The 50 greatest ring names ever!

#48 Bobo Brazil

One of sports-entertainment’s true pioneers was born with an awesome name — Houston Harris. But it was under the guise of Bobo Brazil that this big man from Benton Harbor, Mich., made greater strides for African-Americans in the ring than perhaps any other competitor. Often referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of wrestling,” the 270-pounder originally went by the name “Boo Boo” Brazil, but when a promoter made a printing error, he simply became Bobo. The name stuck and Brazil went on to become a WWE Hall of Famer as well as an integral trailblazer. — RYAN MURPHY