Kenny Omega was ranked #1 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s PWI 500 for 2021, which ranks the top 500 wrestlers in the world each year.
— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) September 8, 2021
Congratulations to #AEW World Champion @KennyOmegamanX being named #1 in this year’s @OfficialPWI #PWI500. This is Kenny’s 2nd time at #1 and the second year in a row the AEW World Champ has been the #1 ranked wrestler in the world.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 8, 2021
Here’s this year’s top 10:
- Kenny Omega
- Roman Reigns
- Bobby Lashley
- Drew McIntyre
- Kota Ibushi
- Jon Moxley
- Will Ospreay
- Finn Bálor
- Shingo Takagi
- Rich Swann
This is the second time Omega has been ranked #1, also being named the top wrestler in 2018.
Last year, Omega was ranked #13, while Jon Moxley took the #1 spot. In 2019, the #1 ranking went to Seth Rollins.
The time period for the 2021 rankings is July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. Criterion includes “win-loss record, championships won, quality of competition, major feuds, prominence within a wrestler’s individual promotion(s), and overall wrestling ability.”