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Booker T says the internet is wrong, his real name is not Robert

On this week’s “The Hall of Fame with Booker T,” he revealed his legal name due to internet controversy and shared what wrestler made him feel like he was having a real fight.

Booker T said his first name is not Robert despite it appearing that way online:

“A lot of people think my name is Robert because of what they see on the internet,” he said. “My real name is Booker T. Huffman Jr.”

“That’s what’s on my birth certificate. I don’t know where Robert Teal Huffman Jr came in. I tell people all the time that I hated my name as a kid. Kids are cruel and they used to call me booger all the time, and I used to get in fights daily because I would have to say, ‘My name is Booker, not booger.’”

“I thought, ‘When I turn 18 years old, I’m changing my name’, because I couldn’t take the ridicule from kids. Then when I turned 18, I thought, ‘That’s not too bad of a name. I’ll hold on to it.’ Now I look at all those suckas who ridiculed me as a kid about my name, Booker T, 2-time Hall of Famer, 6-time World Champ, 35 titles and all that stuff, and still doing it. Booker T is a bad , bad man. So the name, it fits.”

Booker was asked which opponent made it felt like it was a real match:

“Man, I always always said that my war with the late Chris Benoit was the toughest battle I ever had in the ring that made me feel almost like this is not going to get any closer to being real than this, ever.”

“In my career,I don’t think it could get any closer.”

You can view the entirety of this week’s “Hall of Fame” podcast below.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit The Hall Of Fame with Booker T & Brad Gilmore with a h/t to for the transcription

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