Wrestling news: Jon Moxley tops Pro Wrestling Illustrated annual top 500 list

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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
  • Activity

We know what you're thinking now, what are we waiting for? Where are the rankings?!

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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

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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

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17) Kota Ibushi

18) Rush

19) Braun Strowman

20) Jacob Fatu

21) Will Ospreay

22) MJF

23) Aleister Black

24) Kento Miyahara

25) WALTER

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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