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A surprise pick for PWI's fourth ever two-time #1 - or is it a surprise, really?

Triple H (2000) joins Bret Hart (1993-4), Steve Austin (1998-9) and John Cena (2006-7) as a repeat offender. H is the first man to take the topper in non-consecutive years - and winning nine years apart is no mean feat, son-in-law or not.

Having finally gotten around to dropping $9.95 on MY copy, I couldn't help but notice that somebody else has already bothered to type it in - I found it via Opie & Anthony's place (wackbag.com) - so let's put it right here!

(Your "added value" is that I've added last year's positions where applicable. I believe I caught MOST of the name changes but stand ready to be corrected!)

1 3 Triple H
2 29 Chris Jericho
3 9 John Cena
4 5 Edge
5 1 Randy Orton
6 8 Nigel McGuinness
7 20 Hiroshi Tanahashi
8 24 CM Punk
9 84 Sting
10 12 Ultimo Guerrero
11 6 The Undertaker
12 2 Kurt Angle
13 18 Jeff Hardy
14 7 Shawn Michaels
15 16 Keiji Muto
16 15 Batista
17 88 Tyler Black
18 222 Jack Swagger
19 21 A.J. Styles
20 41 Matt Hardy
21 -- Jeff Jarrett
22 121 Blue Demon Jr.
23 31 Austin Aries
24 10 Shinsuke Nakamura
25 51 The Big Show
26 59 Rey Mysterio Jr.
27 13 Bryan Danielson
28 14 Christian
29 4 Samoa Joe
30 45 Suicide
31 62 Shelton Benjamin
32 70 Alex Shelley
33 23 MVP
34 -- Mick Foley
35 76 Kofi Kingston
36 17 Mistico
37 33 Kane
38 34 Booker T
39 26 Mesias
40 117 Jerry Lynn
41 55 William Regal
42 277 Jun Akiyama
43 78 Brother Ray
44 187 Ted DiBiase Jr.
45 65 Mark Henry
46 43 John Morrison
47 56 Finlay
48 79 Cody Rhodes
49 82 Brother Devon
50 74 Jimmy Jacobs
51 44 Adam Pearce
52 69 Chris Sabin
53 149 Vladimir Kozlov
54 30 Kensuke Sasaki
55 38 Robert Roode
56 54 The Miz
57 28 Dr. Wagner Jr.
58 95 Daniels
59 42 James Storm
60 164 Yoshihiro Takayama
61 103 Roderick Strong
62 111 Brian Kendrick
63 215 Evan Bourne
64 63 Carlito
65 57 Yuji Nagata
66 72 Hernandez
67 52 Claudio Castagnoli
68 61 Rhino
69 176 Manabu Nakanishi
70 58 Chris Hero
71 64 Scott Steiner
72 60 Eric Young
73 241 Tyson Kidd
74 97 KENTA
75 102 Chessman
76 163 Primo
77 107 Davey Richards
78 179 Eric Escobar
79 67 Homicide
80 94 R-Truth
81 49 Jay Briscoe
82 -- Hirooki Goto
83 27 Jay Lethal
84 170 Steve Corino
85 224 Sheik Abdul Bashir
86 126 Matt Morgan
87 151 Mike Knox
88 73 Dos Caras Jr.
89 120 Brent Albright
90 185 JTG
91 90 Naomichi Marufuji
92 -- Eddie Edwards
93 195 Consequences Creed
94 226 Sheamus
95 177 Shad Gaspard
96 104 Abyss
97 91 Santino Marella
98 323 Tyson Dux
99 313 Blue Panther
100 11 Takeshi Morishima
101 37 Umaga
102 48 Petey Williams
103 207 Tiger Mask IV
104 114 Tommy Dreamer
105 186 Kevin Nash
106 311 Rhett Titus
107 50 Mark Briscoe
108 112 Negro Casas
109 249 La Parka
110 68 Averno
111 47 Minoru Suzuki
112 129 Kevin Steen
113 189 Dolph Ziggler
114 46 CIMA
115 --- Bison Smith
116 36 Chavo Guerrero Jr.
117 162 The Necro Butcher
118 83 The Great Khali
119 339 Kaz Hayashi
120 178 Go Shiozaki
121 32 Cibernetico
122 184 Charlie Haas
123 --- Paul Burchill
124 172 Marco Corleone
125 219 Drew McIntyre
126 125 Jamie Noble
127 136 Erick Stevens
128 225 Naruki Doi
129 382 Ricky Ortiz
130 197 D.H. Smith
131 156 Delirious
132 39 Suwama
133 148 Joe Doering
134 347 Doug Williams
135 --- Martin Stone
136 22 Perro Aguayo Jr.
137 200 PAC
138 106 Festus
139 234 Hiroyoshi Tenzan
140 --- Joe E. Legend
141 108 Rocky Romero
142 --- Ezekiel Jackson
143 71 Zorro
144 89 Masato Tanaka
145 269 Alex Koslov
146 283 Shingo Takagi
147 --- Konnan
148 123 Hector Garza
149 81 Sonjay Dutt
