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Nostalgia News: Worst Wrestling Announcers; My top 5 worst announcers, Bischoff, Marshall, Adamle, and others

Apr 22, 2008 - 12:30:27 PM
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By: Brian Hoops, Nostalgia Specialist

The second edition of Mike Adamle as ECW play by play wrestling announcer airs tonight. If you have listened to Wade's Daily Keller Hotline comments, you already know that Wade thinks Adamle is among the all time worst wrestling announcers of all time. I have to agree and I decided to list my worst wrestling announcers of all time. This list is just my personal opinion and not meant to be a definitive list of the best and the worst off all-time. I look forward to your comments and to know your worst list of all time.

1. Herb Abrams. Fans had the opportunity recently to listen to Abrams when the ESPN Classic channel aired Abrams UWF promotion each weeknight. Thankfully, the show was replaced by AWA wrestling. Abrams was a terrible promoter and an even worse announcer.

2. Eric Bischoff. He was unbelievably annoying as an AWA announcer and worse in his early WCW role as an interviewer. He didn't get any better when he made himself the lead announcer of the WCW Monday Nitro program.

3. Lee Marshall. Marshall had a great voice, but was really horrible in any role he was placed in. His head was also too big for his body.

4. Bobby Heenan. I loved Bobby as a manager and WWF announcer, but he seemed to quit trying and didn't care near the end of his WCW days. By this time, he added nothing to the broadcasts and took away from almost every match he called.

5. Channel 5 announcer from Boston. Not sure of this guy's name but he and Killer Kowalski were absolutely miserable to listen to during an AWA show called Wrestle for a Cure in 1985. The play by play guy was not a wrestling fan and was completely clueless and had no business calling a match. He would be the all time worst if he had done more than one card.

Honorable mention: Mike Adamle; Jonathan Coachman; Don West; Steve McMichael.

Let me know your list at bhoops@iw.net


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