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 for the Top 50

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 Top 50 poll:

  • Early years (2002-2003): 42
  • Golden years (2004-2008): 45
  • HDNet era (2009-2010): 8
  • SBG era (2011-present): 16

The scoring here had the top 10 weighted, with the remaining 40 working backwards as such: 50th place = 1 point, 49th place = 2, etc. The top 10 weighting was as follows:

  • 1st – 65 points
  • 2nd – 60 points
  • 3rd – 57 points
  • 4th – 54 points
  • 5th – 51 points
  • 6th – 49 points
  • 7th – 47 points
  • 8th – 45 points
  • 9th – 43 points
  • 10th – 41 points
  • (11 = 40, etc, etc)

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

For Part one of our reveal, we’ve cut down our list from 166 to 101. A note to voters: if you’re #50 is missing, it could be a case of using one of your slots for a tag team (Young Bucks for example, although there were other teams that got votes). Those members were broken out next to each other on the ballots. The ties here were wrestlers that had identical ballots.

Tie breakers used were # of ballots, and then if still tied, whomever had the highest vote.

164 (tie) Sal Rinauro, Maria Kanellis-Bennett, Johnny Kashmere

  • Total points: 1
  • Number of ballots: 1
  • High vote: 50

163 Jose Maximo

Total points: 2
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 49

159 (tie) Joel Maximo, Hernandez, Grizzly Redwood, CW Anderson

Total points: 3
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 48

158 Taeler Hendrix

Total points: 4
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 47

157 TJ Perkins

Total points: 4
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 48

155 (tie) EZ Money, Dragon Lee

Total points: 6
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 46

154 Donovan Morgan

Total points: 6
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 48

153 Jigsaw

Total points: 6
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 47

150 (tie) Prince Nana, Joey Matthews, Allison Danger

Total points: 7
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 44

149 Pelle Primeau

Total points: 7
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 47

147 (tie) Cliff Compton, Nate Webb

Total points: 8
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 44

146 Joey Ryan

Total points: 9
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 42

145 Alberto El Patron

Total points: 9
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 44

144 Tony Mamaluke

Total points: 10
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 41

143 Human Tornado

Total points: 10
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 44

142 Alex Kozlov

Total points: 10
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 42

140 (tie) Jay White, Tank Toland

Total points: 11
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 40

139 Awesome Kong

Total points: 11
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 45

137 (tie) Karl Anderson, Jonny Storm

Total points: 12
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 39

135 (tie) Ruckus, Brutal Bob Evans

Total points: 12
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 41

134 Rhino

Total points: 12
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 46

133 Cheeseburger

Total points: 12
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 42

131 (tie) Doc Gallows, Jeff Hardy

Total points: 13
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 38

130 Cheech

Total points: 14
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 37

129 Matt Stryker

Total points: 14
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 44

128 Jonathan Gresham

Total points: 15
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 40

127 Kevin Kelly

Total points: 16
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 35

126 Todd Sinclair

Total points: 17
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 34

125 Milano Collection AT

Total points: 17
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 41





124 Monsta Mack

Total points: 18
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 33

122 (tie) Dunn & Marcos

Total points: 19
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 33

121 RD Evans

Total points: 20
Number of ballots: 5
High vote: 44

120 Genki Horiguchi

Total points: 23
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 40

119 Kota Ibushi

Total points: 24
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 36

118 Sonjay Dutt

Total points: 24
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 33

117 Bobby Dempsey

Total points: 26
Number of ballots: 6
High vote: 41

116 Deranged

Total points: 27
Number of ballots: 1
High vote: 24

115 Truth Martini

Total points: 29
Number of ballots: 2
High vote: 36

114 Ryo Saito

Total points: 29
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 42

113 Teddy Hart

Total points: 30
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 31

112 Chad Collyer

Total points: 33
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 30

111 Moose

Total points: 33
Number of ballots: 5
High vote: 40

110 Mike Quackenbush

Total points: 36
Number of ballots: 5
High vote: 33

109 Kikutaro

Total points: 37
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 25

108 Larry Sweeney

Total points: 37
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 30

107 Hiroshi Tanahashi

Total points: 38
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 23

106 Izzy

Total points: 38
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 38

105 Jody Fleisch

Total points: 38
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 32

104 Dixie

Total points: 40
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 28

103 Lacey

Total points: 41
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 29

102 Katsuhiko Nakajima

Total points: 42
Number of ballots: 6
High vote: 36

101 Azrieal

Total points: 44
Number of ballots: 4
High vote: 26

To talk about the results and the project in general, you can sign-up for the Voices of Wrestling forum here. The Honor Roll sub-forum is located here. Follow us on Twitter at @voiceswrestling and @Place2BeNation.