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Lash Huffman : biography

22 August 1960 -

Lash R. Huffman (born August 22, 1958), better known by his ring name Stevie Ray, is a retired American professional wrestler. Huffman is best known for his tenure with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was one-half of the tag team Harlem Heat, with his younger brother Booker T. He achieved championship success in the singles and tag team divisions of WCW, becoming a one-time WCW World Television Champion, and, with his brother, a record ten-time WCW World Tag Team Champion. Huffman was a two-time pay-per-view headliner in WCW,Headlined Fall Brawl 1993 and 1998. and was a member of the New World Order (nWo).

Full retirement

In 2005, Lash and Booker Huffman opened the Booker T and Stevie Ray Pro Wrestling Academy in Houston. In addition to running his garage, Lash has also helped with the training of several upcoming wrestlers in the PWA. Lash, along with his brother Booker T, helped retrain former WWE superstar Marty Wright, who wrestled as the Boogeyman, after he was released from World Wrestling Entertainment the first time. After only two weeks of intense training with Lash and Booker at the PWA, Wright was rehired by WWE. In 2013, Huffman made an appearance at the WWE Hall of Fame, inducting his brother and tag team partner Booker T.

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Career

Early career

Lash Huffman started wrestling in 1989 as Super Collider in the independent circuit in Texas. In Ivan Putski's Western Wrestling Alliance, he first started feuding with his brother, Booker (who was G.I. Bro at the time) under the ring name Jive Soul Bro. He began teaming with his brother as Stevie Ray (named after Stevie Ray Vaughan) in a tag team called The Ebony Experience for the Global Wrestling Federation, which was on ESPN. They were faces and feuded with the "Blackbirds" of Iceman Parsons and Brickhouse Brown. They won the Tag Team titles three times. Huffman then went on to win the GWF North American Title in 1993.

World Championship Wrestling

Early WCW

In August 1993, they went to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and changed their team name to Harlem Heat. Initially Lash was known as Kane while Booker became Kole. They were then billed from Harlem. They became heels and were on Harley Race and Col. Rob Parker's team in the War Games at Fall Brawl on September 19, 1993, with Vader and Sid Vicious against Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes and The Shockmaster. They lost the match when Shockmaster forced Booker (Kole) to submit.

In 1994, they got Sister Sherri as their manager and changed their names back to Booker T and Stevie Ray. They feuded with Stars and Stripes (The Patriot and Marcus Bagwell) and won the WCW Tag Team Titles for the first time.

From there, they feuded with The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs) and got into a feud with Col. Parker's "Stud Stable" of Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck where Parker and Sherri were carrying on a love affair. During this time, Stevie and Booker lost the titles to the Nasty Boys, regained them, then lost them to Slater and Buck and regained them again. They eventually gained Parker as a manager as he abandoned Slater and Buck to be with Sherri. Harlem Heat won the WCW World Tag Team Championship three times in 1995, trading the titles with the American Males (Bagwell and Scotty Riggs) in the early fall.

They had brief feuds with Lex Luger and Sting, trading the titles back and forth in early 1996 and The Road Warriors before starting a long feud with Rick and Scott Steiner in 1996. In October, they lost their titles to The Outsiders, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, when Nash used Parker's cane to attack Stevie. They would then fire the Colonel, beat him up, turn face, and enter into a brief feud against Parker's newest team The Amazing French Canadians, a feud they would win.

In 1997 they feuded with Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock), The Steiners and the New World Order. In the summer of 1997, they fired Sherri and added a new manager, Jacqueline. They were briefly put out of action by the nWo and returned to feud with the Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian). As 1998 started to roll around, Stevie had to take some time off from WCW from January to June. Meanwhile, Booker T would go on to win WCW World Television Championship. Through the association with his brother, he would gain his only singles title in WCW, as when Booker took time off with an injury as Television Champion from July to October, Stevie got a "power of attorney" to defend the belt for Booker. He then engaged in a short feud with Chavo Guerrero, Jr. over the right to defend the belt and dropping it to Chris Jericho afterwards.

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