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starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1996

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(see also the PWI Female 50 listings)

position born wrestler previous year position difference
1 United States Shawn Michaels 2 +1
2 United States The Giant N/A N/A
3 United States Sting 3 0 (=)
4 Japan Kenta Kobashi 64 +60
5 United States Ahmed Johnson N/A N/A
6 United States Kevin Nash 1 -5
7 United States Rey Misterio, Jr. 18 +11
8 United States Hulk Hogan 6 -2
9 United States Sabu 5 -4
10 United States Ric Flair 20 +10
11 United States Goldust 62 +51
12 Japan Shinya Hashimoto 134 +122
13 United States Dean Malenko 21 +8
14 United States Big Van Vader 7 -7
15 United States Scott Steiner 15 0 (=)
16 Canada Bret Hart 4 -12
17 United States Lex Luger 23 +6
18 Canada Chris Benoit 46 +28
19 United States The Undertaker 14 -5
20 United States Shane Douglas 28 +8
21 United States Randy Savage 8 -13
22 United States Steve Austin 43 +21
23 Japan The Great Sasuke 154 +131
24 United Kingdom Davey Boy Smith 39 +15
25 Cuba Konnan 38 +13
26 United States Jeff Jarrett 11 -15
27 United States Arn Anderson 24 -3
28 Japan Mitsuharu Misawa 10 -18
29 United States Eddie Guerrero 17 -12
30 United States Rick Steiner 19 -11
31 United States Jerry Lawler 22 -9
32 Japan The Great Muta 13 -19
33 Canada Owen Hart 12 -21
34 United States Scott Hall 9 -25
35 United States 2 Cold Scorpio 33 -2
36 Japan Nobuhiko Takada 27 -9
37 United States Raven 114 +77
38 Japan Jushin Liger 143 +105
39 Mexico Psicosis 87 +48
40 United States Sid Vicious 34 -6
41 Japan Ultimo Dragon 99 +58
42 United States Chris Jericho N/A N/A
43 United States Marc Mero 57 +14
44 United States Tommy Dreamer 45 +1
45 United States Mankind 31 -14
46 United States Taz 53 +7
47 United States Dan Severn 35 -12
48 Japan Koji Kanemoto 40 -8
49 Puerto Rico Savio Vega 63 +14
50 United States Yokozuna 32 -18
51 United States Rob Van Dam 199 +148
52 Japan Antonio Inoki 16 -36
53 United States Mabel 49 -4
54 United States Diamond Dallas Page 111 +57
55 United States Faarooq 121 +66
56 United Kingdom Lord Steven Regal 36 -20
57 Japan Akira Taue 153 +96
58 Mexico Perro Aguayo 187 +129
59 United States Masa Chono 95 +36
60 Mexico Juventud Guerrera 188 +128
61 Japan Hiroyoshi Tenzan N/A N/A
62 Japan Toshiaki Kawada 59 -3
63 Mexico El Hijo del Santo 115 +52
64 United States Brian Christopher 58 -6
65 United States The Sandman 60 -5
66 United States Stan Hansen 69 +3
67 United States Stevie Ray 119 +52
68 United States Steve Williams 91 +23
69 United States Skip 42 -27
70 Japan Kensuke Sasaki 44 -26
71 United States Bam Bam Bigelow 30 -41
72 United States Tony Anthony 37 -35
73 Mexico La Parka N/A N/A
74 United States Doug Gilbert 73 -1
75 Japan El Samurai N/A N/A
76 Japan Tatsumi Fujinami 156 +80
77 United States Pitbull #2 139 +62
78 Mexico Negro Casas 127 +49
79 United States Hunter Hearst Helmsley 84 +5
80 United States Pitbull #1 142 +62
81 United States Perry Saturn N/A N/A
82 United States Kevin Sullivan 237 +155
83 United States Tracy Smothers 26 -57
84 United States Brian Lee 346 +262
85 Japan Giant Baba 248 +163
86 United States Booker T. 89 +3
87 United States Zip 83 -4
88 United States John Kronus N/A N/A
89 South Korea Riki Choshu 184 +95
90 United States Leif Cassidy 56 -34
91 United States Road Warrior Hawk 25 -66
92 Canada Abdullah The Butcher 71 -21
93 United States Big Bubba Rogers 82 -11
94 Mexico Jerry Estrada 215 +121
95 United States Tommy Rich 161 +66
96 Japan Jun Akiyama 190 +94
97 United States Stevie Richards 163 +66
98 Australia Jamie Dundee 168 +70
99 United States Sgt. Craig Pittman 221 +122
100 United States Scott Norton 86 -14

