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
710 383
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Jay Lethal age 32

3
624 289
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)

4
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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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707 324
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Koko B. Ware age 60

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Rock age 45

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687 257
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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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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Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Carlos Colon

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509 243
Sailor Art Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sailor Art Thomas Died at 79 (1924-2003)

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544 282
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added Norman Smiley age 53

12
554 249
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kofi Kingston age 36

13
509 202
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Farooq age 59

14
439 214
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Bobby Lashley age 41

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

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

20
349 182
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

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

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

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189 142
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Awesome Kong age 40

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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

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195 161
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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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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187 148
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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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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177 136
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Jazz age 44

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175 163
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ahmed Johnson age 47

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

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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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168 108
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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128 172
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Sonny King age 73

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MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

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122 147
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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128 107
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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120 151
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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102 178
David Otunga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added David Otunga age 37