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Anonymous asked in SportsWrestling · 1 decade ago

PWI's Top 500 Wrestlers of 2009--Top Ten?

1. Triple H

#2. Chris Jericho

#3. John Cena

#4. Edge

#5. Randy Orton

#6. Nigel McGuinness

#7. Hiroshi Tanahashi

#8. CM Punk

#9. Sting

#10. Último Guerrero

Thoughts?

BQ: Does anyone know where I can find the full 500 list?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Isn't it funny that Tanahashi is in the top 10 and IWGP champion but when he was in TNA the company had no idea what to do with him! Come on this is the New Japan Champion who DESERVED more from TNA than a few opening x division matches. Why Kurt Angle or Jarrett or AJ or Joe didn't get a Impact main event against Tanahashi is just poor booking.

    To be honest I would rather have Dr. Wagner at #10 since he is the current AAA champion. Jimmy Jacobs, Austin Aries, KENTA all could of been considered for the 10 spot also for their work in 2008-2009. Considering ROH's top angles I would say Age of the Fall might of been bigger than Nigel as champion for the year. Ultimo Guerrero works for CMLL as the top draw, was in TNA for the X Cup, and does some indy.

    1. Triple H

    2. Chris Jericho

    3. John Cena

    4. Edge

    5. Randy Orton

    6. Nigel McGuinness

    7. Hiroshi Tanahashi

    8. CM Punk

    9. Sting

    10. Ultimo Guerrero

    11. The Undertaker

    12. Kurt Angle

    13. Jeff Hardy

    14. Shawn Michaels

    15. Keiji Muto

    16. Batista

    17. Tyler Black

    18. Jack Swagger

    19. A.J. Styles

    20. Matt Hardy

    21. Jeff Jarrett

    22. Blue Demon Jr.

    23. Austin Aries

    24. Shinsuke Nakamura

    25. The Big Show

    26. Rey Mysterio Jr.

    27. Bryan Danielson

    28. Christian

    29. Samoa Joe

    30. Suicide

    31. Shelton Benjamin

    32. Alex Shelley

    33. MVP

    34. Mick Foley

    35. Kofi Kingston

    36. Mistico

    37. Kane

    38. Booker T

    39. Mesias

    40. Jerry Lynn

    41. William Regal

    42. Jun Akiyama

    43. Brother Ray

    44. Ted DiBiase Jr.

    45. Mark Henry

    46. John Morrison

    47. Finlay

    48. Cody Rhodes

    49. Brother Devon

    50. Jimmy Jacobs

    51. Adam Pearce

    52. Chris Sabin

    53. Vladimir Kozlov

    54. Kensuke Sasaki

    55. Robert Roode

    56. The Miz (Interview)

    57. Dr. Wagner Jr.

    58. Daniels

    59. James Storm

    60. Yoshihiro Takayama

    61. Roderick Strong

    62. Brian Kendrick

    63. Evan Bourne

    64. Carlito

    65. Yuji Nagata

    66. Hernandez

    67. Claudio Castagnoli

    68. Rhino

    69. Manabu Nakanishi

    70. Chris Hero

    71. Scott Steiner

    72. Eric Young

    73. Tyson Kidd

    74. KENTA

    75. Chessman

    76. Primo

    77. Davey Richards

    78. Eric Escobar

    79. Homicide

    80. R-Truth

    81. Jay Briscoe

    82. Hirooki Goto

    83. Jay Lethal

    84. Steve Corino

    85. Sheik Abdul Bashir

    86. Matt Morgan

    87. Mike Knox

    88. Dos Caras Jr.

    89. Brent Albright

    90. JTG

    91. Naomichi Marufuji

    92. Eddie Edwards

    93. Consequences Creed

    94. Sheamus

    95. Shad Gaspard

    96. Abyss

    97. Santino Marella

    98. Tyson Dux

    99. Blue Panther

    100. Takeshi Morishima

    101. Umaga

    102. Petey Williams

    103. Tiger Mask IV

    104. Tommy Dreamer

    105. Kevin Nash

    106. Rhett Titus

    107. Mark Briscoe

    108. ***** Casas

    109. La Parka

    110. Averno

    111. Minoru Suzuki

    112. Kevin Steen

    113. Dolph Ziggler

    114. CIMA

    115. Bison Smith

    116. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

    117. Necro Butcher

    118. The Great Khali

    119. Kaz Hayashi

    120. Go Shiozaki

    121. Cibernetico

    122. Charlie Haas

    123. Paul Burchill

    124. Marco Corleone

    125. Drew McIntyre

    126. Jamie Noble

    127. Erick Stevens

    128. Naruki Doi

    129. Ricky Ortiz

    130. D.H. Smith

    131. Delirious

    132. Suwama

    133. Joe Doering

    134. Doug Williams

    135. Martin Stone

    136. Perro Aguayo Jr.

    137. PAC

    138. Festus

    139. Hiroyoshi Tenzan

