WWE The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time  

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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
826 188
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1952-11-15

2
572 173
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1937-06-04

3
614 174
Gordon Solie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1929-01-26

4
506 170
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1951-07-15

5
462 175
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1949-11-29

6
561 161
Jim Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1952-01-03

7
450 153
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1944-11-01

8
332 187
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1978-10-26

9
239 160
Joey Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1971-07-14

10
193 165
Jim Cornette is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1961-09-17

11
154 168
Tony Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1957-11-07

12
204 161
Paul Heyman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-09-11

13
147 100
Gene Okerlund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1942-11-29

14
220 189
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1945-10-12

15
163 181
Michael Cole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1968-12-08

16
148 160
Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1945-08-24

17
120 154
Bob Caudle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Bob Caudle

18
111 182
John Layfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1966-11-29

19
105 162
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-06-07

20
95 169
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-03-01

21
111 151
Tazz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1967-10-11

22
71 156
Eric Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1955-05-27

23
73 156
Matt Striker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1974-06-26

24
61 105
Alfred Hayes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1928-08-08

25
56 142
Antonino Rocca is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
slaft added 1927-04-13 - "I'm going to take my shoes off."

26
78 141
William Regal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1968-05-10

27
38 46
Corey Graves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
AdamSkebo added 1984-02-24

28
71 92
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1954-04-17

29
52 133
Bruno Sammartino is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
slaft added 1935-10-06

30
65 155
Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1972-08-12

31
30 39
Lance Russell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
oldschoolrockisthebest added 1926-03-18

32
39 105
Michael Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1959-03-29

33
48 141
Kevin Kelly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1967-05-09

34
24 104
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1943-06-07

35
20 96
David Crockett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
icoachfb added 1946-01-01

36
6 23
Ian Riccaboni is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
LachlanHetherington added Ian Riccaboni

37
17 91
Freddie Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
icoachfb added 1929-02-19

38
15 98
Rich Landrum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
icoachfb added 1946-03-31

39
36 123
Hugo Savinovich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1959-02-15

40
40 127
Carlos Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1959-10-18

41
21 85
Don West is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
RichardBeecher added 1963-06-20

42
6 31
Byron Saxton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
LachlanHetherington added 1981-08-20

43
22 99
Shawn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1965-07-22

44
21 13
Mike Tenay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Trent Hobson added 1954-08-15