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Harlem Heat announced for this year's WWE Hall of Fame class


A third name is set to join the list of two-time WWE Hall of Famers.

WWE announced via USA Today that Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) will be inducted into their Hall of Fame over WrestleMania 35 weekend. With him being inducted alongside his brother, Booker T will become a two-time WWE Hall of Famer.

Booker T was first inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame individually in 2013. Stevie Ray was the person who inducted him.

Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels (who is being inducted as part of D-Generation X this year) are the only other two-time WWE Hall of Famers.

"I was speechless for a couple of seconds. The last thing I was thinking about was the Hall of Fame," Stevie Ray told USA Today. "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."

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

"My brother and I were together for eight and a half years in WCW and together another two years prior in the Global Wrestling Federation. So we had a career as a tag team, and to be recognized as one of the great tag teams of all time…. [there were] a lot of great tag teams that we competed against back in the day, like the Steiners, the Nasty Boys and the Road Warriors, Sting and Lex Luger, Public Enemy -- so many guys we got a chance to grapple with back then, and to be recognized, it’s pretty awesome.”

Harlem Heat held the WCW Tag Team titles 10 times during their career.

D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, X-Pac, Road Dogg & Billy Gunn), Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson, and Harlem Heat have now been announced for this year's Hall of Fame class. The induction ceremony is taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 6.