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1996

position born wrestler previous year position difference
101 Germany Alex Wright 54 -47
102 United States Gary Albright 74 -28
103 United States Wolfie D. 175 +72
104 Puerto Rico Carlos Colon 177 +73
105 United States Jesse James Armstrong N/A N/A
106 United States Henry O. Godwinn 133 +27
107 Puerto Rico Jose Estrada Jr. N/A N/A
108 United States Fatu 98 -10
109 Japan Akira Nogami 209 +100
110 United States The Ultimate Warrior 423 +313
111 Japan Takayuki Iizuka 193 +82
112 Japan Junji Hirata N/A N/A
113 Japan Koji Kitao N/A N/A
114 United States Brian Knobbs 96 -18
115 Japan Genichiro Tenryu 128 +13
116 United States Disco Inferno N/A N/A
117 United States Johnny Gunn 138 +21
118 Japan Wing Kanemura N/A N/A
119 United States Rocco Rock 90 -29
120 United States Earl Robert Eaton 66 -54
121 United States Jerry Sags 104 -17
122 United States Marty Jannetty 107 -15
123 United States Johnny Grunge 94 -29
124 United States Marcus Bagwell 97 -27
125 United States Ricky Santana 236 +111
126 United States Ricky Morton 135 +9
127 United Kingdom David Taylor N/A N/A
128 Tonga The Barbarian 233 +105
129 United States New Jack 126 -3
130 Japan Hiro Hase 52 -78
131 United States Terry Gordy 165 +34
132 United States Axl Rotten 166 +34
133 United States Bart Gunn 195 +62
134 United States Scotty Riggs N/A N/A
135 United States Bob Holly 76 -59
136 Canada John Tenta N/A N/A
137 United States Ron Harris N/A N/A
138 United States Phineas I. Godwinn N/A N/A
139 Canada Rick Martel 93 -46
140 Tonga Meng 92 -48
141 Japan Kurasawa 145 +4
142 United States Tatanka 41 -101
143 United States Terry Funk 70 -73
144 United States Mustafa Saed 136 -8
145 United States Doug Furnas 116 -29
146 United States Mikey Whipwreck 197 +51
147 United States Jim Duggan 113 -34
148 United States Bart Sawyer 471 +323
149 United States Buh Buh Ray Dudley N/A N/A
150 United States Justin Bradshaw N/A N/A
151 Canada Dan Kroffat 112 -39
152 United Kingdom Johnny Smith 150 -2
153 United States Johnny Ace 108 -45
154 United States Koko B Ware 212 +58
155 United States Aldo Montoya 125 -30
156 United States Hugh Morrus N/A N/A
157 Spain Isaac Yankem, DDS N/A N/A
158 United States Adam Bomb 47 -111
159 Unknown El Bronco 243 +84
160 United States Brad Armstrong 238 +78
161 United States Jake Roberts N/A N/A
162 United States The Booty Man N/A N/A
163 United States Tommy Cairo 152 -11
164 United States Don Harris N/A N/A
165 United States King Kong Bundy 147 -18
166 United States Steve Armstrong 106 -60
167 United States Flex Kavana N/A N/A
168 United Kingdom Bill Dundee 105 -63
169 United States Devon Storm 206 +37
170 Mexico Mil Mascaras 172 +2
171 United States Jim Neidhart 132 -39
172 United States Robert Gibson 169 -3
173 United States Greg Valentine 85 -88
174 Puerto Rico Miguel Perez Jr. 129 -45
175 Mexico Octagon 224 +49
176 United States Scott Armstrong 167 -9
177 United States V. K. Wallstreet N/A N/A
178 United States Ian Rotten N/A N/A
179 United States Scott Putski 67 -112
180 United States Brickhouse Brown N/A N/A
181 United States Duke Droese 130 -51
182 United States Mike Enos 283 +101
183 Mexico El Canek 186 +3
184 United States Pat Tanaka 191 +7
185 Fiji Islands Jimmy Snuka 149 -36
186 United States The Patriot 68 -118
187 United States Dick Slater 131 -56
188 United States Tito Santana 51 -137
189 United States Bobby Fulton 192 +3
190 United States Bunkhouse Buck 117 -73
191 United States Kama 65 -126
192 Japan Osamu Nishimura 251 +59
193 United States Ray Odyssey 282 +89
194 United States Billy Gunn 141 -53
195 United States Chris Evans 182 -13
196 United States Wayne Bloom 317 +121
197 United States Jim Powers 204 +7
198 Japan Hakushi 48 -150
199 United States Kamala 2 170 -29
200 United States Mr. Hughes 176 -24