150 165 Sim Snuka
151 --- Kiyoshi
152 96 Jethro Holiday
153 --- Amazing Red
154 53 Giant Bernard
155 --- Ray Gonzalez
156 --- Tyler Reks
157 368 Afa Jr.
158 75 Orlando Colon
159 372 Johnny Curtis
160 191 Volador Jr.
161 --- Tetsuya Naito
162 116 Paul London
163 143 El Generico
164 --- Idol Stevens
165 147 Jesse
166 --- Yujiro
167 145 Jack Evans
168 427 Cody Deaner
169 144 Jimmy Wang Yang
170 --- El Elegido
171 86 Kenta Kobashi
172 142 Juventud
173 --- Brutus Magnus
174 --- Tommy Diablo
175 183 Joey Ryan
176 204 Rob Eckos
177 208 Matt Cross
178 --- Drake Younger
179 188 Human Tornado
180 --- Goldust
181 160 Jimmy Rave
182 358 D.J. Gabriel
183 109 Atlantis
184 --- Devon Storm
185 349 Kizarny
186 309 Chuck Taylor
187 206 Billy Bax
188 159 Shannon Moore
189 --- Rick Fuller
190 141 Curt Hawkins
191 192 La Sombra
192 --- Sebastian Slater
193 --- Hurricane Helms
194 430 Sami Callihan
195 --- Lance Archer
196 --- Trik Davis
197 236 Teddy Hart
198 --- Kaval
199 140 Zack Ryder
200 171 Shawn Spears
201 220 D-Lo Brown
202 453 Kenny King
203 199 Ruckus
204 218 Shinjiro Otani
205 25 Tomko
206 --- B-Boy
207 77 Alan Stone
208 --- Mr. Mac
209 168 Mike DiBiase
210 --- Christopher Gray
211 93 Satoshi Kojima
212 230 2 Cold Scorpio
213 --- Vampiro
214 --- Karl Anderson
215 252 Chad Collyer
216 --- Tommy Taylor
217 --- Nick Gage
218 437 Brodie Lee
219 --- Yoshitatsu
220 194 Super Crazy
221 --- Joe Hennig
222 203 Scott Lost
223 261 Mike Mondo
224 --- Zodiac
225 196 Rory McAllister
226 201 Katsuhiko Nakajima
227 115 Rey Bucanero
228 85 El Hijo del Santo
229 --- Matt Jackson
230 438 Rob Terry
231 --- Ryouji Sai
232 198 Robbie McAllister
233 302 Zokre
234 --- Daisuke Sekimoto
235 --- Nick Jackson
236 --- Dark Ozz
237 210 Stevie Richards
238 245 Colt Cabana
239 464 Phil Shatter
240 228 Kid Kash
241 --- Chicky Starr
242 338 Taiyo Kea
243 --- Jason Hades
244 158 Milano Collection A.T.
245 --- B.J.
246 205 Ricky Reyes
247 157 Mike Quackenbush
248 256 Pepper Parks
249 275 Lince Dorado
250 253 Jason Blade
251 130 Johnny Devine
252 296 Bam Neely
253 270 Gran Akuma
254 --- Electroshock
255 --- El Bronco
256 348 Al Snow
257 278 Eddie Kingston
258 --- Nicho
259 231 Ace Steele
260 359 Johnny Kashmere
261 305 Helios
262 --- Riki Chosu
263 138 Mr. Niebla
264 272 Icarus
265 289 Hallowicked
266 260 Christian York
267 --- Osamu Nishimura
268 --- Texano Jr.
269 --- Ikuto Hidaka
270 324 Aden Chambers
271 217 Josh Prohibition
272 --- Tommy Suede
273 133 Sangre Azteca
274 --- Cobian
275 295 Ricky Landell
276 --- Chase Del Monte
277 294 Brain Damage
278 247 Josh Daniels
279 258 Matt Logan
280 303 Bobby Fish
281 --- Brandon Cutler
282 255 Masaaki Mochizuki
283 263 Shocker
284 175 Glen Osbourne
285 --- C.W. Anderson
286 --- Francisco Ciatso
287 --- Deranged
288 173 Bryan Logan
289 357 UltraMantis Black
290 --- A.J Istria
291 --- Dustin Cutler
292 --- Shane Sewell
293 --- Dylan Klein
294 --- Arrick Andrews
295 --- Acid Jazz
296 341 Sterling James Keenan
297 135 Togi Makabe
298 --- El Comandante
299 182 Toru Yano
300 --- Ryan Braddock
301 --- Tommy Thunda
302 --- Grizzly Redwood
303 --- Vin Gerard
304 132 Cute Kip
305 --- Hurricane Castillo Jr.
306 --- APOC
307 --- Silver King
308 244 Danny Doring
309 --- Brett DiBiase
310 --- Nate Webb
311 352 Truitt Fields
312 --- Prince Mustafa Ali
313 --- Vaughn Lilas
314 202 Jigsaw
315 119 Jushin “Thunder” Liger
316 --- Andy Douglas
317 409 Mike Reed
318 --- Kenny Omega
319 --- Dysfunction
320 --- J.D. Maverick
321 122 Shark Boy
322 243 Balls Mahoney
323 --- King V
324 428 Ric Converse
325 --- Brad Attitude
