Sports

The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time 

Ranker Wrestling
Originally by
Updated February 1, 2019 18.6k votes 1.8k voters 9.6k views 48 items

As important as the wrestling itself is the way the wrestler's match is called. So, this is a list of the best wrestling announcers of all time. 

Actually, it's more important. I believe it's safe to say that a great match can be ruined by bad announcing, and a terrible match can be made awesome by great announcing. If the announcers are into it, if the announcers are telling a story and making the WWE Universe, or wrestling fans around the world believe in what's on the screen, that's when the product becomes something special.

All of the wrestling announcers featured on this list were able to do just that. They were able to make the product something greater than it already was. Almost every single one of wrestling's greatest moments, whether it be WWE, WCW, TNA, ECW, or otherwise, has a great "call" to go with it.

"They boyhood dream has come true..."  "...God as my witness, he's broken in half!!"  "The Austin Era has begun!!!" among many, many others.

So, who is the greatest wrestling announcer of all time? Both play-by-play and color commentary announcers are included in this list because it is always a team effort in wrestling.

Vote for your favorite announcer now and watch them climb the ladder to greatness.
list ordered by
1
Jim Ross is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 67 from Fort Bragg, California, United States of America
2
Gordon Solie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1929-2000) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
3
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 74 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
4
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011) from Columbus, Ohio, USA
5
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Dec. at 62 (1937-1999) from New York City
6
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 67 from Area code 218, Minneapolis, Area code 612, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Minnesota
7
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 69 from Tennessee, USA, Memphis
8
Gene Okerlund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added Age 76 from Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States of America
9
Joey Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 47 from New York City, New York, USA
10
Paul Heyman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 53 from Scarsdale, New York, USA
11
Jim Cornette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Jim Cornette Age 57 from Louisville, Kentucky, USA
12
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 40 from Chicago, Illinois, USA
13
Tony Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 61 from Craigsville, Virginia, United States of America
14
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 73 from Texas, USA, Austin
15
Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 73 from USA, North Carolina, Pinehurst
16
Lance Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
oldschoolrockisthebest added
17
Tazz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 51 from New York City
18
Bob Caudle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Bob Caudle
19
Michael Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 50 from Syracuse, New York, United States of America
20
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added Age 64 from Saskatoon, Canada
21
Mike Tenay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Trent Hobson added Age 64 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
22
Corey Graves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
AdamSkebo added Age 34 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23
Larry Zbyszko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 67 from Chicago
24
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 53 from Texas
25
John Layfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Age 52 from Sweetwater, Texas, United States of America