WWE's Most Heated Sibling Rivalries

Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray)

When debating the greatest tag team in WCW history, Harlem Heat and The Steiner Brothers are more or less interchangeable. As Harlem Heat, brothers Booker T and Stevie Ray accumulated 10 WCW Tag Team Titles starting in 1993. In 1996, while Stevie Ray was recovering from an injury, Booker T began to achieve singles success, winning the WCW Television Championship. Upon Stevie Ray’s return, he did not rejoin his brother and instead joined The New World Order. (WATCH)

Respecting his brother’s decision, Booker T and Stevie Ray were able to co-exist on opposite sides of the WCW/nWo struggle. Eventually, the brothers reformed Harlem Heat and once again conquered WCW’s tag team division. But in late 1999, Midnight joined Harlem Heat and the female bodybuilder drove a rift between the brothers. Though The nWo wasn’t enough to split them apart, it was a woman that ultimately drove a rift between the two.

Neither competitor had a romantic interest in Midnight, but her addition to Harlem Heat did not sit well with Stevie Ray and he challenged the female bodybuilder to a match to determine whether she would remain with the duo. Shockingly, Midnight won the contest and an irate Stevie Ray finally turned on his brother.

The 10-time WCW Tag Team Champions faced off at Souled Out 2000, a contest Booker T won by disqualification when Big T interfered. Stevie Ray then formed his own version of Harlem Heat and clashed with his brother over the rights and usage of the name. At SuperBrawl, Booker faced Big T for the rights to the “T” in their names, as well as the “Harlem Heat” moniker. Big T won the match, forcing Booker to lose the use of his entrance music and to be known simply as “Booker.”

As Harlem Heat 2000 expanded their ranks, Booker recruited Billy Kidman to battle Stevie Ray and Big T at Uncensored 2000. With the high-flyer’s help, the five-time WCW Champion defeated his brother and the tension between the two began to lessen. A short time later, Stevie Ray proved blood was thicker than water and reconciled with Booker T before ultimately retiring from active competition.