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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
481 247
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Jay Lethal age 31

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2
411 179
Bobo Brazil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Bobo Brazil Died at 74 (1924-1998)

3
506 259
Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

4
511 231
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Koko B. Ware age 59

5
587 336
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Booker T age 52

6
352 150
Sailor Art Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sailor Art Thomas Died at 79 (1924-2003)

7
387 186
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added Norman Smiley age 52

8
377 163
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Carlos Colon

9
465 205
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

10
642 434
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Rock age 44

11
368 214
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Mark Henry age 45

12
369 206
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kofi Kingston age 35

13
354 176
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Farooq age 58

14
303 184
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sasha Banks age 25

15
341 185
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

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16
296 178
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Bobby Lashley age 40

17
249 157
Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

18
266 191
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
R Truth age 45

19
245 152
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Rocky Johnson age 72

20
245 150
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Devon age 44

21
208 154
Montel Vontavious Porter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MVP age 43

22
129 126
Bearcat Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Bearcat Wright Died at 50 (1932-1982)

23
198 138
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kamala age 66

24
229 152
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Jacqueline age 53

25
150 115
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 30

26
149 161
Titus O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Titus O'Neil age 39

27
148 137
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Stevie Ray age 58

28
136 107
The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added The Boogeyman age 52

29
180 107
Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Godfather age 54

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176 114
Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Tony Atlas age 72

31
133 104
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Awesome Kong age 39

32
157 101
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MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

33
154 119
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ernie Ladd Died at 69 (1938-2007)

34
137 106
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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

35
159 116
D'Lo Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
D'Lo Brown age 46

36
145 135
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Butch Reed age 62

37
124 121
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ahmed Johnson age 46

38
121 99
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Jazz age 43

39
129 114
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
118 103
Alicia Fox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Alicia Fox

41
89 91
Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Ezekiel Jackson age 38

42
107 136
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Sonny King age 72

43
84 99
JTG is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added JTG age 32

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44
97 80
Ricochet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Ricochet age 27

45
86 68
Rich Swann is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Rich Swann

46
74 119
David Otunga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added David Otunga age 37

47
38 15
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jimmy Uso age 31

48
80 106
Darren Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Darren Young age 37

49
34 17
Jey Uso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jey Uso age 31

50
108 118
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Virgil age 54