Booker T Announced as Latest Inductee into 2013 WWE Hall of Fame

Tim KeeneyContributor IMarch 18, 2013

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Booker Tio Huffman Jr., better known as simply Booker T, has been named as the newest inductee of the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame class. 

WWE's WrestleMania Twitter account confirmed the well-deserved accomplishment:

Congratulations to @bookert5x!! The newest inductee into the @wwe Hall of Fame Class of 2013!! @wrestlemania

— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 19, 2013

For those counting at home, the 2013 class is now officially loaded. 

The class, which already boasts Donald Trump, Bob Backlund, Trish Stratus, Bruno Sammartino and Mick Foley, was beginning to earn praise as arguably the best of all time. 

Adding Booker T only strengthens that argument. 

You name a major title, and he has likely held it at some point during his brilliant 20-year career. 

In addition to racking up a famous five WCW Championship titles to begin his successful run as one of the best ever, the Master of the Spinaroonie is also a former World heavyweight champ, Intercontinental champ, four-time United States champ, six-time WCW Television champ, two-time Hardcore champ and 14-time tag team champ. 

When the WWE purchased WCW in 2001, Booker immediately made a significant impact when he attacked Stone Cold Steve Austin at King of the Ring.

He was one of only a few wrestlers who seamlessly made the transition between companies. 

Throughout his WWE career, Booker was a part of memorable feuds with The Rock, Edge and Triple H, and in 2002, he teamed up with Goldust to create a truly unforgettable partnership. 

In 2006, Booker further showcased his versatility when he transformed into King Booker, where he would bring in his first world championship since joining WWE.

Since, he has proven his ability as a commentator and general manager, only further proving that he can simply do it all. 

Booker T is one of the most charismatic, entertaining and talented Superstars in the history of wrestling, and his inclusion into the Hall of Fame is undoubtedly deserving. 

Can you dig that, suckas?