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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
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1951-07-15
2
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1937-06-04
3
Gordon Solie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1929-01-26
4
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1949-11-29
5
Jim Ross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1952-01-03
6
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1944-11-01
7
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1952-11-15
8
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1978-10-26
9
Joey Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1971-07-14
10
Gene Okerlund is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1942-11-29
11
Tony Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1957-11-07
12
Jim Cornette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Jim Cornette 1961-09-17
13
Paul Heyman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-09-11
14
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1945-10-12
15
Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1945-08-24
16
Bob Caudle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Bob Caudle
17
Michael Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1968-12-08
18
Roddy Piper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1954-04-17
19
Tazz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1967-10-11
20
John Layfield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1966-11-29
21
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-03-01
22
Alfred Hayes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1928-08-08
23
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-06-07
24
Eric Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1955-05-27
25
Matt Striker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1974-06-26