Weight: 250 lbs.
Finishing Move: Scissors Kick
Manager/valet(s): Sensuous Sherri, Col. Rob Parker, Shane McMahon, Sharmell
Titles Held: 5x WCW World Champ, 1x WWE Intercontinental Champ, 4x WCW/WWE United States Champ, 11x WCW Tag Champ, 3x World Tag Team Champ, 6x WCW Television Champ, 2x WWE Hardcore Champ
Orher Aliases: Kole
Real Name: Booker Huffman
Booker T was the last WCW Champion and US Champion under the Time-Warner regime, beating Scott Steiner on the last broadcast of Nitro in March 2001. He was signed to a contract to the WWF when they acquired WCW, and made his debut at King of the Ring 2001. He attacked WWF Champ Steve Austin and attacked Vince McMahon the next night. He led the WCW/ECW Invasion under Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and Paul Heyman, captaining his team for the Inaugural Brawl at the event. With Diamond Dallas Page, The Dudley Boyz, and Rhyno, they beat the WWF's Chris Jericho, Kane, Undertaker, Kurt Angle and Austin when Austin turned on his teammates and joined WCW. Booker took up a feud with the Rock who returned from his three month hiatus. Booker lost the title to him at SummerSlam, and was beaten again with Shane McMahon as his partner at Unforgiven. He lost to the Undertaker at No Mercy, and seemed to be out of a job when the Alliance lost the winner-take-all match at Survivor Series. He blamed Austin for the loss, and tormented him over the next few weeks. That drew the appreciation of Vince McMahon, who gave Booker his job back. His interference cost Austin his shot at being the first Undisputed Champion at Vengeance.
Austin and Booker feuded through the Royal Rumble, where Austin eliminated Booker. Booker teamed with Test again, but failed to take the tag team titles from Tazz and Spike Dudley at No Way Out. Booker became enraged that Edge was given a contract for a shampoo commercial that he had auditioned for, and viciously attacked him. Edge beat him at WrestleMania X-8, but the roster split took place before Booker could get revenge. Booker was drafted to Ric Flair's Raw brand and formed a strange team with Goldust. Booker couldn't stand Goldust, but Goldust just wouldn't leave him alone. In a match with Austin, Flair made Booker the newest member of the nWo, but Goldust still followed him around, wanting to join the nWo, but Kevin Nash would have none of it. Goldust's pursuit of Booker got the fans to cheer for him again, but when Shawn Michaels returned and joined the nWo, the first thing he did was superkick Booker and kick him out of the group. Booker beat William Regal to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament, but lost to Brock Lesnar in the next round. Booker's quest for revenge against the nWo was cut short in mid-July, when Kevin Nash injured himself in a ten-man tag match, and the nWo was disbanded. The Big Show demanded a match with Booker from new Raw GM Eric Bischoff after their previous matchs ended indecisviely. Booker beat Big Show at Vengeance in a no holds barred match, and he and Goldust then feuded with the UnAmericans, who had just jumped to Raw with the tag team titles. He and Goldust went for the belts against Lance Storm and Christian at SummerSlam, but lost after interference from Test. A copule of weeks later, Test tried to burn the American flag in the ring, and Booker and Goldust tried to stop him but were taken out. Kane finally came out and ran Test off, and Booker teamed with him, Goldust and Bubba Ray Dudley against Test, Storm, Christian and new UnAmerican William Regal at Unforgiven and won. Booker got into it with Chris Jericho, who teamed with Christian a short time later to win the tag titles. He and Goldust lost to Christian and Jericho at No Mercy, and then Booker was given a shot at Triple H's World Title at Survivor Series, along with Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, Kane and Jericho in the first ever Elmination Chamber match. Booker was eliminated second, by Jericho. He and Goldust received another shot at the tag team titles, in a Fatal Four Way against Jericho and Christian, Regal and Storm, and the Dudley Boyz at Armageddon, but Goldust tried to pull out of the match, saying he was the weak link of the team and Booker should find another partner. Booker finally admitted to liking teaming with Goldust, and convinced him to change his mind. At Armageddon, they finally won the tag team titles.
They lost the belts to the team of Lance Storm & William Regal a couple of weeks later, and Goldust stated that if they couldn't win them back, then he would cease being Booker's partner. They lost the rematch, but were able to part as friends afterward. Booker set his sights on the World Title and Triple H. Triple H insisted that "people like him" could never be World Champion, and though Booker gave it a valiant effort at WrestleMania, he didn't win the World Title. He teamed with Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash to face HHH, Ric Flair and Chris Jericho at Backlash, but lost when HHH pinned Nash. An opportunity opened up when Raw Co-GM Steve Austin reinstated the Intercontinental Title and put it up for grabs at Judgment Day in a battle royal. It came down to Booker and Christian, and Booker seemingly eliminated Christian, but due to the ref being knocked out, Christian was able to nail Booker with the belt and eliminate him, winning the title. Booker got a shot at the next month's PPV Bad Blood, but only won by DQ. He won it in a rematch on Raw a few weeks later, but was then injured. He dropped the belt back to Christian at a house show, and was out until before Survivor Series. He was asked by Raw co-GM Steve Austin to be on his team for Survivor Series against Eric Bischoff's team and Booker accepted. Unfortunately, he was the first member of his team eliminated, by Mark Henry. Henry beat Booker in a streetfight a week later, and a rematch was set for Armageddon, which Booker won.