Things were not always great for Booker. In his younger days, he spent time in prison for robbing a fast food restaurant. When he was released, wrestling became his passion and profession.
Sharmell won the 1991 Miss Black America title. A few years later she joined WCW as Paisley, a member of the Nitro Girls. This is where she met Booker, whom she later married.
I met Booker and Sharmell at the TNA Bound for Glory event in 2008. I love the picture below. It wasn't a rare shot. These two were smiling the whole afternoon. They seemed like they were having a ball there. The whole event was a lot of fun, thanks to the spirit of the wrestlers like Booker and Sharmell.
Booker T and Sharmell in Chicago, IL-October 2008.