20 memorable Superstar debuts

#18 Booker T

Before making his WWE debut, Booker T had already established himself as a high-caliber contender and one-half of the decorated 10-time tag team champion Harlem Heat. On the final WCW Monday Nitro, following WWE’s buyout of the Atlanta-based organization, Booker T won his fourth WCW Championship.

A few months after the acquisition, as the WCW Invasion was starting to come to fruition, Booker T made his shocking WWE debut by attacking “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at King of the Ring. Never before had a reigning WCW Champion attacked the WWE Champion, let alone at a WWE event.

Booker T’s startling arrival proved that the Monday Night War was not completely over; the struggle had simply taken on a new dimension.