WWE The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time  

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The following is a list of the best black wrestlers in the history of professional wrestling (or "sports entertainment" for those of you too young to remember anything that took place before John Cena). Through the years the WWF, WCW, and now WWE has seen many black athletes leave an indelible mark on the wrestling industry. Superstars that have paved the way like the "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd, Divas that pushed the pace and raised the bar like Jacqueline, and once in a lifetime trailblazers like The Rock.

Whether they're most well known for their singles career or their tag-team career up in the "big leagues", namely WWE/WWF or WCW, the only requirement for this list of topflight African-American wrestlers is that they were great. That they told tremendous stories in the ring. That wrestling (sports entertainment) wouldn't be the same without them.

So, who is the best black wrestler of all time? Mark out and vote for your favorites now!
list ordered by

1
1,003 472
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 53

2
784 433
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 32

3
1,152 596
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 43

4
679 340
Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Dec. at 74 (1924-1998)

5
739 418
Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

6
761 276
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Dec. at 46 (1952-1998)

7
652 277
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 46

8
740 364
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 60

9
644 264
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 36

10
571 218
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 59

11
530 270
Sailor Art Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Dec. at 79 (1924-2003)

12
565 310
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added age 53

13
549 273
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added

14
527 252
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 26

15
509 234
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 41

16
552 234
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

17
433 213
Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

18
436 259
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 46

19
394 217
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 73

20
397 197
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 45

21
336 231
Montel Vontavious Porter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 44

22
284 182
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 31

23
362 208
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 54

24
312 204
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 67

25
239 249
Titus O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 40

26
302 157
Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 56

27
163 206
Bearcat Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Dec. at 50 (1932-1982)

28
233 178
The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 53

29
221 198
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 59

30
221 157
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 40

31
272 162
Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 73

32
241 166
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)

33
231 160
Alicia Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 31

34
254 167
D'Lo Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 47

35
294 140
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MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

36
211 155
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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

37
211 178
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 63

38
168 55
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added age 32

39
161 56
Jey Uso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added age 32

40
202 151
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added age 44

41
208 172
Nelson Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Dec. at 43 (1971-2014)

42
194 185
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 47

43
202 122
Ricochet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 30

44
150 150
Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 39

45
78 37
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Naomi

46
153 101
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MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

47
138 192
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 73

48
142 172
JTG is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 33

49
147 123
Rich Swann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Rich Swann

50
115 202
David Otunga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 37