Kenny Omega is back on top of the PWI 500.
Al Castle of Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced that Kenny Omega is ranked number one on the annual PWI 500 list.
Omega came in at number 13 last year, which was topped by Jon Moxley. The current AEW World Champion was previously ranked number one in 2018.
The evaluation period for this year's PWI 500 is July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. The criteria for ranking includes win-loss record, technical ability, influence on the sport, success against the highest grade of competition, success against the most diverse competition, and activity.
As just announced by @AlCastlePWI on @BustedOpenRadio: Congrats to @KennyOmegamanX, who ranks #1 in the 2021 #PWI500—his second time topping the list.— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) September 8, 2021
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Omega put together a stellar resume during the evaluation period, winning the AEW World Title and IMPACT World Title. He was one-half of the AEW Tag Team Champions when the evaluation period began.
Here is the Top 10 for 2021:
1. Kenny Omega
2. Roman Reigns
3. Bobby Lashley
4. Drew McIntyre
5. Kota Ibushi
6. Jon Moxley
7. Will Ospreay
8. Finn Balor
9. Shingo Takagi
10. Rich Swann
You can pre-order the PWI 500 issue by clicking here.