Also as you might be aware I have been doing different types of posts recently by sort of putting together pieces focused on certain talent every now and again and I'd rather do that then feel like I am forced to focus on certain talent at a particular time. With that being said let's get to the talent I have selected!
I don't think that there is a better place to start then with two men that helped build the foundation of pro-wrestling in the national TV era. During the 1950's we saw a number of future legends and icons started the ground work of the wrestling business that we know today. Those two names are Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright. Both these individuals are created with paving the way for African American stars in the early days of national pro-wrestling and though both took different paths in their careers they are both still remembered as legends. Bobo would become one of the first successful African American wrestlers and one credited with breaking down many of the color barriers within pro-wrestling at the time of his in ring career. On the other hand with Bearcat he was credited with cutting a promo in Gary, Indiana were he stated that he would not compete in segregated matches anymore. He would then defeat both Freddie Blassie & Killer Kowalski for the WWA & Big Time Wrestling World title respectively proving how much of a draw he could be.
At this point and time both these legends are no longer with us, but their legacy's do in fact transcend time and have given us something to look back on with pride, and now that some people did it right.
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