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1996

position born wrestler previous year position difference
201 Mexico Heavy Metal 174 -27
202 United States Typhoon 162 -40
203 United States The 1-2-3 Kid 29 -174
204 Mexico Blue Panther 173 -31
205 United States T. Rantula 155 -50
206 Japan Gran Hamada 234 +28
207 Canada Scott D'Amore 241 +34
208 United States Ace Darling 205 -3
209 United States Dory Funk, Jr. 213 +4
210 United States J. T. Smith N/A N/A
211 United States D-Lo Brown N/A N/A
212 Mexico Lizmark 183 -29
213 United States Mo 144 -69
214 United States Virgil 171 -43
215 Italy Italian Stallion 217 +2
216 United States Bruiser Bedlam 81 -135
217 United States Dances With Dudley N/A N/A
218 United States Vic Steamboat 158 -60
219 United States Kamala 123 -96
220 United States Louie Spicolli N/A N/A
221 United States Bastion Booger 164 -57
222 United States Cheetah Master 460 +238
223 Mexico Super Calo N/A N/A
224 United States Road Warrior Animal N/A N/A
225 United States Tony Atlas 230 +5
226 Unknown Eddie Golden 232 +6
227 United States Lance Diamond 467 +240
228 United States Headbanger Mosh 201 -27
229 United States Lord Zoltan 267 +38
230 United States The Blacktop Bully N/A N/A
231 United States Glen Osbourne 228 -3
232 Samoa Samu 198 -34
233 Unknown Frank Finnegan 218 -15
234 United States Jim McPherson 244 +10
235 United States Headbanger Thrasher 203 -32
236 United States Ken Shamrock 157 -79
237 United States Ice Train N/A N/A
238 United States Reggie B. Fine N/A N/A
239 Canada Vance Nevada N/A N/A
240 United States Maxx Payne N/A N/A
241 Unknown The Demon Hellstorm 325 +84
242 United States Flaming Youth 276 +34
243 United States Terry Austin 257 +14
244 New Zealand Butch 252 +8
245 United States Tony Falk N/A N/A
246 United States Johnny Graham 271 +25
247 Unknown Mickey Doyle 331 +84
248 United States Marc Ash 291 +43
249 United Kingdom Chris Adams 246 -3
250 New Zealand Luke 258 +8
251 United States George South 316 +65
252 Mexico Cien Caras 328 +76
253 Unknown Mark Schrader N/A N/A
254 Unknown Robbie Royce 273 +19
255 United States Knuckles Nelson N/A N/A
256 United States The Blue Meanie N/A N/A
257 United States Lou Marconi 286 +29
258 Puerto Rico Headhunter A 270 +12
259 United States Abbudah Singh N/A N/A
260 United States Dusty Wolfe 263 +3
261 United States Bobby Blaze 109 -152
262 United States Demolition Ax 207 -55
263 United States Austin Steele 265 +2
264 United States Diamond Timothy Flowers 227 -37
265 United States Tommy Rogers 240 -25
266 Puerto Rico Headhunter B 280 +14
267 United States Jeff Gaylord 214 -53
268 Unknown Firefighter Adrian 231 -37
269 United States Doink the Clown (Apollo) 118 -151
270 United Kingdom Yoshi Kwan N/A N/A
271 Unknown Rock Stevens 279 +8
272 United States Frank Stalletto 348 +76
273 Unknown Stan Lee N/A N/A
274 United States The Colorado Kid 200 -74
275 United States Junk Yard Dog 219 -56
276 United States Horace Boulder 333 +57
277 United States Rockin' Rico N/A N/A
278 United States King Kahlua 285 +7
279 Unknown The Pink Assassin N/A N/A
280 United States Bob Armstrong 272 -8
281 Unknown Ashley Hudson N/A N/A
282 United States Vampire Warrior 211 -71
283 United States The Renegade 245 -38
284 Puerto Rico Ray Gonzales 102 -182
285 United States Action Jackson 278 -7
286 United States Killer Kyle 223 -63
287 Unknown Dream Killer 302 +15
288 Unknown La Ley 181 -107
289 Unknown Scotty McKeever 266 -23
290 United States Jimmy Del Ray 77 -213
291 United States Rod Price 326 +35
292 Unknown Moondog Spike 319 +27
293 Japan Tiger Mask IV 298 +5
294 United States Barry Horowitz 288 -6
295 United States D-Von Dudley N/A N/A
296 United States Steve Lombardi 239 -57
297 United States Mike Samples 225 -72
298 United Kingdom Iceman N/A N/A
299 United States 911 250 -49
300 United States Steve McMichael N/A N/A

