Legendary WCW tag team Harlem Heat become latest inductees into WWE Hall of Fame

Harlem Heat

Before Monday Night Raw yesterday, WWE unveiled the latest inductees into the 2019 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.

Already confirmed for the ceremony are the collective unit of D-Generation X, which includes Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, X-Pac and Chyna, and there's also individual inductions for Torrie Wilson and The Honky Tonk Man.

And now it's been revealed that the legendary WCW tag team of Harlem Heat, formed of brothers Booker T and Stevie Ray, will enter the class of 2019.

Despite never competing as a team in the WWE, their accomplishments in World Championship Wrestling have secured them a place in esteemed company, and it will be the second ring Booker has claimed after his individual induction in 2013.

Joining WCW in 1993, it took the pair only a year to capture their first WCW Tag Team Championships, guided by the former manager of Randy Savage and Shawn Michaels - Sherri.

Booker ended up becoming a singles star in 1997 following an injury to his brother, but they reformed the team in 1999, becoming record breakers and accumulating 10 title reigns.

Towards the end of 1999 Harlem Heat was surprisingly broken up as Stevie turned on Booker, and they stayed apart for the rest of WCW's existence before the company was sold to WWE in 2001.

Ten-time WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat will enter the WWE Hall of Fame in April

Speaking to USA Today about the news, Stevie Ray said: "I was speechless for a couple of seconds. The last thing I was thinking about was the Hall of Fame.

"I’m going to be honest with you, I hadn’t really thought about it.

"You know, I get the fans hitting me all the time with different things about Harlem Heat needs to be in the Hall of Fame, so on and so forth. But you never know, so I never gave it very much thought.

The duo never teamed together in WWE but their WCW accomplishments merited them a place

"It was surprising, actually, I guess because one reason, my brother and I, we never actually wrestled in the WWE," Booker continued.

"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."

Congrats Booker and Stevie!

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