#62 – Iconic Black Wrestlers

Our scholars go through the history books to highlight the best and most important black wrestlers in history, and try to make sense of the shocking WWE Championship title change.


The scholars do a quick roundup of their good and bad picks from last week’s episode concerning the WrestleMania card and the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament. What do we think of the Miz as champ? Could we see Bad Bunny as the next challenger? How much does the move to Peacock have to do with the title change?(1:00)

Next, the scholars travel through time to look at the storied history of Iconic Black wrestlers. They look at the wild lives of pioneers like Viro Small and Ethel Johnson, the modern success stories like The Rock and Kofi Kingston, and talk about what sorts of positive changes the next generation of black stars could usher in. (34:00)

Read Joe Colon’s article that Tyler references here

Finally, we hop into the Kayfabe 5020 to answer important questions like “What is the Bullet Club’s version of world domination?”, “What’s the best way to court Hangman Page to be your friend?”, and “What are the easiest ways to win a Last Man Standing match?”. (1:23:00)


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