Booker T Brother Stevie Ray: Age Gap And Family Tree

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Booker T and his brother Stevie Ray were born only a few years apart. They bear a striking resemblance and share similar interests in wrestling.

Both wrestled as the Harlem Heat duo & won a record 10 WCW World Tag Team Championships.

The one-time WWE Heavyweight Champion and his elder brother Stevie (real name: Lash Steven Huffman) even founded their own wrestling promotion, Reality of Wrestling.

In 2019, the Huffman brothers (Booker T and Stevie Ray) were the Hall of Fame Inductees as the tag team duo Harlem Heat.

Booker T And His Older Brother Stevie Ray
Booker T And His Older Brother Stevie Ray (Source: Pinterest)

Famous with the ring name “Booker T,” Booker T. Huffman Jr. is an American retired wrestler-turned-commentator. Currently, he works as a commentator on the NXT brand.

Turned professional in 1986, he signed with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1993 & wrestled until the WWE (then WWF) bought the franchise in 2001.

While in the WCW, he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (four times), WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (five times) & WCW World Television Championship (7 times).

Upon his move to the WWE, he became a member of The Alliance in 2001 and had notable feuds with the Evolution (Triple-H, Ric Flair, Batista & Randy Orton), Kurt Angle, and Edge.

There, the two-time WWE United States Champion won the 2006 King of the Ring tournament, defeating Bobby Lashley in the finals. Thus, he began wrestling as “King Booker.”

From 2007 to 2011, he wrestled in the TNA before returning to the WWE as a general manager of Smackdown in 2013 (but had a short stint).

Booker T Brother Stevie Ray And Their Age Gap

Born on August 22, 1958, in New York City, Stevie Ray is seven years older brother of a six-time world champion, Booker T.

Lash Steven Huffman, known by his ring name Stevie Ray, began his wrestling career in 1989 on the independent circuit in Texas.

He initially feuded with his younger brother, Booker T.

However, they later formed a tag team called The Ebony Experience and succeeded in the Global Wrestling Federation, winning the GWF Tag Team Championship three times.

In WCW, he held the WCW World Television Championship and headlined the Fall Brawl pay-per-views in 1993 and 1998.

Throughout their career, Stevie Ray and Booker T engaged in various feuds and alliances, including their association with the powerful nWo faction.

An American Semi-Retired Professional Wrestler, Stevie Ray
An American Semi-Retired Professional Wrestler, Stevie Ray (Source: The Movie Data Base)

Following their success in WCW, the brothers reunited with Harlem Heat and captured the Tag Team Championships thrice.

Apart from his tag team accomplishments, Stevie Ray also had individual success, winning the WCW World Television Championship and the GWF North American Heavyweight Championship.

He was known for using the slapjack as a trademark weapon and participating in high-profile events like the War Games.

Stevie Ray retired from in-ring competition in 2002 and became a color commentator for WCW Thunder.

Similarly, in 2013, Stevie Ray inducted Booker T into the WWE Hall of Fame, cementing their legacy in the wrestling world.

Stevie remains active in the media, hosting a radio talk show and a podcast.

Despite the age gap, these brothers have showcased their talent, resilience, and unwavering bond throughout their careers, leaving an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling.

Family Tree Of Booker T- Lost His Father & Mother At A Young Age

Booker T, whose birth name is Robert Booker Tio Huffman Jr., comes from a large family with a diverse family tree.

Born on March 1, 1965, he is the youngest of eight children.

His siblings include Danny, Carolyn, Lula Gayle, Billie Jean, Donald, Lash, Bonita, and himself. Their mother, Rosa Huffman, had eight children from three different men.

By the age of 13, both of his parents died.

He impregnated a 15-year-old girl and became a father at the age of 17. 

His eldest son is Brandon Huffman, and details about the child’s mother are unknown. However, Bookerker never married her.

Booker T Current Wife Sharmell Huffman With Their Kids
Booker T Current Wife, Sharmell Huffman, With Their Kids (Source: Instagram)

Later, on May 23, 1996, he married his first wife, Levestia Huffman.

However, their marriage did not last long, and they divorced on May 8, 2001. The couple did not have any children together.

On February 5, 2005, Booker T married Sharmell Huffman, an American actress and retired professional wrestling valet, dancer, beauty queen, and professional wrestler.

They met when she was a WCW Nitro Girl. Booker and Sharmell are proud parents of twins, a boy named Kendrick and a girl named Kennedy, born on August 5, 2010.

Booker T has experienced hardship and joy throughout his life, but his family remains essential to his journey.

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