326 --- Dal Knox
327 --- Mike Kruel
328 --- Chase Stevens
329 284 Super Hentai
330 389 Sean Waltman
331 342 Arik Cannon
332 330 Thunder
333 --- Pat Buck
334 334 The Atomic Dogg
335 335 Lightning
336 --- “JAG” Hartley Jackson
337 174 Yoshinobu Kanemaru
338 373 Kahagas
339 304 Tank Toland
340 --- Maverick Darsow
341 392 BxB Hulk
342 488 Tim Donst
343 --- Damien Slater
344 --- Jalil Salaam
345 --- Obie Cartel
346 --- Michael Elgin
347 --- Flash Flanagan
348 346 Max Bauer
349 375 Bobby Dempsey
350 --- Ethan Page
351 --- Joe Lider
352 360 2 Dope
353 --- Victor Jovica
354 --- Steve Boz
355 --- Amasis
356 --- T.J. Perkins
357 --- Ophidian
358 369 Qeenan Creed
359 --- The Boogeyman
360 310 The Bruiser
361 --- Mason Childs
362 238 La Mascara
363 --- Keith Walker
364 279 Madman Pondo
365 318 Val Venis
366 --- Nicky Benz
367 379 Kafu
368 --- Alex Arion
369 --- Cheech
370 --- Falah
371 80 Lance Cade
372 --- David Young
373 385 Sal Rinauro
374 --- Ace Rockwell
375 --- Rasche Brown
376 381 Shiima Xion
377 --- Sabian
378 402 Chasyn Rance
379 --- Asylum
380 --- Cloudy
381 --- Sexxxy Eddy
382 139 B.G. James
383 --- G.Q. Gallo
384 378 Trent Acid
385 --- Egotistico Fantastico
386 423 Dan Eckos
387 398 Antonio Thomas
388 377 Jim Duggan
389 --- Matt Burns
390 393 Kung Funaki
391 405 Nate Bash
392 391 Kevin Grace
393 223 Chris Masters
394 --- Danny Daniels
395 472 Ryan McBride
396 250 Sabu
397 --- Zaquary Springate II
398 350 John McChesney
399 380 Jerry Lawler
400 413 Benjamin Sailer
401 --- Darin Corbin
402 --- Greg Spitz
403 406 Iceberg
404 432 Sean Royal
405 467 Phil Atlas
406 415 Leslie Leatherman
407 --- Mark Mercedes
408 454 Kirby Mack
409 --- Brad Martin
410 400 Colin Delaney
411 --- Ryan Cruz
412 412 Jonny Puma
413 --- Vance Nevada
414 416 Freak Nastty
415 386 Robin Knightwing
416 461 T.J. Mack
417 414 The Stro
418 317 Frederick of Hollywood
419 --- Conrad Kennedy III
420 443 Zach Gowen
421 388 Joey Knight
422 --- Big Rocco
423 --- Tommy Trouble
424 --- The Sheik
425 --- Grim Reefer
426 331 Andrew Ryker
427 --- Silas Young
428 --- Kory Chavis
429 --- Brandon Thomaselli
430 --- Papadon
431 --- King Kaluha
432 --- Jon Davis
433 --- Jake O’Reilly
434 --- John E. Bravo
435 394 Azriel
436 --- Havok
437 --- Micah Taylor
438 --- Sally Boy
439 474 Hiram Tua
440 --- Jon Bolen
441 --- Pinkie Sanchez
442 468 Jimmy Olsen
443 --- Z-Barr
444 449 Jeremy Wyatt
445 --- Brandon Espinosa
446 --- Brandon Locke
447 --- Angel
448 --- Xtremo
449 --- Tim Storm
450 --- Danny Havoc
451 --- Trent Beretta
452 471 Slim-J
453 473 Chance Prophet
454 --- Wildside
455 --- Sean Davis
456 --- Way Cool
457 470 Corporal Robinson
458 --- Tony Kozina
459 436 Prince Nana
460 446 Eric Everlast
461 447 Ron Falco
462 --- Jon Cutler
463 --- Phil Davis
464 491 Igotta Brewski
465 --- Byron Saxton
466 465 Robby Starr
467 --- Cha Cha Chance
468 --- Ken Steel
469 429 Mega
470 --- Jamie Jay
471 --- Jon Moxley
472 477 Hook Bomberry
473 --- Johnny Dynamo
474 --- Dan Maff
475 --- Shawn Christopher
476 --- Donovan Ruddick
477 418 Luke Hawx
478 --- Romero Roselli
479 384 Navajo Warrior
480 478 Mastiff
481 --- J.T. Flash
482 --- Mike Sydal
483 --- Josef Von Schmidt
484 --- Chris Lexxus
485 --- Gordon P. Samsonite
486 --- Notorious T.I.D.
487 --- Strangler Diego Corleone
488 --- Ryback
489 --- Peter B. Beautiful
490 --- Bobby Sanford
491 --- Marc Mandrake
492 492 Larry Zbyszko
493 --- Brian Jennings
494 --- “Bad Boy” Barry Hardy
495 --- Matt Boyce
496 --- Crazzy Steve
497 --- Matt Rivera
498 463 Mikal Judas
499 --- Lawman Williams
500 --- Shockwave the Robot

