Early Black Champions

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Viro Small was born into Slavery in South Carolina, and ended up a marquee name in the NYC wrestling scene.

Frank Crozier was born in Jamaica, and went on to win the most prestigious wrestling tournament in England; and got in the ring with the greatest boxer of his lifetime.

What do these man have in common? They were the first two black wrestling champions!

Join Nick, Chango, and guest Bruce Wayans as they discuss their lives, careers, and crazy adventures!

Source Material-

-Black Sam’s statue- documentary by Elliot Marquis

-Jack Johnson in Spain, Pablo Merida

-Frank Crozier: A Jamacian Wrestling CHampion in Spain, by Carlos Garcia, on playingpasts.co.uk

-The First black wrestling world champion, catch wrestling U youtube channel

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