    140. Joe E. Legend

    141. Rocky Romero

    142. Ezekiel Jackson

    143. Zorro

    144. Masato Tanaka

    145. Alex Koslov

    146. Shingo Takagi

    147. Konnan

    148. Hector Garza

    149. Sonjay Dutt

    150. Sim Snuka

    151. Kiyoshi

    152. Jethro Holiday

    153. Amazing Red

    154. Giant Bernard

    155. Ray Gonzalez

    156. Tyler Reks

    157. Afa Jr.

    158. Orlando Colon

    159. Johnny Curtis

    160. Volador Jr.

    161. Tetsuya Naito

    162. Paul London

    163. El Generico

    164. Idol Stevens

    165. Jesse

    166. Yujiro

    167. Jack Evans

    168. Cody Deaner

    169. Jimmy Wang Yang

    170. El Elegido

    171. Kenta Kobashi

    172. Juventud

    173. Brutus Magnus

    174. Tommy Diablo

    175. Joey Ryan

    176. Rob Eckos

    177. Matt Cross

    178. Drake Younger

    179. Human Tornado

    180. Goldust

    181. Jimmy Rave

    182. D.J. Gabriel

    183. Atlantis

    184. Devon Storm

    185. Kizarny

    186. Chuck Taylor

    187. Billy Bax

    188. Shannon Moore

    189. Rick Fuller

    190. Curt Hawkins

    191. La Sombra

    192. Sebastian Slater

    193. Hurricane Helms

    194. Sami Callihan

    195. Lance Archer

    196. Trik Davis

    197. Teddy Hart

    198. Kaval

    199. Zack Ryder

    200. Shawn Spears

    201. D-Lo Brown

    202. Kenny King

    203. Ruckus

    204. Shinjiro Otani

    205. Tomko

    206. B-Boy

    207. Alan Stone

    208. Mr. Mac

    209. Mike DiBiase

    210. Christopher Gray

    211. Satoshi Kojima

    212. 2 Cold Scorpio

    213. Vampiro

    214. Karl Anderson

    215. Chad Collyer

    216. Tommy Taylor

    217. Nick Gage

    218. Brodie Lee

    219. Yoshitatsu

    220. Super Crazy

    221. Joe Hennig

    222. Scott Lost

    223. Mike Mondo

    224. Zodiac

    225. Rory McAllister

    226. Katsuhiko Nakajima

    227. Rey Bucanero

    228. El Hijo del Santo

    229. Matt Jackson

    230. Rob Terry

    231. Ryouji Sai

    232. Robbie McAllister

    233. Zokre

    234. Daisuke Sekimoto

    235. Nick Jackson

    236. Dark Ozz

    237. Stevie Richards

    238. Colt Cabana

    239. Phil Shatter

    240. Kid Kash

    241. Chicky Starr

    242. Taiyo Kea

    243. Jason Hades

    244. Milano Collection A.T.

    245. B.J.

    246. Ricky Reyes

    247. Mike Quackenbush

    248. Pepper Parks

    249. Lince Dorado

    250. Jason Blade

    251. Johnny Devine

    252. Bam Neely

    253. Gran Akuma

    254. Electroshock

    255. El Bronco

    256. Al Snow

    257. Eddie Kingston (Interview)

    258. Nicho

    259. Ace Steele

    260. Johnny Kashmere

    261. Helios

    262. Riki Chosu

    263. Mr. Niebla

    264. Icarus

    265. Hallowicked

    266. Christian York

    267. Osamu Nishimura

    268. Texano Jr.

    269. Ikuto Hidaka

    270. Aden Chambers

    271. Josh Prohibition

    272. Tommy Suede

    273. Sangre Azteca

    274. Cobian

    275. Ricky Landell

    276. Chase Del Monte

    277. Brain Damage

    278. Josh Daniels

    279. Matt Logan

    280. Bobby Fish

    281. Brandon Cutler

    282. Masaaki Mochizuki

    283. Shocker

    284. Glen Osbourne

    285. C.W. Anderson

    286. Francisco Ciatso

    287. Deranged

    288. Bryan Logan

    289. UltraMantis Black

    290. A.J Istria

    291. Dustin Cutler

    292. Shane Sewell

    293. Dylan Klein

    294. Arrick Andrews

    295. Acid Jazz

    296. Sterling James Keenan

    297. Togi Makabe

    298. El Comandante

    299. Toru Yano

    300. Ryan Braddock

    301. Tommy Thunda

    302. Grizzly Redwood

    303. Vin Gerard

    304. Cute Kip

    305. Hurricane Castillo Jr.

    306. APOC

    307. Silver King

    308. Danny Doring

    309. Brett DiBiase

    310. Nate Webb

    311. Truitt Fields

    312. Prince Mustafa Ali

    313. Vaughn Lilas

    314. Jigsaw

    315. Jushin “Thunder” Liger

    316. Andy Douglas

    317. Mike Reed

    318. Kenny Omega

    319. Dysfunction

    320. J.D. Maverick

    321. Shark Boy

    322. Mahoney

    323. King V

    324. Ric Converse

    325. Brad Attitude

    326. Dal Knox

    327. Mike Kruel

    328. Chase Stevens

