By Andrew William Wright, Booker T. Huffman
Booker T. Huffman, 2013 WWE corridor of Famer and winner of thirty-five championship titles inside of WWE, WCW, and TNA, has once more paired up with best-selling coauthor Andrew William Wright to discover Booker T's tale from his humble seasoned wrestling beginnings to changing into an international star and icon. Booker T: My upward thrust To Wrestling Royalty is Huffman's hugely expected follow-up to the 2012 award-winning Booker T: From criminal to vow, during which Booker exact his turbulent coming-of-age at the streets of Houston, Texas.
Revisit hard-hitting a long time with Booker T as he trips via international Championship Wrestling (WCW) and global Wrestling leisure (WWE). in this time he blazed a path of professional wrestling good fortune on a highway that took him from his tag crew days in Harlem warmth, with brother Stevie Ray (Lash), to his remarkable singles profession that drew hundreds of thousands world wide to WCW's Monday Nitro, and onward via his unforgettable fits that resulted in his taking the throne as King Booker and changing into the FIVE-TIME, FIVE-TIME, FIVE-TIME, FIVE-TIME, FIVE-TIME (and ultimately six-time) international heavyweight champion.
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Booker T: My Rise To Wrestling Royalty by Andrew William Wright, Booker T. Huffman