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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 2008
1
Randy Orton
 51
Big Show
2
Kurt Angle
 52
Claudio Castagnoli
3
Triple H
 53
Giant Bernard
4
Samoa Joe
 54
The Miz
5
Edge
 55
William Regal
6
The Undertaker
 56
Finlay
7
Shawn Michaels
 57
Yuji Nagata
8
Nigel McGuinness
 58
Chris Hero
9
John Cena
 59
Rey Mysterio
10
Shinsuke Nakamura
 60
Eric Young
11
Takeshi Morishima
 61
Rhino
12
Último Guerrero
 62
Shelton Benjamin
13
Bryan Danielson
 63
Carlito
14
Christian Cage
 64
Scott Steiner
15
Batista
 65
Mark Henry
16
Keiji Muto
 66
Chuck Palumbo
17
Místico
 67
Homicide
18
Jeff Hardy
 68
El Averno
19
Ric Flair
 69
Chris Sabin
20
Hiroshi Tanahashi
 70
Alex Shelley
21
AJ Styles
 71
El Zorro
22
Perro Aguayo Jr.
 72
Hernandez
23
Montel Vontavious Porter
 73
Dos Caras Jr.
24
CM Punk
 74
Jimmy Jacobs
25
Tomko
 75
Orlando Colón
26
El Mesías
 76
Kofi Kingston
27
Jay Lethal
 77
Alan Stone
28
Dr. Wagner Jr.
 78
Brother Ray
29
Chris Jericho
 79
Cody Rhodes
30
Kensuke Sasaki
 80
Lance Cade
31
Austin Aries
 81
Sonjay Dutt
32
Cibernético
 82
Brother Devon
33
Kane
 83
The Great Khali
34
Booker T
 84
Sting
35
Mr. Kennedy
 85
El Hijo del Santo
36
Chavo Guerrero Jr.
 86
Kenta Kobashi
37
Umaga
 87
Mitsuharu Misawa
38
Robert Roode
 88
Tyler Black
39
Suwama
 89
Masato Tanaka
40
John Bradshaw Layfield
 90
Naomichi Marufuji
41
Matt Hardy
 91
Santino Marella
42
James Storm
 92
Hardcore Holly
43
John Morrison
 93
Satoshi Kojima
44
Adam Pearce
 94
Ron Killings
45
Kaz
 95
Curry Man
46
CIMA
 96
Trevor Murdoch
47
Minoru Suzuki
 97
KENTA
48
Petey Williams
 98
Charly Manson
49
Jay Briscoe
 99
Elijah Burke
50
Mark Briscoe
 100
Toshiaki Kawada
Ranks: 1-100 101-200 201-300 301-400 401-500

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