Booker T Names His Most Meaningful World Title Wins

Booker T with his Court

As one of the most decorated champions in wrestling history, Booker T has named his most meaningful World Title wins.

During his incredible pro wrestling career as a two-time WWE Hall of Famer that saw him win over 30 championships during his runs in WCW and WWE, Booker T was known for being one of the most talented performers in the industry.

Booker T won his first WCW World Title at Bash at the Beach in July 2000. He would go on to win four WCW World Titles while working there including on the last WCW Monday Nitro episode in March 2001.

After WWE bought WCW in March 2001, Booker T arrived a few months later. Booker won the WCW World Title again on the July 30th, 2001 edition of Raw. Booker would go on to headline and lose the WCW World Title to The Rock at SummerSlam 2001. After that, Booker would refer to himself as a “five-time WCW Champion” repeatedly.

At the 2006 Great American Bash, while he was the heel King Booker on the Smackdown brand, Booker won WWE’s World Heavyweight Title making him a six-time World Champion.

In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Booker T was asked about his most memorable World Title wins.

“Number one and number six. Yeah, number one, you know, when I first won it, it was like a magical moment. You know, I never put myself on the radar as far as winning the World Heavyweight Championship or anything like that. I never dreamt one day of being the World Heavyweight Champion, just never did. I just want to be the best wrestler. I just want to be the best wrestler in the locker room.”

“And being the best wrestler in the locker room has enabled me throughout my career to have had a championship run my ways since the beginning, like from you know, when I was at the independent scene.”

“So for me when I won the World Heavyweight Championship, I remember God, Chris Cruise, we were coming from pay-per-view one night and he goes book one day you’re going to win the World Heavyweight Championship and I say get out of here. Gary Cappetta, that’s who it was, not Chris Cruise, Garry Cappetta said you’re gonna win the Heavyweight Championship one day, and I go ‘Nah, no, wait, let’s get out of here, man.'”

“And many, many years later, I’m in a position to win the World Heavyweight Championship, controversial night of course. But winning it. I think that controversy made that night for me even bigger, you know, more memorable for everyone.”

Booker T would go on to speak about his sixth World Title win that happened when he beat Rey Mysterio and Booker’s wife Queen Sharmell was right there by his side.

“And number six, with my queen, Sharmell, in WWE, it was magical man. Both of those nights was like, equally magical. Like, like to the cosmos man to the nebula. As far as how they felt for me, because winning it with my wife, against Rey Mysterio was so gracious working with the best in the world. Rey Mysterio, my favourite wrestler, what an awesome night.”

Booker T Will Call The Action At NXT’s Great American Bash

Fans of Booker T will get to hear the Hall of Famer call the action with Vic Joseph for tonight’s NXT Great American Bash PLE on Peacock/WWE Network. Here’s the lineup for the show.

* NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Ilja Dragunov

* NXT North American Championship: Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Wes Lee

* NXT Women’s Championship Submission Match: Tiffany Stratton (c) vs. Thea Hail

* NXT Tag Team Titles: Gallus (c) vs. Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo

* Gable Steveson vs. Baron Corbin

* Weapons Wild Match: Blair Davenport vs. Roxanne Perez

* KICKOFF SHOW: Nathan Frazer, Dragon Lee, Valentina Feroz & Yulisa León vs. The Meta-Four (Noam Dar, Oro Mensah, Jakara Jackson & Lash Legend)

You can watch NXT Great American Bash streaming live on Peacock at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and on WWE Network everywhere else

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