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.

We continue our countdown today with wrestlers 100-51.

100 Caprice Coleman

Total points: 47
Number of ballots: 6
High vote: 32

99 Kazuchika Okada

Total points: 53
Number of ballots: 7
High vote: 39

98 Lance Storm

Total points: 55
Number of ballots: 9
High vote: 39

97 Super Dragon

Total points: 58
Number of ballots: 5
High vote: 27

96 Adam Page

Total points: 60
Number of ballots: 6
High vote: 34

95 Will Ospreay

Total points: 63
Number of ballots: 3
High vote: 21

94 Lio Rush

Total points: 81
Number of ballots: 6
High vote: 25

93 Marty Scurll

Total points: 83
Number of ballots: 6
High vote: 22

92 Silas Young

Total points: 83
Number of ballots: 7
High vote: 27

91 Ricky Reyes

Total points: 86
Number of ballots: 9
High vote: 34

90 Ace Steel

Total points: 87
Number of ballots: 12
High vote: 23

89 Eddie Kingston

Total points: 88
Number of ballots: 8
High vote: 23

88 Shinsuke Nakamura

Total points:93
Number of ballots: 8
High vote: 17

87 Trent Acid

Total points: 96
Number of ballots: 11
High vote: 28

86 Abyss

Total points: 98
Number of ballots: 8
High vote: 23

85 Rhett Titus

Total points: 98
Number of ballots: 15
High vote: 27

84 Tomohiro Ishii

Total points: 104
Number of ballots: 7
High vote: 18

83 Michael Shane

Total points: 110
Number of ballots: 8
High vote: 21

82 Daizee Haze

Total points: 114
Number of ballots: 10
High vote: 24

81 Brent Albright

Total points: 120
Number of ballots: 14
High vote: 31

80 Ray Rowe

Total points: 123
Number of ballots: 13
High vote: 29

79 Dan Maff

Total points: 126
Number of ballots: 13
High vote: 26

78 Dragon Kid

Total points: 136
Number of ballots: 17
High vote: 32

77 KUSHIDA

Total points: 136
Number of ballots: 20
High vote: 33

76 Brodie Lee

Total points: 152
Number of ballots: 10
High vote: 21

75 Masato Yoshino

Total points: 152
Number of ballots: 17
High vote: 31

74 John Walters

Total points: 157
Number of ballots: 23
High vote: 32

73 Hanson

Total points: 161
Number of ballots: 15
High vote: 25

72 Donovan Dijak

Total points: 174
Number of ballots: 13
High vote: 7

71 Matt Hardy

Total points: 182
Number of ballots: 17
High vote: 16





70 Charlie Haas

Total points: 188
Number of ballots: 15
High vote: 25

69 Erick Stevens

Total points: 196
Number of ballots: 21
High vote: 17

68 Matt Taven

Total points: 201
Number of ballots: 19
High vote: 25

67 Naruki Doi

Total points: 203
Number of ballots: 19
High vote: 22

66 Kenny King

Total points: 212
Number of ballots: 22
High vote: 26

65 Shelton Benjamin

Total points: 235
Number of ballots: 17
High vote: 24

64 Mike Bennett

Total points: 238
Number of ballots: 19
High vote: 26

63 Eddie Guerrero

Total points: 257
Number of ballots: 17
High vote: 16

62 Kenny Omega

Total points: 257
Number of ballots: 20
High vote: 19

61 Cedric Alexander

Total points: 259
Number of ballots: 26
High vote: 24

60 Go Shiozaki

Total points: 278
Number of ballots: 29
High vote: 14

59 ACH

Total points: 337
Number of ballots: 38
High vote: 28

58 Xavier

Total points: 338
Number of ballots: 40
High vote: 17

57 Frankie Kazarian

Total points: 362
Number of ballots: 25
High vote: 21

56 Sara Del Rey

Total points: 381
Number of ballots: 30
High vote: 25

55 Jushin “Thunder” Liger

Total points: 383
Number of ballots: 29
High vote: 19

54 Adam Pearce

Total points: 385
Number of ballots: 30
High vote: 8

53 Shingo Takagi

Total points: 402
Number of ballots: 37
High vote: 17

52 CIMA

Total points: 428
Number of ballots: 35
High vote: 20

51 Raven

Total points: 480
Number of ballots: 40
High vote: 14

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.