All Elite Wrestling's Jon Moxley has been ranked as the best wrestler of 2020, according to Pro Wrestling Illustrated's annual list.
The latest issue won't hit the shelves until September 22, but Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose during his WWE stint, is the poster boy after topping the list.
If you are unfamiliar with the PWI rankings and are unsure how they are ranked, below is the criteria they use when considering every wrestler.
First and foremost, the evaluation period for this year’s PWI 500 is July 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2020.
The criteria for the rankings is as follows:
- Win-loss record
- Technical ability
- Influence on the sport
- Success against the highest grade of competition
- Success against the most diverse competition
We know what you're thinking now, what are we waiting for? Where are the rankings?!
Well fear not, below you can see the top 25.
1) Jon Moxley
2) Adam Cole
3) Chris Jericho
4) Drew McIntyre
5) Tetsuya Naito
As you can see, the top five is pretty stacked with unbelievable talent. Adam Cole and Drew McIntyre come in as the two WWE representatives, while Moxley and Jericho represent AEW. Naito comes in thanks to his work with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
6) Kazuchika Okada
7) Cody Rhodes
8) Seth Rollins
9) Kofi Kingston
10) AJ Styles
11) Keith Lee
12) Brock Lesnar
13) Kenny Omega
14) Roman Reigns
15) Nick Aldis
Last year's number one comes in at eighth this year, with Seth Rollins dropping down seven places, joining fellow WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in the top 15.
16) Bray Wyatt
17) Kota Ibushi
19) Braun Strowman
20) Jacob Fatu
21) Will Ospreay
23) Aleister Black
24) Kento Miyahara
So there is the top 25 wrestlers in the world right now according to PWI's annual list.
It just goes to show how much wrestling is currently available to people around the world, ranging from WWE to AEW to NJPW.
It really is a great time to be a wrestling fan.
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