(To see previous years' threads, click on the ol' "PWI 500" graphic to get to the tagged page.)

If I'm REALLY bored, later I'll type up the list of 194 names making up this year's "Farewell" list. I'm not that bored. I WILL tell you that the highest dropout was the "retired" Ric Flair (2008 #19) followed by Mr. Kennedy (#35 - listed with "DL") and JBL (#40, also retired). Chuck Palumbo (#66, inactive? Didn't make PWI's list), Mitsuharu Misawa (#87, deceased), Hardcore Holly (#92), Charly Manson (#98), Elijah Burke (#99) and Toshiaki Kawada (#100) round out those from last year's 100 that didn't show up in this year's list.

The conversation I found myself in with the cashier went thusly:

Him: You big-time into wrestling?
Me: Well...(ponders response...opts for easy way out)...I can't help myself when it comes to buying that thing. It's only once a year!
Him: Yeah....I still have my old NWO T-shirt...
Me: Hard to believe that's ten years ago, isn't it?
Him: Yeah. I keep hoping TNA will be good.
Me: ...
Him: But it's not.
Me: Mmmmmm. (laughs)

(edited by CRZ on 2.9.09 2356)

(edited by CRZ on 3.9.09 0912)

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I am not going through all of this list, but picking a few that are either too low or too high, because well its list and its here.


1 3 Triple H- Way too high. I don't think he has had a great match all year. Orton and him don't gel as they used or if they ever did. I say number 30 at least.

2 29 Chris Jericho- Should be number 1.

3 9 John Cena- A little too high, but not as bad as HHH. He had some nice matches here and there, but again nothing epic. Probably 10.

4 5 Edge- Number 2 even with the injury, he was on fire.

5 1 Randy Orton- I actually think lower. He had a few great storylines with Legacy and destroying the McMahons. Yet, he has done ok with them to almost bad. As stated above, his matches with HHH have been just ok. I would say 9 since he hasn't been terrible with the belt, just kinda average.

8 24 CM Punk-Yeah, he has come on of late, so maybe put him in the top five.

9 84 Sting- I think this is generous sorta like Flair was higher then he should be on these list. I say 15.

11 6 The Undertaker-I am kinda ok with this spot, but beside Mania, he really didn't have that many great matches or runs last year. Yet, it was a hell of a match and feud.


