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starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1997

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position born wrestler previous year position difference
1 United States Dean Malenko 13 +12
2 Japan Mitsuharu Misawa 28 +26
3 United States Steve Austin 22 +19
4 United States Diamond Dallas Page 54 +50
5 United States Lex Luger 17 +12
6 United States The Undertaker 19 +13
7 Japan Shinya Hashimoto 12 +5
8 United States The Giant 2 -6
9 Japan Jushin Liger 38 +29
10 Canada Chris Benoit 18 +8
11 United States Taz 46 +35
12 Japan Ultimo Dragon 41 +29
13 United States Kevin Nash 6 -7
14 Japan Toshiaki Kawada 62 +48
15 Japan Kenta Kobashi 4 -11
16 Canada Owen Hart 33 +17
17 United States Jeff Jarrett 26 +9
18 United States Shawn Michaels 1 -17
19 United States Randy Savage 21 +2
20 Canada Bret Hart 16 -4
21 United States Syxx 203 +182
22 United Kingdom Davey Boy Smith 24 +2
23 Japan The Great Sasuke 23 0 (=)
24 United States Eddy Guerrero 29 +5
25 United States Scott Hall 34 +9
26 United States Chris Jericho 42 +16
27 United States Rick Steiner 30 +3
28 United States Masahiro Chono 59 +31
29 United States Rey Misterio, Jr. 7 -22
30 United States Scott Steiner 15 -15
31 United States Hunter Hearst Helmsley 79 +48
32 United States Rob Van Dam 51 +19
33 Japan Akira Taue 57 +24
34 United States Sabu 9 -25
35 United States Ric Flair 10 -25
36 Japan Kensuke Sasaki 70 +34
37 Japan Keiji Mutoh 32 -5
38 United States Ken Shamrock 236 +198
39 United States Raven 37 -2
40 Mexico Juventud Guerrera 60 +20
41 United States Goldust 11 -30
42 United States Shane Douglas 20 -22
43 Japan Nobuhiko Takada 36 -7
44 Dagestan Volk Han N/A N/A
45 United States Faarooq 55 +10
46 United States Big Van Vader 14 -32
47 Mexico Negro Casas 78 +31
48 United States Tommy Dreamer 44 -4
49 United States Jerry Lawler 31 -18
50 United States Sid Vicious 40 -10
51 United States Mankind 45 -6
52 Mexico Psicosis 39 -13
53 United States Ahmed Johnson 5 -48
54 Canada Roddy Piper N/A N/A
55 United States Hulk Hogan 8 -47
56 Canada Steel N/A N/A
57 United States Steve Williams 68 +11
58 South Korea Riki Choshu 89 +31
59 United States Brian Christopher 64 +5
60 United States Terry Funk 143 +83
61 Mexico La Parka 73 +12
62 United States Stan Hansen 66 +4
63 United States Scott Norton 100 +37
64 Puerto Rico Savio Vega 49 -15
65 Mexico El Hijo del Santo 63 -2
66 United States Stevie Richards 97 +31
67 Mexico Perro Aguayo 58 -9
68 Japan Genichiro Tenryu 115 +47
69 United States The Sandman 65 -4
70 Mexico Felino N/A N/A
71 United States Chris Candido 69 -2
72 Japan Kiyoshi Tamura N/A N/A
73 United States John Kronus 88 +15
74 Mexico Satanico N/A N/A
75 United States Gary Albright 102 +27
76 United States Pitbull #2 77 +1
77 United States Johnny Ace 153 +76
78 Mexico Super Calo 223 +145
79 Japan Jun Akiyama 96 +17
80 United Kingdom Steven Regal 56 -24
81 Japan Tatsumi Fujinami 76 -5
82 United States Dan Severn 47 -35
83 Japan El Samurai 75 -8
84 United States Booker T. 86 +2
85 Mexico Atlantis N/A N/A
86 Mexico Dr. Wagner, Jr. N/A N/A
87 Mexico El Canek 183 +96
88 Japan Koji Kanemoto 48 -40
89 United States Marcus Bagwell 124 +35
90 Mexico Silver King 303 +213
91 Japan Shinjiro Otani N/A N/A
92 Japan Kazuo Yamazaki N/A N/A
93 United States Stevie Ray 67 -26
94 Mexico Hector Garza N/A N/A
95 Tonga Meng 140 +45
96 Japan Hiroyoshi Tenzan 61 -35
97 Canada Abdullah The Butcher 92 -5
98 Mexico Latin Lover N/A N/A
99 United States The Patriot 186 +87
100 Cuba Konnan 25 -75

