Booker T is mainly remembered for his past in World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action, federations in which he won 35 of the most important titles in the world. He is the most decorated wrestler in WCW history, having held twenty-one belts including five World Heavyweight Championships, six World Television Championships (records) and eleven World Tag Team Championships (records).
In WWE he has won the World Heavyweight Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship once, the United States Championship three times, the Hardcore Championship twice and the World Tag Team Championship three times; he was also the winner of the seventeenth edition of the King of the Ring (2006) and the eighth wrestler in the history of the federation to have completed the Grand Slam (original format).
In 2013 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles wrestler, while in 2019 as part of the Harlem Heat along with his brother Stevie Ray.
Booker T on returning to the ring
While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T said that cinematic matches work for the likes of The Undertaker, Sting, and Bray Wyatt, but not a brawler like him.
“No, that’s not my realm of expertise, I think. I don’t think Booker T’s name requires being in that type of match. I think it works when you have a guy like Sting, when you have a guy like The Undertaker when you have characters like Bray Wyatt.
But, for just Booker T that grew up in South Park, TX, no. He’s OG. He’s bad to the bone. 258 pounds of rompin’, stompin’, grave digging destruction. If he’s going to get somebody, he’s going to get them right in the middle of the ring," said Booker T.
But the Hall of Famer turned up for a match in his promotion Reality of Wrestling, in an eight-man tag team match. He still looks in great shape and could very well get back in the ring once again, which Ric Flair also mentioned recently.
"Well, I think Booker T could wrestle right now. He stays in phenomenal condition. I don’t think he has any injuries I’m aware of that could keep him out of the ring," said Ric Flair. The first RAW of 2021, which will be held on January 4, is a special "Legends Night" show, where several WWE legends will feature on the Red brand.
WWE has so far confirmed the likes of Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Booker T, IRS, Jeff Jarrett, Mark Henry, Carlito, Kurt Angle, and Torrie Wilson, to name a few. WWE hasn't announced what is going to happen at the show.