Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top 5 Black Superstars in the history of Professional Wrestling

5. Mark Henry
The World Strongest Man made his debut in the WWE in 1996. Since his debut he has always found a way to keep himself on the radar in one way or another. Whether it was being the force of the Nation, perhaps being Sexual Chocolate with a sex addiction, or being the C.E.O. of the Hall of Pain, Mark Henry has been a force int he WWE for years. In 2011, Henry, after 13 years silenced his critics when he broke through the glass ceiling to become World Heavyweight Champion.  

4. Booker T
The five time, five time, five time, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T's career soared to heights no one could have predicted when he was a 10 time WCW tag team champion. In a time when WCW was on its last leg, Booker held the company on his back and not only being their world champion, but also the United States Champion. Booker T would also go into the WWE and become the lone superstar to find success up north.

3. Bobo Brazil
He is known as the Jackie Robinson of Professional Wrestling. Brazil became the first Black NWA champion when he defeated the Nature Boy Buddy Rogers. Due to the fact that Rogers claimed he was injured, Brazil gave the title back and that title reign is not recognized. Brazil is a multiple time world champion in various promotions. He was also a 7 WWWF United States Champion. He was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.

2. Junkyard Dog
During the 1980s, the Junkyard Dog was one of the most popular superstars in the company. While he was never a champion, he was simply over. Many would argue at one point and time, he was more popular than professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan. If the state of the WWE Championship was the same in the 80s as it is today, there is no doubt that he would have had multiple championships.

1. The Rock
Some people do not like to categorize The Great One as black, why not, his dad was. The Rock is perhaps the most charismatic superstars in the history of professional wrestling. His in ring work is often overshadowed by his incredible micrphone skills. When the seven time WWE Champion walks into a WWE arena, the crowd literally explodes and channels are changed to tune in what he has to say. The Rock without a doubt is the best black superstar in the history of professional wrestling.

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