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1997

position born wrestler previous year position difference
101 United States New Jack 129 +28
102 United States Kevin Sullivan 82 -20
103 United States Rocky Maivia N/A N/A
104 United States Headbanger Mosh 228 +124
105 Japan Junji Hirata 112 +7
106 United States Marc Mero 43 -63
107 Australia J. C. Ice N/A N/A
108 Mexico Mascara Ano Dos Mil N/A N/A
109 Mexico Cibernetico N/A N/A
110 United States Headbanger Thrasher 235 +125
111 Japan Satoshi Kojima N/A N/A
112 United States Road Warrior Hawk 91 -21
113 United States Disco Inferno 116 +3
114 United States Tracy Smothers 83 -31
115 United States Brian Lee 84 -31
116 United Kingdom Johnny Smith 152 +36
117 Mexico Rayo de Jalisco, Sr. N/A N/A
118 United States Wolfie D. 103 -15
119 United States Prince Iaukea N/A N/A
120 United States Devon Storm 169 +49
121 United States Buh Buh Ray Dudley 149 +28
122 United States Perry Saturn 81 -41
123 United States Salvatore Sincere N/A N/A
124 United States Doug Gilbert 74 -50
125 United States Ace Darling 208 +83
126 United States Bam Bam Bigelow 71 -55
127 Germany Alex Wright 101 -26
128 United States Wrath N/A N/A
129 United States Bart Gunn 133 +4
130 Tonga The Barbarian 128 -2
131 United States Henry O. Godwinn 106 -25
132 Canada Lance Storm N/A N/A
133 United States Flash Funk N/A N/A
134 United States Bob Holly 135 +1
135 United States Road Warrior Animal 224 +89
136 Mexico Pierroth N/A N/A
137 United States Crush N/A N/A
138 United States Doug Furnas 145 +7
139 United States Chavo Guerrero, Jr. N/A N/A
140 United States Leif Cassidy 90 -50
141 Mexico Lizmark, Jr. N/A N/A
142 Canada Phil LaFon N/A N/A
143 United States Phineas I. Godwinn 138 -5
144 United States D-Lo Brown 211 +67
145 Mexico Villano IV N/A N/A
146 United States Glacier N/A N/A
147 United States Blackjack Windham N/A N/A
148 United States Rockabilly N/A N/A
149 United States Ricky Morton 126 -23
150 United States Scotty Riggs 134 -16
151 United States Brian Knobbs 114 -37
152 United States Reckless Youth 363 +211
153 United States Jesse James N/A N/A
154 United States Marty Jannetty 122 -32
155 United States Hugh Morrus 156 +1
156 United States Kama Mustafa N/A N/A
157 United States Johnny Grunge 123 -34
158 United States Jerry Sags 121 -37
159 United States Jim Neidhart 171 +12
160 United States P. J. Walker N/A N/A
161 United States Scott Taylor N/A N/A
162 United States Pitbull #1 80 -82
163 Mexico Heavy Metal 201 +38
164 Japan Yuji Nagata N/A N/A
165 United States Louie Spicolli 220 +55
166 United States Rocco Rock 119 -47
167 Mexico El Dandy N/A N/A
168 United States Axl Rotten 132 -36
169 Puerto Rico Miguel Perez Jr. 174 +5
170 United States Cheetah Master 222 +52
171 Mexico Octagon 175 +4
172 Japan Dick Togo N/A N/A
173 United States Blackjack Bradshaw N/A N/A
174 United States Mortis N/A N/A
175 Spain Diesel II N/A N/A
176 United States Lance Diamond 227 +51
177 United States D-Von Dudley 295 +118
178 United States Jake Roberts 161 -17
179 United Kingdom David Taylor 127 -52
180 Japan Super Delfin N/A N/A
181 United States Ian Rotten 178 -3
182 United States Glen Osbourne 231 +49
183 United States Scott Putski 179 -4
184 Canada Jacques Rougeau N/A N/A
185 United States Mustafa Saed 144 -41
186 Japan Takayuki Iizuka 111 -75
187 United States Dutch Mantel N/A N/A
188 United States Big Bubba Rogers 93 -95
189 Japan Wing Kanemura 118 -71
190 United States Flash Flanagan 456 +266
191 Mexico Blue Panther 204 +13
192 Mexico Fuerza Guerrera N/A N/A
193 Canada Carl Oulette N/A N/A
194 Japan Masato Tanaka N/A N/A
195 United States King Kong Bundy 165 -30
196 Japan Hayabusa N/A N/A
197 Japan Antonio Inoki 52 -145
198 United States Dory Funk, Jr. 209 +11
199 Japan Jinsei Shinzaki N/A N/A
200 United States Tito Santana 188 -12

