In WCW he would often say, "Don't hate the player, hate the game." It didn't really catch on. However, it led to a pretty cool moment in WWE. During a feud with Triple H, he and Goldust were talking about Hunter. The conversation ended with Goldust prompting him with "Don't hate the player..." and Booker responding in a murderous tone with "...hate The Game."
And he was the Five Time...Five Time...Five Time...Five Time...Five Time WCW CHAMPION!!!! That one did catch on.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: Harlem Heat (Booker and Stevie Ray)'s original, very short-lived, gimmick in WCW was that they were chained prisoners being led around by their white Southern manager, Col. Robert Parker. note Real name Robert Welch, aka "The Tennesse Stud" Robert Fuller in Memphis and Alabama for decades and Jeff Jarrett's manager Tennessee Lee in 1998 WWE). The idea for the gimmick is usually attributed to wrestler Sid Vicious.
Dreadlock Warrior: For most of the notable part of his career. Not so much now with the 'warrior' part, but he's still got dreads down to his waist.
Earn Your Happy Ending: While a 5-time WCW champ, Booker had to endure a lot setbacks in his WWE career (the finish of WrestleMania XIX is a good example where Triple H squashed him in humiliating fashion) before he finally won a world title again in 2006, five years after joining the company.
Missing Episode: While many people are familiar with the Botchamania quote under the picture, not many know the source of it. "Mean" Gene Okerlund was interviewing Harlem Heat and manager Sister Sherri (Martel) at WCW Spring Stampede 1997, April 6, 1997, to hype the Four Corners Match with Booker T. vs. Stevie Ray vs. Lex Luger vs. The Giant, where the winner would ostensibly get a shot at "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan's WCW World Heavyweight Title at some undetermined point in the future, and Booker finished with the now-infamous quote, which was directed at Hogan. The word was changed to "sucka" for the VHS release.
Morality Pet: Was friends with Goldust despite being a heel. Later on his wife Sharmell filled this role.
Only Sane Man: He shares this role with Josh Matthews when it comes to commentary on Smackdown. Though unlike Josh Matthews, who wisely stays quiet about it, Booker T tends to call Michael Cole out on his insanity.
During his time as King Booker, Booker used an obviously fake British accent. On occasion he'd slip back to his actual accent, mostly when someone caused him to revert to yelling "Tell me, he didn't just say that!"
Whilst part of the Main Event Mafia, Booker used an obviously fake African accent, to portray the idea he was African royalty. He'd slip out of this one just as frequently.
Semi-Retired Badass: Following his return to WWE in 2011, he became a commentator, then he was appointed to be the Smackdown GM in 2012. 48 years old and can still drop a scissors kick on you if you get out of line.
Still Got It: At age 46, he can still go well enough in the ring, and he can still pull off the Spinaroonie too!
To prove this? The Raw of 06/06/11. He gets challenged by Jack Swagger and goaded into a match. Many people expect Swagger to squash him. After all, Booker's a commentator now and the commentary team kept hyping that he had at least four years of ring rust (despite being part of TNA). What happens? Booker beats Swagger so bad, Swagger tries to run away only for Evan Bourne to toss him back into the ring to receive Booker's patented Scissors Kick. Now, can you dig that? Sucka!
Also, a series of very good and closely contested matches with Cody Rhodes, who was about 20 years his junior. Booker came very close to winning the Intercontinental Championship after spending several months in semi-retirement at the announcer's table.
Would Hit a Girl: Hit the Bookend on Team Canada's Major Gunns (Tylene Buck) on the November 15, 2000 WCW Thunder after she hit him with the Canadian flag, though he apologized for it the following week.