Showing posts with label WCW. Show all posts
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Friday, September 23, 2022

New Book: Pro Wrestling's Black World Champions by Julian L.D. Shabazz and David L. Shabazz

A new book entitled, “Pro Wrestling’s Black World Champions”, is co-authored by the late Julian L.D. Shabazz, historian and leading authority on the history of African-American wrestlers, and his brother professor and scholar David L. Shabazz.

The book profiles the African American wrestlers who have held the world heavyweight championship in one of the major wrestling companies. The title holders profiled range from Bearcat Wright and Ernie Ladd to The Rock, Booker T, and Jackie Moore.

In addition, it also profiles the heavyweight champions from the days of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) to the current World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Pro Wrestling’s Black World Champions offers insight into their careers, background, and signature moves and slogans that propelled each wrestler to the top of their respective federation.

The book is available now on Amazon and all bookstores across the United States.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Harlem Heat to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Although the tag team never wrestled in the WWF/WWE, the 10 time WCW tag team champions Harlem Heat are to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class.

The team is made up of WWE Hall of Famer Booker T (Robert Booker) and his brother Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman).

This also means Booker will become a two-time Hall of Famer, as he was inducted as a singles wrestler in 2013.

The announcement caught Booker T by surprise:

It was surprising, actually, I guess because one reason, my brother and I, we never actually wrestled in the WWE. My brother took a step aside at that point in time because he had a daughter, and he wanted to see her grow up and see her go to college. He got a chance to do that. But our career in WCW was awesome.

Harlem Heat joins a Hall of Fame class that includes D-Generation X, The Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson. The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on the WWE Network on Saturday, April 6th, at 8:00 p.m. ET.