Misc. News: The PWI 500 Coming Soon
Just a reminder to my fellow dedicated wrestling fans that it’s just about time for the annual PWI 500 to hit newsstands and hopefully the net. This ranking, published annually by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine, is an exhasustive ranking of the top 500 wrestlers in all the sport. I don’t yet know the actual rankings except, as has been the case in all but roughly 3 rankings, a WWF/E wrestler is #1 (this year it’s The Miz), meaning the highest-ranked Japanese wrestler would be #2…but I’m thinking it’ll be #3 because although John Cena Sucks he’ll probably be #2. Note, however, that any Top 10 lists circulating on the net right now are 100% FAKE. That’s the word from PWI Publisher Stu Saks himself at PWI’s official blog (prowrestlingillustrated.blogspot.com). The issue itself should go on sale later this month, also note that this year’s 500 grading period was 6/1/2010-5/31/2011, a little earlier than usual. I have a feeling Takashi Sugiura will be the top Japanese wrestler in the rankings, but we’ll see.
When I’m able to get the rankings and analyze them I’ll pass them along.