In some on-air broadcast categories in pro wrestling, I don't feel there is a great debate in terms of the best of all time. Ring announcing, it's Howard Finkel. Color commentary, I give the nod to Bobby Heenan.
As it pertains to play-by-play straight men, however, the conversation gets more interesting. While compiling my list, my top three didn't change, but No. 4 and 5 were tough to fill. There are specific reasons why I chose the order I did.
Eras certainly come into play here: in one era, play-by-play commentators would describe action and call holds, where in another era, a story was told and holds weren't necessarily focused on.
Here are my top 5 pro wrestling commentators in history.