To celebrate Ring of Honor’s 15th anniversary, Place to Be Nation and Voices of Wrestling teamed up to present The Honor Roll: ROH’s 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever and an offshoot poll ROH’s 10 Greatest Non-Wrestlers.

The nomination process back in June 2016, with discussion carrying through into the open voting period of this past February. In full, we received 111 ballots for the ROH’s 50 Greatest Ever poll and 42 ballots for the Non-Wrestler offshoot.

Criteria

There were no set criteria for the Non-Wrestler balloting. Our nomination list included managers, referees, announcers, authority figures and even former owners! In the end, 37 different non-wrestler performers received votes.

As part of the polling we asked voters to share when they started following the product. Here are the results for the Non-Wrestler poll:

  • Early years (2002-2003) – 17
  • Golden years (2004-2008) – 14
  • HDNet era (2009-2010) – 6
  • SBG era (2011-present) – 5

The scoring here was straight-forward and the same as our Match of the Year poll, and what Major League Baseball uses for its MVP vote. The only weighted score here was for first place – with 14 points going to each 1st place vote. The remainder of the scoring was 9 points for a 2nd place vote, 8 for 3rd place, etc, etc. down to 1 point for a 10th place vote.

In the results you’ll see the total number of points, plus the number of ballots the performer appeared on.

To talk about the results and the project in general, you can sign-up for the Voices of Wrestling forums and head to The Honor Roll’s special subforum. Additionally, you can follow both sites on Twitter at @voiceswrestling and @Place2BeNation.

Here are the results of the ROH’s 10 Greatest Non-Wrestlers poll:

#35 (tie) Gedo, Bob Evans, Paul Turner

  • Total points: 1
  • Number of ballots: 1
  • High vote: 10

#34 J.J. Dillon

  • Total points: 2
  • Number of ballots: 1
  • High vote: 9

#31 (tie) Adam Pearce, CM Punk, Bull James (stiff shot)

  • Total points: 3
  • Number of ballots: 1
  • High vote: 8

#30 Sara Del Rey

  • Total points: 5
  • Number of ballots: 1
  • High vote: 6

#29 Jay Lethal’s Mom

  • Total points: 6
  • Number of ballots: 1
  • High vote: 5

#28 Austin Aries

Total points: 7
Number of ballots 1
High vote: 4

#27 Mike Hogewood

Total points: 7
Number of ballots: 5
High vote: 8

#26 Doug Gentry

Total points: 8
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 3

#25 Becky Bayless

Total points: 8
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 6

#24 Mick Foley

Total points: 12
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 4

#23 Steve Corino

Total points: 13
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 3

#22 Allison Danger

Total points: 13
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 6

#21 Shane Hagadorn

Total points: 14
Number of ballots: 5
High vote: 6

#20 Veda Scott

Total points: 15
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 3

#19 Stokely Hathaway

Total points: 19
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 4

#18 The Boys

Total points: 22
Number of ballots: 7
High vote: 5





#17 Bobby Dempsey

Total points: 24
Number of ballots: 9
High vote: 5

#16 Ricky Steamboat

Total points: 24
Number of ballots: 7
High vote: 5

#15 Papa Briscoe

Total points: 29
Number of ballots: 9
High vote: 4

#14 Maria Kanellis-Bennett

Total points: 47
Number of ballots: 11
High vote: 4

#13 Kevin Kelly

Total points: 49
Number of ballots: 12
High vote: 3

#12 Cary Silkin

Total points: 96
Number of ballots: 14
High vote: 1 (1 1st place vote)

#11 Jim Cornette

Total points: 104
Number for ballots: 25
High vote: 3





The Honor Roll: ROH’s 10 Greatest Non-Wrestlers Ever

#10 Lenny Leonard

Total points: 114
Number of ballots: 22
High vote: 2

#9 Truth Martini

Total points: 116
Number of ballots: 21
High vote: 1 (1 1st place vote)

#8 Bobby Cruise

Total points: 122
Number of ballots: 25
High vote: 2

#7 Julius Smokes

Total points: 130
Number of ballots: 24
High vote: 1 (1 1st place vote)

#6 Lacey

Total points: 140
Number of ballots: 27
High vote: 1 (1 1st place vote)

#5 Todd Sinclair

Total points: 151
Number of ballots: 25
High vote: 1 (1 1st place vote)

#4 Dave Prazak

Total points: 184
Number of ballots: 31
High vote: 1 (1 1st place vote)

#3 Prince Nana

Total points: 280
Number of ballots: 38
High vote: 1 (5 1st place votes)

#2 Larry Sweeney

Total points: 334
Number of ballots: 40
High vote: 1 (9 1st place votes)

#1 Gabe Sapolsky

Total points: 371
Number of ballots: 32
High vote: 1 (22 1st place votes)

Our countdown of The Honor Roll: ROH’s 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever begins tomorrow!