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1997

position born wrestler previous year position difference
201 United States Mikey Whipwreck 146 -55
202 United States Billy Kidman N/A N/A
203 United States Mike Samples 297 +94
204 United States Tommy Rich 95 -109
205 Japan Gran Hamada 206 +1
206 United States Julio Sanchez 394 +188
207 Japan Giant Baba 85 -122
208 United States Mike Enos 182 -26
209 United States Vincent N/A N/A
210 United States Michael Wallstreet N/A N/A
211 United States Bunkhouse Buck 190 -21
212 Puerto Rico Carlos Colon 104 -108
213 United States Balls Mahoney N/A N/A
214 United States Jim Powers 197 -17
215 United States Bobby Eaton N/A N/A
216 United States Vic Steamboat 218 +2
217 United States Tony Anthony 72 -145
218 United States Billy Travis N/A N/A
219 Japan Tatsuhito Takaiwa N/A N/A
220 Mexico Damien N/A N/A
221 United States Marc Mero 43 -178
222 Japan Men's Teioh N/A N/A
223 United States Chris Chavis N/A N/A
224 United States Tommy Cairo 163 -61
225 Mexico Villano IV N/A N/A
226 Japan Shiryu N/A N/A
227 United States Lord Zoltan 229 +2
228 Mexico Halloween N/A N/A
229 United States T. Rantula 205 -24
230 Japan TAKA Michinoku N/A N/A
231 United States Buddy Landell N/A N/A
232 Italy Little Guido N/A N/A
233 United States Lou Marconi 257 +24
234 United States The Blue Meanie 256 +22
235 Unknown Eddie Golden 226 -9
236 Canada Scott D'Amore 207 -29
237 United States Tony Atlas 225 -12
238 Unknown La Fierra N/A N/A
239 United States Rage N/A N/A
240 United States Ice Train 237 -3
241 Italy Italian Stallion 215 -26
242 United Kingdom Bill Dundee 168 -74
243 United States Ray Odyssey 193 -50
244 United States Super Nova 320 +76
245 Canada Joe E. Legend N/A N/A
246 United States Kaos N/A N/A
247 United States The Colorado Kid 274 +27
248 United States George South 251 +3
249 United States Inferno Kid N/A N/A
250 Mexico Perro Aguayo, Jr. N/A N/A
251 United States Frank Stalletto 272 +21
252 United States Typhoon 202 -50
253 United States Ron Harris 137 -116
254 Canada Sexton Hardcastle N/A N/A
255 Mexico Cien Caras 252 -3
256 United States Greg Valentine 173 -83
257 United States Mr. Hughes 200 -57
258 United States Don Harris 164 -94
259 Canada Vance Nevada 239 -20
260 United States Spellbinder 346 +86
261 United States Sgt. Craig Pittman 99 -162
262 United States Robert Gibson 172 -90
263 Mexico Dos Caras N/A N/A
264 United States Terry Golden N/A N/A
265 United States Steven Dunn N/A N/A
266 Fiji Islands Jimmy Snuka 185 -81
267 United States Johnny Graham 246 -21
268 Canada Christian Cage N/A N/A
269 United States Kenny Arden N/A N/A
270 Yugoslavia Paul Diamond N/A N/A
271 Canada Vampiro Canadiense 305 +34
272 United States Don Montoya N/A N/A
273 Canada Ric Titan N/A N/A
274 Japan Tiger Mask IV 293 +19
275 United States Demolition Ax 262 -13
276 Japan Gran Naniwa N/A N/A
277 United States Spike Dudley N/A N/A
278 Japan Yuji Yasuraoka N/A N/A
279 United States Big Dick Dudley 310 +31
280 Japan Yoshihiro Tajiri N/A N/A
281 United States Chris Chetti N/A N/A
282 United States Madman Pondo 383 +101
283 United States Twiggy Ramirez N/A N/A
284 Japan Masato Yakushiji N/A N/A
285 United States Reggie B. Fine 238 -47
286 Puerto Rico Headhunter A 258 -28
287 Mexico Jerry Estrada 94 -193
288 United States Brad Armstrong 160 -128
289 United States Keith Arden N/A N/A
290 Unknown Adrian Hall N/A N/A
291 United States Justin St. John 326 +35
292 United States Bobby Duncum, Jr. N/A N/A
293 Unknown Melvin Penrod, Jr. N/A N/A
294 Mexico Mascarita Sagrada N/A N/A
295 United States The Renegade 283 -12
296 Puerto Rico Headhunter B 266 -30
297 United States Jimmy Cicero 313 +16
298 United States Scufflin' Hillbilly N/A N/A
299 United States J. T. Smith 210 -89
300 United States Mabel 53 -247

