The Top 25 Wrestling Announcers of All Time
Any fan of pro wrestling would acknowledge the significant role an announcer plays in making an event a hit! Can you imagine watching a performance that has no announcer present to comment on every exciting move the wrestlers make? Neither can we! Commentary is an integral part of professional wrestling, and a good announcer can make an average match seem exciting to the spectators simply by choosing the right words and tone. Announcing a wrestling match is not an easy task and we need to give due credit to the announcers. We have compiled a list of the top 25 wrestling announcers of all time.
Also Known As: Roderick George Toombs, Rowdy Roddy Piper
Birthday: 17 April 1954
Born In: Saskatoon, Canada
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 31 July 2015
Apart from his wrestling career, Roddy Piper was also a recognized commentator. From 1981 to 1982, he worked as a commentator for the 'Georgia Championship Wrestling' (GCW) promotion.
2. Gene Okerlund
Also Known As: Eugene Arthur Okerlund
Birthday: 29 December 1942
Born In: Brookings, South Dakota, United States
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died On: 02 January 2019
In the 1986 'Slammy Awards,' Gene Okerlund was honored with the 'Best Commentator' award. He was inducted into the 'WWE Hall of Fame' in 2006.
3. Jim Ross
Also Known As: James William Ross
Birthday: 03 January 1952
Born In: Fort Bragg, California, United States
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Regarded as the greatest wrestling commentator, Jim Ross was inducted into the 'WWE Hall of Fame' in 2007. He has been honored by 'Wrestling Observer Newsletter' with several 'Best Television Announcer' awards.
4. Booker T
Also Known As: Booker T. Huffman Jr.
Birthday: 01 March 1965
Born In: Plain Dealing, Louisiana, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
In 2015, Booker T replaced Jerry Lawler as a commentator on WWE Raw. It was later announced that Booker T would be working full-time as a commentator.
Also Known As: Randall Mario Poffo, Macho Man
Birthday: 15 November 1952
Born In: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died On: 20 May 2011
In January 1993, when WWE Raw began, Randy Savage served predominantly as a color commentator. He also served as a commentator during the 1994 'King of the Ring' event.