12 2 Kurt Angle-He should be top ten. Even though overexposed, Kurt is still one of the top ten wrestlers on the planet.

13 18 Jeff Hardy- Like Punk, he has been good all year and probably would be in my top 8.

14 7 Shawn Michaels-Unlike Taker, Shawn had some great matches with Jericho. He would be my number 3 even after missing all that time.

16 15 Batista- I am almost ok with that since I did enjoy his matches with HBK. Yet, I think this about 14 places too high. He really has regressed even with the fans as well as ability.

18 222 Jack Swagger-Maybe a bit high, but I get the feeling this is more of a future pick. He was a good ECW champion, but he still feels a bit green to me.

19 21 A.J. Styles-BULLSHIT! Top five, no doubt.

20 41 Matt Hardy- No, move him down 30 spots.

21 -- Jeff Jarrett- Too high by ten spots. Even though he had an awesome feud with Kurt, the rest of his matches were just ok. WCW DVD nailed it right with him, he is not as over as he thinks he is.

25 51 The Big Show-In the last month, he has been good, but prior to that no. He needs to back to 51.

26 59 Rey Mysterio Jr.- Rey has been having a great summer, so I say move him into the top 15.

28 14 Christian- Like Rey, needs to move up ten spots.

29 4 Samoa Joe- Before his turn, I would say top ten, now. I think he has been half assing it and I really don't blame him if he is. I think 25.

30 45 Suicide-Which one? N/A has far as I am concerned.

31 62 Shelton Benjamin-Too high, he is getting better, but his fall and winter were terrible.

32 70 Alex Shelley-Top 15 same goes with his tag partner. Best Tag team in the business that gets no love.

33 23 MVP- I am ok with this.

34 -- Mick Foley- I am ok with this as well. I marked out for his Lockdown win, so I give him the pass. But, his turn was very akward and that is why I think he went back to face as quickly as he turned.

35 76 Kofi Kingston-Should be higher. He is making the US title meaningful again and he stole the Money in the Bank match which is an achievement considering Punk, MVP, Christian and Shelton were involved.

37 33 Kane-Really? Top 60.

38 34 Booker T- I wish I could say its ok, but Booker T has suffered in MEM more then anyone else. I say top 60.

46 43 John Morrison-Move Twenty spots. His face turn is actually working due to having awesome matches.

64 63 Carlito-Top 200.

83 27 Jay Lethal-Sad considering who is ahead of him and his spot last year. He needs a bigger push, but 83 is too low for him. Top 50.

86 126 Matt Morgan-ok, but maybe a bit high.

87 151 Mike Knox- No, top 300.

93 195 Consequences Creed-See Jay Lethal.

97 91 Santino Marella- Ok, considering his matches are more comedy, but his is the most entertaining thing on Raw.

104 114 Tommy Dreamer- He should be top 50. This has been his best year since the old ECW days.

105 186 Kevin Nash- Top 150.


I think thats about it, once you get past the top 120, it gets messy, but I doubt any of them would crack the top 50 which is the important one. I don't know indy or Japan or Mexico guys, so I give them a pass.
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You're kind of all over the place there. HHH hasn't had that many great matches and thus doesn't deserve number one, but MCMG - who have done pretty much nothing of note and barely featured in a good-length match - should be top fifteen? If we're basing it on the actual in-ring year these guys have had, MCMG are right where they should be. And I can name ten guys right now who are better than Angle 2009, without even trying.

That said, I'm struggling to find justification for HHH being number one, either from a "smart" perspective or a "PWI" perspective. Jericho seems like such a clear choice on both counts.
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I should add that PWI's "year" runs July 1 to June 30, if that helps. (It probably doesn't.)

I've gone back and edited post #1 to show last year's rankings for EVERYBODY in the 500 who was in it. Gotta love conference calls!



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MCMG have been in some of the best TNA PPV matches this year. I think they are underused which I am not going to count against them. They also had some great storylines in the fall and winter of last year like Suicide and Lethal Consequences. I do think they are top 15 talent and are highlights of their show.

