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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877 418
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Booker T age 53

2
621 287
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
707 382
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Jay Lethal age 32

4
700 368
Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

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704 322
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Koko B. Ware age 60

6
976 565
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Rock age 45

7
683 257
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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529 234
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Carlos Colon

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508 242
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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557 251
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Mark Henry age 46

11
543 281
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added Norman Smiley age 53

12
550 247
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kofi Kingston age 36

13
507 201
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Farooq age 59

14
436 213
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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481 221
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

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371 198
Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

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382 241
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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360 190
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Rocky Johnson age 73

20
349 180
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Devon age 45

21
301 205
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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324 188
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Jacqueline age 54

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278 181
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kamala age 67

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213 219
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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152 182
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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266 140
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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202 176
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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247 143
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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205 132
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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189 141
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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216 148
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ernie Ladd Died at 69 (1938-2007)

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194 160
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Butch Reed age 63

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188 136
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MarylyleMcCue added Bad News Brown

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222 150
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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250 128
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MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

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126 39
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jimmy Uso age 32

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186 148
Nelson Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Viscera Died at 43 (1971-2014)

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176 136
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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174 162
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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121 40
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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133 127
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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168 107
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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128 171
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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125 88
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MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

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122 146
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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128 106
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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119 151
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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101 178
David Otunga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added David Otunga age 37