    329. Super Hentai

    330. Sean Waltman

    331. Arik Cannon

    332. Thunder

    333. Pat Buck

    334. The Atomic Dogg

    335. Lightning

    336. “JAG” Hartley Jackson

    337. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

    338. Kahagas

    339. Tank Toland

    340. Maverick Darsow

    341. BxB Hulk

    342. Tim Donst

    343. Damien Slater

    344. Jalil Salaam

    345. Obie Cartel

    346. Michael Elgin

    347. Flash Flanagan

    348. Max Bauer

    349. Bobby Dempsey

    350. Ethan Page

    351. Joe Lider

    352. 2 Dope

    353. Victor Jovica

    354. Steve Boz

    355. Amasis

    356. T.J. Perkins

    357. Ophidian

    358. Qeenan Creed

    359. The Boogeyman

    360. The Bruiser

    361. Mason Childs

    362. La Mascara

    363. Keith Walker

    364. Madman Pondo

    365. Val Venis

    366. Nicky Benz

    367. Kafu

    368. Alex Arion

    369. Cheech

    370. Falah

    371. Lance Cade

    372. David Young

    373. Sal Rinauro

    374. Ace Rockwell

    375. Rasche Brown

    376. Shiima Xion

    377. Sabian

    378. Chasyn Rance

    379. Asylum

    380. Cloudy

    381. Sexxxy Eddy

    382. B.G. James

    383. G.Q. Gallo

    384. Trent Acid

    385. Egotistico Fantastico

    386. Dan Eckos

    387. Antonio Thomas

    388. Jim Duggan

    389. Matt Burns

    390. Kung Funaki

    391. Nate Bash

    392. Kevin Grace

    393. Chris Masters

    394. Danny Daniels

    395. Ryan McBride

    396. Sabu

    397. Zaquary Springate II

    398. John McChesney

    399. Jerry Lawler

    400. Benjamin Sailer

    401. Darin Corbin

    402. Greg Spitz

    403. Iceberg

    404. Sean Royal

    405. Phil Atlas

    406. Leslie Leatherman

    407. Mark Mercedes

    408. Kirby Mack

    409. Brad Martin

    410. Colin Delaney

    411. Ryan Cruz

    412. Jonny Puma

    413. Vance Nevada

    414. Freak Nastty

    415. Robin Knightwing

    416. T.J. Mack

    417. The Stro

    418. Frederick of Hollywood

    419. Conrad Kennedy III

    420. Zach Gowen

    421. Joey Knight

    422. Big Rocco

    423. Tommy Trouble

    424. The Sheik

    425. Grim Reefer

    426. 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. Azriel

    436. Havok

    437. Micah Taylor

    438. Sally Boy

    439. Hiram Tua

    440. Jon Bolen

    441. Pinkie Sanchez

    442. Jimmy Olsen

    443. Z-Barr

    444. Jeremy Wyatt

    445. Brandon Espinosa

    446. Brandon Locke

    447. Angel

    448. Xtremo

    449. Tim Storm

    450. Danny Havoc

    451. Trent Beretta

    452. Slim-J

    453. Chance Prophet

    454. Wildside

    455. Sean Davis

    456. Way Cool

    457. Corporal Robinson

    458. Tony Kozina

    459. Prince Nana

    460. Eric Everlast

    461. Ron Falco

    462. Jon Cutler

    463. Phil Davis

    464. Igotta Brewski

    465. Byron Saxton

    466. Robby Starr

    467. Cha Cha Chance

    468. Ken Steel

    469. Mega

    470. Jamie Jay

    471. Jon Moxley

    472. Hook Bomberry

    473. Johnny Dynamo

    474. Dan Maff

    475. Shawn Christopher

    476. Donovan Ruddick

    477. Luke Hawx

    478. Romero Roselli

    479. Navajo Warrior

    480. 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. Larry Zbyszko

    493. Brian Jennings

    494. “Bad Boy” Barry Hardy

    495. Matt Boyce

    496. Crazzy Steve

    497. Matt Rivera

    498. Mikal Judas

    499. Lawman Williams

    500. Shockwave the Robot

  • buchy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Pwi Top 500 Wrestlers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree with the Ron Paul supporter. PWI is considered a JOKE amongst internet smarks and the IWC in general. It's a kayfabe magazine that shows complete bias toward the WWE. Most of the indy guys unless they are from ROH are just slapped in there as filler, without seeing any of their matches. I've seen guys ranked in the low 400s that are even better than a lot of guys in the upper 200 range, and have had better matches. I remember one year that Gillberg got a higher ranking than Chris Sabin. Yeah, Gillberg a better wrestler than Chris Sabin? Don't make me ******* laugh.

