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  • The PWI 500 Professional Wrestlers of 2020

    Published on August 28, 2020

    Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling

    The PWI Top 500 Professional Wrestlers of 2020 has been officially released online. This year amongst Pandemic woes, the AEW World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley has taken the coveted top spot.

    In an upcoming interview that will be featured within Pro Wrestling Illustrated, the AEW World Champion stated that “I’m not looking for external validation. But PWI was such a big part of my childhood. To be number one … It’s pretty cool.”

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated has revealed that the evaluation period for this year’s PWI 500 is July 1st, 2019 – June 30th, 2020. 

    The criteria for ranking are as follows:

    • Win-loss record
    • Technical ability
    • Influence on the sport
    • Success against the highest grade of competition
    • Success against the most diverse competition
    • Activity

    Note: Women have also been ranked within the Top 500 for the very first time.

    Top 100 Wrestlers that are ranked in the PWI 500.

    1. Jon Moxley

    2. Adam Cole

    3. Chris Jericho

    4. Drew McIntyre

    5. Tetsuya Naito

    6. Kazuchika Okada

    7. Cody Rhodes

    8. Seth Rollins

    9. Kofi Kingston

    10. AJ Styles

    11. Keith Lee

    12. Brock Lesnar

    13. Kenny Omega

    14. Roman Reigns

    15. Nick Aldis

    16. Bray Wyatt

    17. Kota Ibushi

    18. Rush

    19. Braun Strowman

    20. Jacob Fatu

    21. Will Ospreay

    22. MJF

    23. Aleister Black

    24. Kento Miyahara

    25. WALTER

    26. Shinsuke Nakamura

    27. Andrade

    28. Jay White

    29. Roderick Strong

    30. Tommaso Ciampa

    31. PCO

    32. Daniel Bryan

    33. Adam Page

    34. Bandido

    35. Finn Balor

    36. Kaito Kiyomiya

    37. Kevin Owens

    38. Hiroshi Tanahashi

    39. PAC

    40. Hiromu Takahashi

    41. Baron Corbin

    42. Suwama

    43. Rey Mysterio

    44. Bobby Lashley

    45. Matt Taven

    46. Johnny Gargano

    47. Go Shiozaki

    48. Randy Orton

    49. Jonathan Gresham

    50. Ultimo Guerrero

    51. Brian Cage

    52. Fenix

    53. Shingo Takagi

    54. Zack Sabre, Jr

    55. Darby Allin

    56. Ricochet

    57. Sami Callihan

    58. KENTA

    59. Lance Archer

    60. Drew Gulak

    61. Sammy Guevara

    62. Takashi Sugiura

    63. AJ Gray

    64. James Storm

    65. Shane Taylor

    66. Naruki Doi

    67. Nick Gage

    68. Willie Mack

    69. Otis

    70. Jeff Cobb

    71. Tomohiro Ishii

    72. Cara Noir

    73. Matt Jackson

    74. Pentagon Jr.

    75. Nick Jackson

    76. Ryu Lee

    77. Effy

    78. Kylie Rae

    79. Rey Horus

    80. Matt Riddle

    81. Pete Dunne

    82. Apollo Crews

    83. Tessa Blanchard

    84. Orange Cassidy

    85. SANADA

    86. Jay Lethal

    87. The Miz

    88. Marty Scurll

    89. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

    90. Velveteen Dream

    91. Humberto Carrilllo

    92. Ricky Starks

    93. Jungle Boy

    94. Ace Austin

    95. Dolph Ziggler

    96. Karrion Kross

    97. Scorpio Sky

    98. Alexander Hammerstone

    99. Lio Rush

    100. John Morrison

    You can read the complete list by subscribing to Pro Wrestling Illustrated, by clicking HERE

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