If the top ten guys who put ahead of Kurt are some indy guys and luchadors no one has heard of, I don't want to hear it. Kurt is still a champion who is credible and is a great heel. He also had a great feud with Jeff plus his role in the MEM has only cemented his career. I am not saying top five guys, but defiantly top 10.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
Man, Jack Swagger leapt up that list.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
Okay, I've been coming to this board for.. apparently 7 years, now, according to my profile... and I've read this list every year. This year, being the first time that I've actually paid a lot of attention to the (relatively) local indies, I actually know a few people on the list. Which causes me to wonder... Is there actual criteria as to who gets on the list? Is it just PWI randomly selecting the workers and putting them in some semblance of order? I'm not bitching about the order or anything, just curious.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.38
Randy Orton should be #1, as he won the Royal Rumble and beat up all those people and won all those matches.


    1 3 Triple H- I don't think he has had a great match all year.


HHH vs. Jeff Hardy at No Mercy stands as the current last great match of Hunter's career. His match with John Cena at Night of Champions was really good too. Other than that, not much to write home about for I Am The Best At What I Do, but Jeff Hardy has really been the perfect opponent for him in all the ways that Randy Orton isn't.


    20 41 Matt Hardy- No, move him down 30 spots.


A dominant ECW title run in which he bested all comers!
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.75
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Randy Orton should be #1, as he won the Royal Rumble and beat up all those people and won all those matches.


      1 3 Triple H- I don't think he has had a great match all year.


    HHH vs. Jeff Hardy at No Mercy stands as the current last great match of Hunter's career. His match with John Cena at Night of Champions was really good too. Other than that, not much to write home about for I Am The Best At What I Do, but Jeff Hardy has really been the perfect opponent for him in all the ways that Randy Orton isn't.




Then again Jeff Hardy has been the perfect opponent for everybody except for Matt Hardy, which should make him the #1 this year.

Making Triple H #1 seems like the old Eric Bishoff slogan of 'Controversy Creates Cash'

- 492 492 Larry Zbyszko

Where is he still working?

- 500 --- Shockwave the Robot

With a name like that he should have been #499





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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco

    - 492 492 Larry Zbyszko

    Where is he still working?



Apparently, he's been the AWA Superstars World Champion.

I expressed my amazement last year that he was even on the list. Imagine my shock that not only is he STILL there, but he HELD HIS POSITION. Seriously, what the fuck gives?

(edited by Spank E on 3.9.09 2105)


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    Originally posted by Spank E
    I expressed my amazement last year that he was even on the list. Imagine my shock that not only is he STILL there, but he HELD HIS POSITION. Seriously, what the fuck gives?



He's stalling.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.49
Poor Jericho. He's had the best 12 month period of his career, and he STILL can't beat HHH.

To be fair, from a kayfabe perspective (and that's all this is, was, and ever will be), HHH has been the top guy over the last year. I never thought the guy could stay this long as a face, but the fans keep cheering him. There may not be much love for him here on The W, but there sure is in the arenas, where I can't even recall a mixed reaction.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.30
    Originally posted by InVerse
    Okay, I've been coming to this board for.. apparently 7 years, now, according to my profile... and I've read this list every year. This year, being the first time that I've actually paid a lot of attention to the (relatively) local indies, I actually know a few people on the list. Which causes me to wonder... Is there actual criteria as to who gets on the list? Is it just PWI randomly selecting the workers and putting them in some semblance of order? I'm not bitching about the order or anything, just curious.


I've always wondered that as well. How do they decide that Shawn "Lawman" Williams, from the AIWF and TIWF is #499, and Shockwave the Robot, from ZERO 1 is #500?
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.20
Damn having one match really shot Kizarny up the rankings.
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    Originally posted by kentish
    Poor Jericho. He's had the best 12 month period of his career, and he STILL can't beat HHH.

    To be fair, from a kayfabe perspective (and that's all this is, was, and ever will be), HHH has been the top guy over the last year. I never thought the guy could stay this long as a face, but the fans keep cheering him. There may not be much love for him here on The W, but there sure is in the arenas, where I can't even recall a mixed reaction.

Didn't he get the "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" treatment at one of the PPV's this year?

385 --- Egotistico Fantastico
Possibly my favorite random indie worker. He's been on some of the SHIMMER and ROH preshows. Being introduced at weighing a "million billion tons" and from "Berwyn, Mexico" always entertains me. I don't know that his work justifies even being in the top 500, but he is ridiculously entertaining in the ring as the most luchariffic pasty white luchador this side of El Generico.



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417 414 The Stro, is still quite active here in the West Virginia area. Currently, the NWA Mountain State Heavyweight champion and opening his own wrestling school back in North Carolina, he travels to shows almost every weekend. Probably one the most active wrestlers in the 400-500 range of the PWI 500. Well respected veteran of the mat wars among most locker rooms.

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