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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
832 192
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1952-11-15

2
583 173
Gorilla Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1937-06-04

3
512 173
Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1951-07-15

4
622 177
Gordon Solie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1929-01-26

5
573 162
Jim Ross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1952-01-03

6
471 177
Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1949-11-29

7
459 153
Bobby Heenan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1944-11-01

8
336 192
CM Punk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1978-10-26

9
243 164
Joey Styles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1971-07-14

10
157 171
Tony Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1957-11-07

11
195 170
Jim Cornette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1961-09-17

12
210 163
Paul Heyman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-09-11

13
157 100
Gene Okerlund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1942-11-29

14
228 192
Dusty Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1945-10-12

15
168 187
Michael Cole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1968-12-08

16
153 163
Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1945-08-24

17
122 158
Bob Caudle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
Bob Caudle

18
115 185
John Layfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1966-11-29

19
106 167
Mick Foley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-06-07

20
99 172
Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1965-03-01

21
115 155
Tazz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1967-10-11

22
65 106
Alfred Hayes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added 1928-08-08

23
74 159
Eric Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1955-05-27

24
75 160
Matt Striker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
1974-06-26

25
56 146
Antonino Rocca is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wrestling Announcers Of All Time
slaft added 1927-04-13
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