Famous Black Wrestlers

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 1 Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Daniel Cormier is a retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler who is a former  King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion. He began wrestling while still in school and attended Colby Community College, where he continued to wrestle. He then turned professional and also ventured into mixed martial arts. He has also made a few media appearances. 

 2 Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15, 2020

The father of former WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, Rocky Johnson was a popular Canadian professional wrestler. He was the first black wrestler to win the Georgia Heavyweight Championship. He inspired several popular wrestlers, such as The Rock. He is also credited with helping wrestlers like Hulk Hogan establish themselves in the wrestling world.

 3 Mark Henry

Mark Henry
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Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: ilsbee, Texas, United States

Mark Henry is an American powerlifter, strongman, Olympic weightlifter, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearance in WWE, where he was often referred to as the world's strongest man. In 2018, he was made an inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. A three-time USA National Weightlifting Champion, Henry holds several weightlifting records.

 4 Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
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.

 5 Quinton Jackson

Quinton Jackson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
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. 

 6 Booker T

Booker T
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: March 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States

 7 Bob Sapp

Bob Sapp
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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 8 Brandi Rhodes

Brandi Rhodes
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 9 Nate Parker

Nate Parker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

 10 William Perry

William Perry
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aiken

 11 Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

 12 Keith Lee

Keith Lee
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

 13 David Otunga

David Otunga
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: April 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States

 14 Velveteen Dream

Velveteen Dream
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 15 Titus O'Neil

Titus O'Neil
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

 16 Ember Moon

Ember Moon
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Garland, Texas, United States

 17 Jade Cargill

Jade Cargill
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Basketball player
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

 18 Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons
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Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: May 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, USA

 19 Viscera

Viscera
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2014

 20 Kamala

Kamala
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: May 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Senatobia, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 9, 2020

 21 Jay Lethal

Jay Lethal
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

 22 Phil Davis

Phil Davis
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Mr. Wonderful Phil Davis is a popular American MMA fighter who represents Bellator MMA. He has previously been a four-time NCAA D-I All-American at Penn State and also boasts of a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He had also excelled in tennis and cross-country running in his younger days.

 23 Shad Gaspard

Shad Gaspard
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Basketball player
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 17, 2020

 24 R-Truth

R-Truth
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 25 Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 26 Gbenga Akinnagbe

Gbenga Akinnagbe
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 27 Tony Atlas

Tony Atlas
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

 28 Stevie Ray

Stevie Ray
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 29 D'Lo Brown

D'Lo Brown
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: October 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey, United States

 30 Moose

Moose
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seabrook, Maryland, United States

 31 Lio Rush

Lio Rush
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanham, Maryland, United States

 32 Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States

 33 D-Von Dudley

D-Von Dudley
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States

 34 Savio Vega

Savio Vega
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: August 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

 35 Ezekiel Jackson

Ezekiel Jackson
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linden, Guyana

 36 Koko B. Ware

Koko B. Ware
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: June 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Union City, Tennessee, United States

 37 Red Velvet

Red Velvet
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 38 Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Boxer
Birthdate: November 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Apart from winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, former middleweight boxer Anthony Ogogo has also bagged a Commonwealth Games silver. Now a wrestler, he represents All Elite Wrestling. Popular on TV, too, he teamed up with Oti Mabuse to appear on the dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

 39 Emmanuel Yarbrough

Emmanuel Yarbrough
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Famous As: Martial artist
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.

 40 JTG

JTG
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 41 Lester Speight

Lester Speight
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 42 2 Cold Scorpio

2 Cold Scorpio
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 43 Ernie Ladd

Ernie Ladd
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rayville, Louisiana, United States
Died: March 10, 2007

 44 Butch Reed

Butch Reed
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

 45 Bobo Brazil

Bobo Brazil
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 20, 1998

 46 Jazz

Jazz
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 47 Kia Stevens

Kia Stevens
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Famous As: Wrestlers
Birthdate: September 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carson, California, USA

 48 Allen Coage

Allen Coage
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 2007

 49 Norman Smiley

Norman Smiley
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: February 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

 50 Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16, 1917