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With the passing of Roddy Piper one of the best "Hype" guys in history it got me to thinking about the best guys ever behind the microphone.

 

My top 5 in no particular order are...

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair

"Macho Man" Randy Savage

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

and surprisingly Shawn Michaels

 

Others for consideration...

Steve Austin

The Rock

"Cowboy" Bob Orton

Harley Race

 

 

So who you got, who is the best out of the ring in Wrestling history?

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With the passing of Roddy Piper one of the best "Hype" guys in history it got me to thinking about the best guys ever behind the microphone.

 

My top 5 in no particular order are...

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair

"Macho Man" Randy Savage

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

and surprisingly Shawn Michaels

 

Others for consideration...

Steve Austin

The Rock

"Cowboy" Bob Orton

Harley Race

 

 

So who you got, who is the best out of the ring in Wrestling history?

 

Liking your list a ton...I would consider dropping HBK for The Rock and Dusty for Hulk Hogan.

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It starts and ends with Flair. The best until he got a little older and a wee bit goofy if you will.

The Rock, Piper, Rhodes and jimmy Hart were right there. I know Hart wasn't a wrestler but who cares.

As for the worst, Lex Luger and Rick Martel.

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No one has mentioned Jesse "the Body" Ventura. He was great at hype, on the mic, and now does it on the political scene. Same character, just a different ring.

 

I thought about Jesse, but I don't really remember watching him wrestle. I do remember his color commentary being pretty good.

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With the passing of Roddy Piper one of the best "Hype" guys in history it got me to thinking about the best guys ever behind the microphone.

 

My top 5 in no particular order are...

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair

"Macho Man" Randy Savage

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

and surprisingly Shawn Michaels

 

Others for consideration...

Steve Austin

The Rock

"Cowboy" Bob Orton

Harley Race

 

 

So who you got, who is the best out of the ring in Wrestling history?

 

 

Hard to argue with your list. I wouldn't have HBK in my top five. A lesser known but brilliant talker was Ron Wright out of Kingsport, TN. I know you know him but probably most of our posters don't. Also, Lawler was pretty good in his day. How about Handsome Jimmy Valiant? He would definitely be in my top five!

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