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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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Age: 47

Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Defensive tackle

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Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Age: 48

Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Age: 61

Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Position: Defensive tackle, Tackle

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Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Age: 33

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

Nationality: United States of America

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Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Nationality: United States of America

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Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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James Ware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Devon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Sailor Art Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Kamala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

Birthplace: Senatobia, Mississippi, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Montel Vontavious Porter... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
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Birthplace: Northampton, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

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