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1996

position born wrestler previous year position difference
301 United States Bob Backlund 55 -246
302 Puerto Rico El Mascarado 277 -25
303 Mexico Silver King 301 -2
304 United States The Hater 216 -88
305 Canada Vampiro Canadiense 294 -11
306 United States Wahoo McDaniel 269 -37
307 United States Moondog Spot 299 -8
308 Unknown Frank Blues 336 +28
309 Unknown T. C. Reynolds N/A N/A
310 United States Big Dick Dudley N/A N/A
311 United States Rex King N/A N/A
312 United States Bob Orton Jr. 137 -175
313 United States Jimmy Cicero 470 +157
314 Unknown Timber The Lumberjack N/A N/A
315 Unknown Paul Zine N/A N/A
316 United States Hack Meyers 337 +21
317 United States Jesse Barr 293 -24
318 Unknown Phil Belanger 343 +25
319 United States Charlie Norris 307 -12
320 United States Super Nova N/A N/A
321 Unknown Masked Maniac 352 +31
322 United States Gorgeous George III 151 -171
323 Unknown Geza Kalman Jr. N/A N/A
324 Unknown Irish Bobby Clancy N/A N/A
325 Canada James Stone N/A N/A
326 United States Justin St. John N/A N/A
327 Unknown Yar N/A N/A
328 United States Rick Deezel 368 +40
329 United States Russian Assassin #2 357 +28
330 Yugoslavia Nikolai Volkoff 226 -104
331 Unknown Benson Lee N/A N/A
332 Unknown Bam Bam Coalson N/A N/A
333 Unknown Johnny Lightning N/A N/A
334 United States Wolf N/A N/A
335 United States Tim Horner 311 -24
336 Unknown David Renegade N/A N/A
337 Unknown Rick Conners 342 +5
338 Unknown Dave Keller N/A N/A
339 Unknown New One Man Gang 347 +8
340 United States Thunder Morgan 398 +58
341 United States Keith Hart 341 0 (=)
342 United States Bruiser Mastino N/A N/A
343 United States Tony Rumble 386 +43
344 Unknown Black Bear 385 +41
345 United States Kid Collins 369 +24
346 United States Spellbinder N/A N/A
347 Unknown Scotty Summers 340 -7
348 United States Uncle Zebekiah N/A N/A
349 Unknown Bo Dascious 351 +2
350 Unknown Golem The Giant N/A N/A
351 United States Guido Falcone 344 -7
352 United States Lenny Lane N/A N/A
353 United States Tim Blaze N/A N/A
354 United States Major DeBeers 356 +2
355 United States Carolina Dreamer 415 +60
356 United States David Jericho N/A N/A
357 Unknown Mark Mest 388 +31
358 Unknown Knight Rider 464 +106
359 United States Jimmy Deo 202 -157
360 United States Primo Carnera III N/A N/A
361 United States Jerry Grey 360 -1
362 Italy Gino Caruso 364 +2
363 United States Reckless Youth N/A N/A
364 Unknown Jeff Lindberg N/A N/A
365 United States Jackie Fulton 472 +107
366 United States Metal Maniac 365 -1
367 United States Madd Maxxine 315 -52
368 United States Max Crimson N/A N/A
369 United States Tony DeVito N/A N/A
370 United States Johnny Paradise 350 -20
371 Unknown Turbo Eric Freedom 389 +18
372 United States Manny Fernandez 329 -43
373 Canada Otis Apollo 394 +21
374 United States Corporal Punishment N/A N/A
375 Unknown Mr. Excellent N/A N/A
376 Unknown Troy Mest 445 +69
377 United States Brick Bronski N/A N/A
378 Unknown Death Row #3620 485 +107
379 Unknown Don Carson N/A N/A
380 Unknown Danie Brits 475 +95
381 Unknown Movie Star Mike N/A N/A
382 Iran The Iron Sheik 321 -61
383 United States Madman Pondo N/A N/A
384 United States Johnny Swinger N/A N/A
385 Unknown Killer Kanareck 387 +2
386 Unknown Jimmy Torture 419 +33
387 Unknown Charlie Parker N/A N/A
388 United States Johnny Handsome N/A N/A
389 Unknown Chameleon N/A N/A
390 United States Morgus the Maniac 380 -10
391 Unknown Jimmy Sharpe 392 +1
392 United States Sunny N/A N/A
393 Unknown Vinnie Biondo 400 +7
394 United States Julio Sanchez N/A N/A
395 Unknown Lightning Rodz 406 +11
396 United States J. B. Trask N/A N/A
397 Unknown Steve Stakk N/A N/A
398 Unknown Chef D. Z. Gillespie N/A N/A
399 United States Adam Flash 484 +85
400 Unknown Brian Danzig N/A N/A

