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!

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

2
722 398
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Jay Lethal age 32

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633 303
Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Bobo Brazil Died at 74 (1924-1998)

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

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1,028 567
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Rock age 43

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715 334
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Koko B. Ware age 60

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703 260
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

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590 254
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Mark Henry age 46

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511 247
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)

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535 243
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Carlos Colon

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545 287
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added Norman Smiley age 53

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574 251
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kofi Kingston age 36

13
521 204
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Farooq age 59

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473 237
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sasha Banks age 26

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

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

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

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394 245
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
R Truth age 46

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372 192
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Rocky Johnson age 73

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357 185
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Devon age 45

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

Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young

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

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329 192
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Jacqueline age 54

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

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

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154 187
Bearcat Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Bearcat Wright Died at 50 (1932-1982)

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

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Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Stevie Ray age 59

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The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added The Boogeyman age 53

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

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220 152
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ernie Ladd Died at 69 (1938-2007)

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193 146
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Awesome Kong age 40

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209 138
Alicia Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Alicia Fox age 31

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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

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196 164
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Butch Reed age 63

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226 153
D'Lo Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
D'Lo Brown age 47

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MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

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193 151
Nelson Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Viscera Died at 43 (1971-2014)

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133 44
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jimmy Uso age 32

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181 166
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ahmed Johnson age 47

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130 44
Jey Uso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jey Uso age 32

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178 139
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Jazz age 44

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

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

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129 92
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MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

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128 176
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Sonny King age 73

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123 152
JTG is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added JTG age 33

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131 109
Rich Swann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Rich Swann

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123 155
Darren Young is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Darren Young age 39

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