    The Eddie comment that the Ron Paul guy was talking about was from an earlier answerer that wanted to know why Eddie was not in the top ten

  • Yeah I agree, PWI sucks, somtimes I wonder if the people who work there actually watch wrestling at all.

    BQ: No idea

    Libertarians > Cons and Libs - Ultimo Guerrero isnt Eddie Guerrero. Heres some info on him......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimo_Guerrero

    EDIT: #492. Larry Zbyszko? How the hell did he make it on there? I know hes in the indies again but damn, seriously?

    Source(s): FEAR THE LEGDROP
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The PWI 500 is a joke. It's more based on popularity and win-loss records than it is on actual talent, Once you get past 100, the list is pretty much just slapped together. PWI is a mark magazine that has always be biased toward WWE.

    Trust me, if it was based on Ability, John Cena would not even be in the top 30, let alone the top 10

    Why would Eddie be in a top 10 for 2009 when he died in 2006ish? It's based on the year 2008-2009

  • Q
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Thats a bad list.

    1.John cena shouldnt even be up there

    2.Undertaker and shawn michaels should be up there also.

    3.The top ten is mostly wwe wrestlers. They're plenty other promotions out there that have good quality wrestlers

  • 1 decade ago

    1. Cena shouldnt be there

    2. Triple H didnt inpress me at all this year

    3.Jericho should be #1

    4. WHERE THE **** IS MYSTERIO HE WAS BETTER THAN EVERYONE IN THE WWE THIS YEAR

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where is Taker and HBK and Eddie?The only ones I agree with is Edge,CM Punk and Jericho

  • Sam Y
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Everyone except for John Cena is a nominee

    They Don't do that ti'l december

    Go to wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Wrestling_Illustr...

    Please answer my question

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmV6U...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    HHH :

    the good : Won an E-chamber , held the world title for 2 month and half, won the main event of WM 25, was in the last 2 men in the rumble .

    the bad : was injured and out of action for a month, got pinned by Orton 2 times in the same week , lost at NOC, lost the 3 Stage of hell against Orton.

    2- Chris Jericho :

    the good: Won a 3 on 1 handicap match against at WM, won at Backlash, won the IC title at night of Extreme, won a tag team steel cage match on SD, won the Tag titles, Defend the tag titles 3 times succesfully for now.

    the bad: Lost at the rumble and wasn't in the last 5 men, lost an elimination chamber, lost at JD, his first 3 weeks on SD where almost all losses by pinfall to jeff hardy and punk, he lost the ic title at the bash .

    3-John cena :

    the good : started the year as world champ, retained against JBL, won the title at WM, beat big show at 2 PPV's, beat the miz at the bash.

    the bad: lost the Elmination chamber, lost a last man standing match against edge, got pinned by orton at NOC ,lost to big show like 4 time by pinfall this year .

    4-edge :

    the good: won a no-dq match at the rumble for the world title, won the elimination chamber for the wwe title, won the world title in LMS match at backlash, won at JD against jeff, won the tag titles at the bash, defend the tag titles 2 times succesfully, and had a week where he won 4 matches, won a tag team cage match.

    the bad: lost an EC , lost at WM, lost a ladder match to jeff hardy , lost to cm punk 2 times in 1 week.

    5-Orton :

    the good:

    won the rumble, won at NWO against shane, won the wwe title at backlash, won a 4-way for the wwe title, retained against HHH in a 3 tage of hell match, beat cena and HHH in a 3-way at NOC.

    the bad: lost at WM , Lost to batista at JD and night of extreme , lost morethan 1 handicap match with legacy vs 2 guys...

    Nigel Mcguiness: as much as i hate Nigel mcguiness, he had to be in the top 3 best wrestler of the year , and it's shame people like cena and orton are above him.

    Hiroshi Tanahashi: THE REAL WRESTLER of the year, he Won the IWGP title 2 times, he beat 3 of the best wrestlers in the world ( kurt angle, keiji muto and shinsuke nakamura , and won the first ever NJPW vs NOAH match to retain his IWGP title.

    CM Punk : he had a decent year but his year was defenetly not better then Sting.

    Sting : retained his title every month against a different oponent , he won a 4-way that included top level main eventers, and beat matt morgan, his PPV wins are great.

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