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1996

position born wrestler previous year position difference
401 United States Quinn Nash 412 +11
402 Unknown T. Rex N/A N/A
403 United States Boogie Woogie Brown 480 +77
404 Unknown Diamond Dan N/A N/A
405 United States Hombre De Oro N/A N/A
406 United States Giant Warrior N/A N/A
407 Unknown Nightbreed N/A N/A
408 Unknown Lumberin Jack N/A N/A
409 Unknown Dark Starr 402 -7
410 Unknown Syl Dancer N/A N/A
411 Unknown Romeo Catino N/A N/A
412 United States J. T. Lightning 420 +8
413 United States Quicksilver N/A N/A
414 United States Jack Hammer 375 -39
415 Unknown Black Knight N/A N/A
416 Unknown Mad Max Anthony N/A N/A
417 Canada Mike Legacy 462 +45
418 United States Horace The Psychopath N/A N/A
419 United States Bruiser Bennett 399 -20
420 Unknown Johnny Walker N/A N/A
421 Unknown Mad Dog O'Malley N/A N/A
422 United States Calavera Cortez N/A N/A
423 Unknown Smokey Mountain Massacre N/A N/A
424 Unknown The Rebel N/A N/A
425 Unknown Can Man N/A N/A
426 United States Boris Dragoff 397 -29
427 Unknown Ron McClarity N/A N/A
428 Unknown The Bounty Hunter 466 +38
429 Unknown Ricco Rodriguez 449 +20
430 United States Prince Peter Maivia N/A N/A
431 Unknown Dallas James 407 -24
432 Unknown The Gargoyle 453 +21
433 Unknown J. B. Jammer N/A N/A
434 United States Jimmie Lee 437 +3
435 Unknown Cremator N/A N/A
436 United States Cat Burglar 478 +42
437 Mexico El Diablo N/A N/A
438 Unknown Tony Pritchard 383 -55
439 Unknown Battle Monkey N/A N/A
440 Unknown Sheriff Steele 401 -39
441 United States Cueball Carmichael N/A N/A
442 Unknown Bull Man Downs N/A N/A
443 Canada Big Daddy Adams N/A N/A
444 Unknown Notorious Norm N/A N/A
445 Unknown Bruce Beaudine N/A N/A
446 Unknown Thomas Rodman N/A N/A
447 Unknown Alexander The Magnificent N/A N/A
448 United States Rob McBride 463 +15
