The Greatest Black Wrestlers Of All Time

Black wrestlers have made a significant contribution to the overall success of wrestling promotions around the world. Although a daunting task, we have managed to make a list of the greatest black wrestlers of all time. Check out the list below to see if your favorite black wrestler has made the cut!

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Also Known As: Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah
Gender: Male
Birthday: 14 August 1981
Born In: Kumasi, Ghana
Sun Sign: Leo

Kofi Kingston has held several WWE titles, such as the 'Intercontinental Championship,' 'United States Championship,' and 'Tag Team Championships' (Raw and SmackDown). In 2019, he was ranked 4th in the 'PWI 500' list.


2. Junkyard Dog

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Also Known As: Sylvester Ritter
Gender: Male
Birthday: 13 December 1952
Born In: Wadesboro, North Carolina, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died On: 01 June 1998

Junkyard Dog is often regarded as the first black wrestler to be honored with the undisputed top star status in WWF. In 2004, he was inducted into the 'WWE Hall of Fame.' In 2012, he was inducted into the 'Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.'


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Also Known As: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Nickname: The Rock, The Brahma Bull, The Great One, The People's Champion, The Corporate Champion
Gender: Male
Birthday: 02 May 1972
Born In: Hayward
Sun Sign: Taurus

After winning his first 'WWF Championship' in 1998, Dwayne Johnson won many more titles. As one of WWF's 'Attitude Era' pioneers, he is considered one of WWE's greatest wrestlers.


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Also Known As: Mark Jerrold Henry
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12 June 1971
Born In: Silsbee, Texas, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini

A three-time 'Slammy Award' winner, Mark Henry was ranked ninth in the PWI 500 list in 2012. In 2018, he was inducted into the 'WWE Hall of Fame.'


5. Booker T

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Also Known As: Booker Huffman, Booker T., Robert Booker Tio Huffman, Kole, King Booker, G.I. Bro, Booker, Booker T. Huffman, The Book, The Booker Man
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01 March 1965
Born In: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
A six-time world champion, Booker T has also held several other prestigious championship titles, such as the 'World Heavyweight Championship,' 'WWE Intercontinental Championship,' and 'WWE United States Championship.' He was twice inducted into the 'WWE Hall of Fame.'