Kenny Omega ranked #1 on PWI 500 list for 2021

Sep 8, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

AEW World Champion Kenny Omega has been announced as the #1 ranked wrestler in the 2021 Top 500 list from Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

PWI’s Al Castle appeared on Busted Open Radio this morning and announced that Omega will top the annual list this year.

Omega ranked #13 on the 2020 list, which was topped by Jon Moxley. He ranked #8 on the 2019 list, which was topped by Seth Rollins. Omega ranked #1 in 2018.

The top 10 for 2021 looks like this: AEW World & AAA Mega Champion Kenny Omega, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, Kota Ibushi, Jon Moxley, RevPro British Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, Finn Balor, IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi, Rich Swann.

PWI responded to a fan tweet and commented on how Reigns almost took the top spot.

“Worth noting that we did still have a debate, and Roman would’ve been #1 in just about any other year. But this year belongs to Kenny,” they wrote.

The PWI 500 issue is available for pre-orders now, while the digital edition is for sale at You can see Omega’s cover below:

5 Responses

  1. CM Chippunk says:

    Moxley … lol.

  2. Kenny Omega #1 and Roman will have to settle for #2.

  3. DB says:

    And yet again, Ron Killings got shafted. How many more 24/7 reigns does he need before his greatness is acknowledged?

  4. Borne Davis says:

    Twinkletoes McFingerbang outranked the Tribal Chief? I think the guys in PWI need re-evaluation or a drug test.

  5. Snip says:

    @Borne Davis It most likely has to do with him holding the top championship title of 3 different promotions (Impact World Championship, Mega AAA, AEW World Championship).

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