449 Unknown The General 414 -35
450 Unknown Major Havoc 488 +38
451 Unknown Rick Justice N/A N/A
452 United States Woody Lee 436 -16
453 Unknown Dave Daulton N/A N/A
454 Unknown Chris Windham N/A N/A
455 Unknown J. B. Destiny N/A N/A
456 United States Flash Flanagan 335 -121
457 Unknown Brimstone Shocker N/A N/A
458 Unknown Superkey I 447 -11
459 Unknown Felix Hutton N/A N/A
460 Canada Canadian Bad Boy N/A N/A
461 Unknown Eight Ball Jones N/A N/A
462 Unknown Ronnie Vegas 482 +20
463 Unknown Sebastian Kane 498 +35
464 United States Don Bass N/A N/A
465 United States Dynamite D. N/A N/A
466 Unknown Jack Spade N/A N/A
467 Unknown Steven Debbes 487 +20
468 Unknown Crusher Kline N/A N/A
469 Unknown Bugsy Sluggiano N/A N/A
470 Unknown Robert Roma 497 +27
471 Unknown Hollywood N/A N/A
472 Unknown Sgt. Greg Lake N/A N/A
473 Unknown Prince Of Polyester N/A N/A
474 Unknown Jackie Anderson N/A N/A
475 Unknown Kenny Jay N/A N/A
476 Unknown Cruel Connection II N/A N/A
477 Unknown Kevin Kirby 500 +23
478 United States Mike Collins N/A N/A
479 Unknown Joel Travis N/A N/A
480 United States Skull Ganz N/A N/A
481 Unknown Jumpin' Jimmy N/A N/A
482 United States Mike Quackenbush 417 -65
483 Unknown Chuck Colt N/A N/A
484 Unknown Max Profit N/A N/A
485 Canada E. Z. Ryder N/A N/A
486 United States J. D. Hogg N/A N/A
487 Unknown Bobby Lee N/A N/A
488 Unknown Shane Wild N/A N/A
489 United States Terry Richards N/A N/A
490 Unknown Johnny Reb N/A N/A
491 Unknown Yogi Donovan N/A N/A
492 Unknown J. R. Hogg N/A N/A
493 Unknown O. Dog N/A N/A
494 Unknown Jammer N/A N/A
495 Unknown Superslayer N/A N/A
496 Unknown Guy Incognito N/A N/A
497 Unknown Death Dealer N/A N/A
498 United States Don E. Allen 499 +1
499 Unknown Jake Steele N/A N/A
500 Unknown Baby Huey N/A N/A

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