The Honor Roll: ROH’s 50 Greatest Wrestlers Ever – Part 2 (100-51)

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

Criteria for the Top 50

There were no set criteria for the balloting or nominations. There were no minimum match requirements or time served in the promotion. Voters used their own criteria to weigh the merits of each performer. 166 different wrestlers and 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 2 of our reveal, we count down from 100 to 51. Find more from The Honor Roll project: Part 1 (166-101), Top Ten Non-Wrestlers.

Caprice Coleman #100
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
Lance Storm #98
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
Adam Page #96
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
Marty Scurll #93
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
Ace Steel #90
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
Shinsuke Nakamura #88
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
Rhett Titus #85
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
Brent Albright #81
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
Dan Maff #79
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
KUSHIDA #77
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

Author: Brad Woodling

Brad Woodling is the managing editor of the Place to Be Nation. He was turned on to pro wrestling at the age of 18 after first watching Starrcade '97 and has been hooked ever since. His wrestling DVD collection and retro video game collection will probably be featured on an A&E Hoarders episode one day. Send Brad an email