August 26, 1999 – Thunder: Harlem Heat defeated Brian Knobbs and Hugh Morris.
  • September 2, 1999 – Thunder: Harlem Heat defeated Disorderly Conduct.
  • September 9, 1999 – Thunder: Booker T defeated Barry Windham by DQ.
  • September 12, 1999 – Fall Brawl: Harlem Heat defeated Barry Windham and Kendall Windham to win the World Tag Team titles.
  • September 13, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Brian Knobbs and Hugh Morris.
  • September 18, 1999 – Worldwide: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Adams and Johnny Swinger.
  • September 27, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Barry Windham and Kendall Windham.
  • October 18, 1999 – Nitro: Konnan and Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team Titles.
  • October 21, 1999 – Thunder: Harlem Heat vs. Steven Regal and David Taylor ended in a No Contest.
  • October 24, 1999 – Halloween Havoc: Harlem Heat defeated Billy Kidman and Konnan and Hugh Morris and Brian Knobbs.
  • October 25, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Konnan and Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Harlem Heat to retain the world tag team titles.
  • Harlem Heat eventually broke up again, and this time they started to feud over the rights to the Harlem Heat name.

World Championship Wrestling – Harlem Heat 2000:

  • Stevie Ray recruited Big T (Ahmed Johnson) and formed Harlem Heat 2000 with Mr. Biggs..
  • Harlem Heat 2000’s personal lawyer, Mr. Biggs (aka Clarence Mason in the WWF) got a court order saying Booker couldn’t use the letter “T”..
  • Uncensored 2000: Booker and Billy Kidman defeated Harlem Heat 2000 (Stevie Ray and Big T).

World Championship Wresling:

  • July 19, 2000 – Thunder: Harlem Heat defeated Jeff Jarrett and Rick Steiner.
  • 2000: Stevie Ray took an announce position on WCW Thunder while Booker T went on to win several WCW World Championships..
  • 2001-02: Steve Ray competed and announced for start-Up Australian promotion called World Wrestling All-Stars..