In professional wrestling, the staging area just behind the entrance curtain at an event, a position which Marella established and where he could often be found during WWF shows late in his career, is named the Gorilla Position in his honor. Although remembered fondly by many viewers, Monsoon was disliked by "smart" fans; he was voted "Worst Television Announcer" a record six times by readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.
- IWA World Heavyweight Championship
- WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
- World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles) World Tag Team Championship
- World Wrestling Council North American Heavyweight Championship