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1997

position born wrestler previous year position difference
301 United States Gorgeous George III 322 +21
302 United States Knuckles Nelson 255 -47
303 United States Dusty Wolfe 260 -43
304 Unknown Rock Stevens 271 -33
305 Unknown Mark Schrader 253 -52
306 United States David Jericho 356 +50
307 United Kingdom Iceman 298 -9
308 Unknown Beau James N/A N/A
309 Unknown Rick Justice 451 +142
310 United States Johnny Swinger 384 +74
311 United States The Sultan N/A N/A
312 Canada Otis Apollo 373 +61
313 United States Major DeBeers 354 +41
314 Unknown Irish Bobby Clancy 324 +10
315 United States Marc Ash 248 -67
316 United States Jim Duggan 147 -169
317 Unknown Billy Briggs N/A N/A
318 Unknown Timber The Lumberjack 314 -4
319 United States Primo Carnera III 360 +41
320 United States Bobby Blaze 261 -59
321 United States Tim Blaze 353 +32
322 United States Tony DeVito 369 +47
323 Unknown Ben Jordan N/A N/A
324 Unknown Major Havoc 450 +126
325 United States Flaming Youth 242 -83
326 United States Roger Anderson N/A N/A
327 United States Corporal Punishment 374 +47
328 United States Rob McBride 448 +120
329 Unknown Ox Harley N/A N/A
330 Unknown Mikki Free N/A N/A
331 United States Rick Deezel 328 -3
332 United States Johnny Paradise 370 +38
333 Unknown Ricky Rockett N/A N/A
334 Unknown Chris Stephenson N/A N/A
335 United States Tony Rumble 343 +8
336 United States K. C. Thunder N/A N/A
337 United States Terry Austin 243 -94
338 Unknown Golem The Giant 350 +12
339 Unknown Kevin Jones N/A N/A
340 Unknown Ricky Regal N/A N/A
341 Unknown Rick Link N/A N/A
342 Unknown The Pink Assassin 279 -63
343 Unknown Killer Kanareck 385 +42
344 United States Rockin' Rico 277 -67
345 Unknown Chris Powers N/A N/A
346 United States Frank Parker N/A N/A
347 Unknown Armageddon N/A N/A
348 Canada Steve Corino N/A N/A
349 United States Col. Payne N/A N/A
350 United States Mike Quackenbush 482 +132
351 United States Chad Hart N/A N/A
352 Unknown Monster Mayhem N/A N/A
353 United States Boris Dragoff 426 +73
354 United States Brick Bronski 377 +23
355 United States Madd Maxxine 367 +12
356 United States Cueball Carmichael 441 +85
357 Unknown Crusher Kline 468 +111
358 Italy Gino Caruso 362 +4
359 Unknown Ravishing Ronny N/A N/A
360 Unknown Jeff Anderson N/A N/A
361 United States Boogie Woogie Brown 403 +42
