Famous Black Wrestlers

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Kofi Kingston
(Only African-Born World Champion in WWE History)
Kofi Kingston
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Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Ghanaian-American wrestler Kofi Kingston plays for the WWE brand Raw. He was initially known as Kofi Nahaje Kingston and used his Jamaican identity in the wrestling circuit, but later began to be billed from Ghana. The 13-time Tag Team Champion has also won the Intercontinental and U.S. championships.
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Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)
Quinton Jackson
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Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Quinton Jackson is a mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler turned actor. He is famous for his eccentric personality traits and aggressive style of fighting. He is credited with making MMA a popular sport worldwide. As an actor, he has appeared in a few films, including Miss March and Bad Guys. He is a controversial person. 

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Booker T
(Wrestler)
Booker T
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Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
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Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)
Bob Sapp
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Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Brandi Rhodes
(Professional wrestler)
Brandi Rhodes
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Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Nate Parker
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Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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Big E
(American Professional Wrestler and Former Powerlifter)
Big E
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Birthdate: March 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States

Ettore Ewen, better known by his ring name, Big E Langston, currently performs for the WWE’s SmackDown. The 290-pound wrestler first gained fame as a footballer at the University of Iowa. He had also been a powerlifter before taking up wrestling. He has also voiced Canon Wulf in Lazor Wulf.

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William Perry
(American football player)
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Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aiken
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Keith Lee
(Wrestler)
Keith Lee
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Birthdate: November 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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Titus O'Neil
(Wrestler)
Titus O'Neil
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Birthdate: April 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)
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Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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David Otunga
(Professional wrestler)
David Otunga
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Birthdate: April 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States
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Apollo Crews
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: August 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
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Velveteen Dream
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: August 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Benson Henderson
(American Mixed Martial Artist and Former UFC Lightweight Champion)
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Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Benson Henderson is an MMA fighter who has competed in promotions like WEC and UFC. A former UFC Lightweight Champion, Henderson currently competes for Bellator MMA in their Lightweight division. Henderson is also a former WEC Lightweight Champion. In 2012, he was named Fighter of the Year by ESPN. He also won Fighter of the Year Bazzie Award in 2012.

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Ron Simmons
(Wrestlers)
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Birthdate: May 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, USA
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Ember Moon
(Professional Wrestler)
Ember Moon
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Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Garland, Texas, United States
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Shad Gaspard
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)
Shad Gaspard
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Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 17, 2020
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Kevin Randleman
(Mixed martial artist, Wrestler)
Kevin Randleman
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Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11, 2016
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Kamala
(Wrestler)
Kamala
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Birthdate: May 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Senatobia, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 9, 2020
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Viscera
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2014
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Jay Lethal
(Wrestler)
Jay Lethal
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Birthdate: April 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
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R-Truth
(Wrestler)
R-Truth
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Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Tony Atlas
(Bodybuilder)
Tony Atlas
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Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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Cedric Alexander
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Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Lio Rush
(Wrestler)
Lio Rush
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Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanham, Maryland, United States
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Gbenga Akinnagbe
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Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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D'Lo Brown
(Professional Wrestler)
D'Lo Brown
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Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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Moose
(Wrestler)
Moose
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Birthdate: April 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seabrook, Maryland, United States
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Stevie Ray
(Wrestler)
Stevie Ray
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Birthdate: August 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Savio Vega
(Professional wrestler)
Savio Vega
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Birthdate: August 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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Jordan Burroughs
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Birthdate: July 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States
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Ezekiel Jackson
(Wrestler)
Ezekiel Jackson
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Birthdate: April 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linden, Guyana
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D-Von Dudley
(Wrestler)
D-Von Dudley
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Birthdate: August 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
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Red Velvet
(Colombian-American Professional Wrestler & Dancer)
Red Velvet
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Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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JTG
(Wrestler)
JTG
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Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Koko B. Ware
(Wrestler)
Koko B. Ware
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Birthdate: June 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Union City, Tennessee, United States
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Emmanuel Yarbrough
(Martial artist)
Emmanuel Yarbrough
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Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 21, 2015

Emmanuel Yarbrough was an American professional wrestler, martial artist, actor, and football player. Remembered for his achievements as an amateur sumo wrestler, Yarbrough was the heaviest living athlete according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Emmanuel Yarbrough passed away at the age of 51 after suffering a heart attack.

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Lester Speight
(American Football player)
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Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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2 Cold Scorpio
(Wrestler)
2 Cold Scorpio
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Birthdate: October 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
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Bobo Brazil
(Wrestler)
Bobo Brazil
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Birthdate: July 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 20, 1998
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Ernie Ladd
(Football player)
Ernie Ladd
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Birthdate: November 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rayville, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 10, 2007
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Jazz
(Wrestler)
Jazz
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Birthdate: August 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Allen Coage
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 2007
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Kia Stevens
(Wrestlers)
Kia Stevens
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Birthdate: September 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carson, California, USA
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Omos
(Professional wrestler and former college basketball player.)
Omos
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Birthdate: May 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
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Frank Gotch
(Wrestler)
Frank Gotch
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Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16, 1917
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Butch Reed
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: July 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Tamyra Mensah-Stock
(First black woman gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics 2020)
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Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Mijain Lopez
(Wrestler)
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Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba