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PWI500: The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rankings

Since 1991, Bill Apter's "Pro Wrestling Illustrated" has published a strange list, ranking the 500 most important wrestlers of the year... at least according to the opinion of their editors. Here you can find all previous lists, cumulated lists and notable inconsistencies.
Year
Ranks

PWI500 of 1996
1
Shawn Michaels
 51
Rob Van Dam
2
The Giant
 52
Antonio Inoki
3
Sting
 53
Mabel
4
Kenta Kobashi
 54
Diamond Dallas Page
5
Ahmed Johnson
 55
Faarooq
6
Kevin Nash
 56
Lord Steven Regal
7
Rey Mysterio Jr.
 57
Akira Taue
8
Hulk Hogan
 58
Perro Aguayo
9
Sabu
 59
Masa Chono
10
Ric Flair
 60
Juventud Guerrera
11
Goldust
 61
Hiroyoshi Tenzan
12
Shin'ya Hashimoto
 62
Toshiaki Kawada
13
Dean Malenko
 63
El Hijo del Santo
14
Big Van Vader
 64
Brian Christopher
15
Scott Steiner
 65
The Sandman
16
Bret Hart
 66
Stan Hansen
17
Lex Luger
 67
Stevie Ray
18
Chris Benoit
 68
Steve Williams
19
The Undertaker
 69
Skip
20
Shane Douglas
 70
Kensuke Sasaki
21
Randy Savage
 71
Bam Bam Bigelow
22
Steve Austin
 72
Tony Anthony
23
The Great Sasuke
 73
La Parka
24
Davey Boy Smith
 74
Doug Gilbert
25
Konnan
 75
El Samurai
26
Jeff Jarrett
 76
Tatsumi Fujinami
27
Arn Anderson
 77
Pitbull #2
28
Mitsuharu Misawa
 78
Negro Casas
29
Eddie Guerrero
 79
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
30
Rick Steiner
 80
Pitbull #1
31
Jerry Lawler
 81
Perry Saturn
32
The Great Muta
 82
Kevin Sullivan
33
Owen Hart
 83
Tracy Smothers
34
Scott Hall
 84
Brian Lee
35
2 Cold Scorpio
 85
Giant Baba
36
Nobuhiko Takada
 86
Booker T
37
Raven
 87
Zip
38
Jushin Liger
 88
John Kronus
39
Psicosis
 89
Riki Choshu
40
Sid Vicious
 90
Leif Cassidy
41
Último Dragón
 91
Road Warrior Hawk
42
Chris Jericho
 92
Abdullah the Butcher
43
Marc Mero
 93
Big Bubba Rogers
44
Tommy Dreamer
 94
Jerry Estrada
45
Mankind
 95
Tommy Rich
46
Taz
 96
Jun Akiyama
47
Dan Severn
 97
Stevie Richards
48
Koji Kanemoto
 98
Jamie Dundee
49
Savio Vega
 99
Sgt. Craig Pittman
50
Yokozuna
 100
Scott Norton
Ranks: 1-100 101-200 201-300 301-400 401-500

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