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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947 442
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Booker T age 53

2
747 411
Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Jay Lethal age 32

3
645 315
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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Rock age 45

5
717 400
Abdullah the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

6
728 269
Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

7
726 344
James Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Koko B. Ware age 60

8
618 264
Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Mark Henry age 46

9
605 258
Kofi Kingston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kofi Kingston age 36

10
516 255
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)

11
543 252
Carlos Colon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Carlos Colon

12
552 296
Norman Smiley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
callmeking17 added Norman Smiley age 53

13
542 211
Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Farooq age 59

14
478 224
Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Bobby Lashley age 41

15
494 245
Sasha Banks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Sasha Banks age 26

16
524 231
Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

17
408 205
Big E Langston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

18
413 251
Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
R Truth age 46

19
383 198
Rocky Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Rocky Johnson age 73

20
371 189
Devon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Devon age 45

21
322 217
Montel Vontavious Porter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MVP age 44

22
265 172
Xavier Woods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Xavier Woods age 31

23
343 198
Jacqueline Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Jacqueline age 54

24
293 193
Kamala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Kamala age 67

25
229 229
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

26
157 193
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)

27
284 149
Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
The Godfather age 56

28
213 184
Stevie Ray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Stevie Ray age 59

29
218 166
The Boogeyman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added The Boogeyman age 53

30
258 152
Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Tony Atlas age 73

31
203 151
Kia Stevens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Awesome Kong age 40

32
227 157
Ernie Ladd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ernie Ladd Died at 69 (1938-2007)

33
216 145
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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236 159
D'Lo Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
D'Lo Brown age 47

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200 169
Butch Reed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Butch Reed age 63

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271 134
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MarylyleMcCue added Naomi

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145 49
Jimmy Uso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jimmy Uso age 32

39
198 158
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
141 49
Jey Uso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
krazykid28 added Jey Uso age 32

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187 142
Jazz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
slaft added Jazz age 44

42
184 171
Ahmed Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Ahmed Johnson age 47

43
141 138
Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Ezekiel Jackson age 39

44
184 112
Ricochet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Ricochet age 30

45
139 95
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MarylyleMcCue added Cedric Alexander

46
131 181
Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
Sonny King age 73

47
131 159
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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Naomi

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135 115
Rich Swann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
MarylyleMcCue added Rich Swann

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128 162
Darren Young is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Darren Young age 39