Over the years at SLAM! Wrestling, we have covered the troubling problem of racism in the world of professional wrestling in our “Minority Mat Report” investigative reports.

We have launched this subsection of SLAM! Wrestling to collect all of these groundbreaking reports, in order for readers to explore more about pro wrestling’s history, and to honour those men and women who stood up against racism in the wrestling world.

By shedding light on this controversial topic, Minority Mat Report aims to help wrestling become a more welcoming environment for future wrestlers in the years to come. Anyone with stories to tell can email us at MinorityMatReport@cinemasinner.com.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.


Aboriginal wrestlers didn’t always dance to the same tune

The rocky road of African-Americans in wrestling

Racial prejudice in wrestling: Sonny Onoo’s story

Discrimination of South Asians has lessened through the years

Discrimination was always a part of Chavo Guerrero Sr.’s life

Anti-Semitism in wrestling: Paul Heyman’s story


#SpeakingOut section


Minority Mat Report Editor: Ranjan Chhibber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Humanities and Pop Culture, Florida State College.