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
972 456
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 53

2
771 416
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 32

3
668 322
Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Died at 74 (1924-1998)

4
1,105 591
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 45

5
746 273
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Died at 46 (1952-1998)

6
726 411
Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

7
637 271
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 46

8
732 358
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 60

9
625 260
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 36

10
527 263
Sailor Art Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Died at 79 (1924-2003)

11
561 302
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added age 53

12
558 214
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 59

13
545 265
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added

14
496 229
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 41

15
513 247
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 26

16
539 232
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

17
422 209
Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

18
427 254
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 46

19
390 208
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 73

20
386 194
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 45

21
329 226
Montel Vontavious Porter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 44

22
277 178
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 31

23
357 203
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 54

24
308 197
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 67

25
234 240
Titus O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 40

26
295 154
Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 56

27
162 199
Bearcat Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Died at 50 (1932-1982)

28
228 172
The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 53

29
218 192
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 59

30
218 153
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 40

31
267 157
Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 73

32
237 161
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Died at 69 (1938-2007)

33
226 154
Alicia Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 31

34
249 162
D'Lo Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 47

35
287 137
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MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

36
208 151
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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

37
208 173
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 63

38
157 53
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added age 32

39
152 54
Jey Uso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added age 32

40
199 146
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added age 44

41
206 166
Nelson Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Died at 43 (1971-2014)

42
190 179
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 47

43
196 117
Ricochet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added age 30

44
147 144
Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 39

45
149 97
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MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

46
73 34
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Naomi

47
138 186
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
age 73

48
143 119
Rich Swann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Rich Swann

49
136 167
JTG is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 33

50
132 171
Darren Young is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added age 39