When Curt Hawkins showed up on Monday Night Raw last night, it was a comedy sketch that had him wrestling a local indie wrestler who called himself James Harden. So, who is James Harden on WWE Monday Night Raw?
Rest assured, even though Monday Night Raw took place in Houston last night, the James Harden wrestling in this match was not the Houston Rockets All-Pro known for his beard. Instead, this James Harden is local Houston indie wrestler Will Lockhart.
He also isn’t a stranger to at least one WWE Hall of Fame superstar. Color commentator Corey Graves said that he wished Booker T could have been on commentary to let fans know information about James Harden.
Jonathan Coachman missed Raw last night to work a golf tournament and was replaced by David Otunga, instead of Booker T. That is unfortunate because the James Harden on WWE television last night is a student of Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling promotion in Houston.
Yes, James Harden — the man who beat Curt Hawkins by disqualification last night — is a student trained by WWE Hall of Fame superstar, Booker T.
Congrats to my student from @TheOfficialROW Will Lockhart aka James Harden for having a match on #RAW tonight and WINNING! Sorry @TheCurtHawkins, thanks @BaronCorbinWWE, Ha! #DigThat pic.twitter.com/Ya2tMQCY5e
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) June 5, 2018
The WWE Monday Night Raw segment saw Curt Hawkins come to the ring and pass a table full of tacos. Hawkins has not won a match since making his return to the WWE and had a record of 0-199. He said he would make history and not lose that 200th match in a row. He also said that, when he won, he would treat the entire Houston crowd with free tacos.