Harlem Heat to Be Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2019

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2019


Booker T is a five-time-five-time-five-time-five-time-five-time WCW world champion.

Now, he's a two-time-two-time WWE Hall of Famer.

WWE announced Monday that Harlem Heat, the WCW tag team comprised of Booker and his brother, Stevie Ray, are the latest inductees to the 2019 Hall of Fame class.

Booker T will join Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels as the only two-time Hall of Famers in WWE history. Michaels was previously named to the 2019 Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X, giving him two-time honors.

Harlem Heat competed in WCW from 1993-2000, winning a record 10 world tag team titles. The duo, along with the Steiner Brothers, defined tag team wrestling for WCW for most of the 1990s. While Harlem Heat had its fair share of breakups during its run—most of them coinciding with a Booker T singles push—it consistently found a way to reform.

Harlem Heat never competed in a WWE ring in part due to Stevie Ray stepping away from full-time in-ring work in 2000. He worked as a commentator in WCW Thunder before the company folded and briefly returned to the ring for World Wrestling All-Stars in 2002. Harlem Heat competed for a final time in 2015 as part of Reality of Wrestling's "The Final Heat" event.

Booker T, who went on to an illustrious WWE career, was inducted as a singles competitor in 2013.