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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
578 256
Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Bobo Brazil Died at 74 (1924-1998)

2
664 350
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Jay Lethal age 32

3
794 396
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Booker T age 53

4
661 337
Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

5
655 295
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Koko B. Ware age 60

6
630 240
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

7
522 248
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added Norman Smiley age 53

8
873 544
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Rock age 45

9
485 215
Sailor Art Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sailor Art Thomas Died at 79 (1924-2003)

10
505 215
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Carlos Colon

11
506 237
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Mark Henry age 46

12
499 234
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kofi Kingston age 36

13
466 194
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Farooq age 59

14
396 198
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Bobby Lashley age 41

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

15
411 221
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sasha Banks age 26

16
443 212
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

17
343 182
Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

18
352 225
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
R Truth age 46

19
334 172
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Rocky Johnson age 73

20
316 171
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Devon age 45

21
279 187
Montel Vontavious Porter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MVP age 44

The Best Showtime Shows of All Time, Ranked

22
220 143
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 31

23
258 165
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kamala age 67

24
296 179
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Jacqueline age 54

25
146 166
Bearcat Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Bearcat Wright Died at 50 (1932-1982)

26
197 203
Titus O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Titus O'Neil age 40

27
248 129
Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Godfather age 56

28
188 140
The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added The Boogeyman age 53

Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young

29
187 165
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Stevie Ray age 59

30
223 135
Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Tony Atlas age 73

31
173 130
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Awesome Kong age 40

32
199 139
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ernie Ladd Died at 69 (1938-2007)

33
183 122
Alicia Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Alicia Fox age 31

34
171 126
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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

35
176 152
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Butch Reed age 63

Celebrities With Heterochromia Iridis

36
205 140
D'Lo Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
D'Lo Brown age 47

37
227 120
Ranker Video
MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

38
162 148
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ahmed Johnson age 47

39
171 137
Nelson Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Viscera Died at 43 (1971-2014)

40
105 30
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jimmy Uso age 32

41
157 124
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Jazz age 44

42
100 31
Jey Uso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jey Uso age 32

The Real Names of 52 Wrestlers

43
118 120
Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Ezekiel Jackson age 39

44
144 98
Ricochet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Ricochet age 30

45
122 159
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Sonny King age 73

46
111 130
JTG is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added JTG age 33

47
114 93
Rich Swann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Rich Swann

48
108 81
Ranker Video
MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

49
92 161
David Otunga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added David Otunga age 37

50
103 142
Darren Young is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Darren Young age 39