Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Black History Month is being celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and the WWE Network is honoring the contributions of black (I don’t use the term African-American because not all black wrestlers were from the United States) athletes from many promotions as well as many historical eras. While professional wrestling has not shied away from running racist angles, wise promoters have looked past a person’s skin color in order to make money with wrestlers, regardless of race. Join me as I look at some of wrestling's premier black athletes, beginning with "Soul Man" Rocky Johnson.
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