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”..
  • Fall Brawl 1993: Harlem Heat participated in the infamous War Games Cage match on a team with Sid Vicious and Vader..
  • ~~~Sting and Davey Boy Smith and Dustin Rhodes and Shockmaster defeated Sid Vicious and Vader and Harlem Heat in War Games.

World Championship Wresling – Harlem Heat:

  • December 1994: Harlem Heat defeated Stars and Stripes (Bagwell and Patriot) to win their first WCW world tag team titles..

World Championship Wresling – 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 Wresling – 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..
  • Harlem Heat eventually broke up again, and this time they started to feud over the rights to the Harlem Heat name.

World Championship Wresling – 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:

  • 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..