362 Unknown Steve Nealy N/A N/A
363 Canada Rick Martel 139 -224
364 New Zealand Luke 250 -114
365 Unknown Brimstone Shocker 457 +92
366 Canada Bruce Hart N/A N/A
367 Unknown Mr. Excellent 375 +8
368 Unknown Yar 327 -41
369 New Zealand Butch 244 -125
370 United States Bull Pain N/A N/A
371 United States Brian Anthony N/A N/A
372 United States Derek Domino N/A N/A
373 United States Ernest Miller N/A N/A
374 United States Johnny Handsome 388 +14
375 Unknown Chef D. Z. Gillespie 398 +23
376 United States Wolf 334 -42
377 Unknown Steve Flynn N/A N/A
378 United States Metal Maniac 366 -12
379 Unknown J. B. Destiny 455 +76
380 United States Paul Lauria N/A N/A
381 United Kingdom The War Machine #1 N/A N/A
382 United States Chris Michaels N/A N/A
383 Unknown Professor Maxwell N/A N/A
384 Unknown Thomas Rodman 446 +62
385 Unknown Brian Danzig 400 +15
386 Canada John Rambo N/A N/A
387 United States 911 299 -88
388 United States American Kickboxer N/A N/A
389 Unknown Chip Stetson N/A N/A
390 United States Viper N/A N/A
391 Unknown Countryboy Chris N/A N/A
392 Unknown Sebastian Kane 463 +71
393 Unknown Mark Mest 357 -36
394 United States Terrick The Great N/A N/A
395 United States Mr. Ooh La La N/A N/A
396 United States Brian Logan N/A N/A
397 United States Bruiser Bennett 419 +22
398 United States Rhino Richards N/A N/A
399 Unknown Devlin Blanchard N/A N/A
400 Unknown Jihad Hussein N/A N/A

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1997

position born wrestler previous year position difference
401 United States C. W. Anderson N/A N/A
402 United States Alexis Machine N/A N/A
403 United States Lord Humongous N/A N/A
404 Unknown Troy Mest 376 -28
405 Unknown D. C. Queen N/A N/A
406 United States Aggressor Rage N/A N/A
407 Unknown Pat Friday N/A N/A
408 United States Don Basher N/A N/A
409 Unknown Tyren N/A N/A
410 Unknown Don Carson 379 -31
411 Unknown Maverick Chris N/A N/A
412 Canada Big Daddy Adams 443 +31
413 Unknown Sheriff Steele 440 +27
414 Unknown Freedom Fighter N/A N/A
415 United States Aggressor Fury N/A N/A
416 United States Brian Fury N/A N/A
417 Unknown Dave Patera N/A N/A
418 Unknown Billy Bart N/A N/A
419 Unknown Maverick Buck N/A N/A
420 Unknown Robert Roma 470 +50
421 Unknown Sweet Dreams N/A N/A
422 Unknown Jimi V. N/A N/A
423 Unknown Tower Of Doom N/A N/A
424 Unknown Lord Cult N/A N/A
425 United States Joey Matthews N/A N/A
426 Unknown Jack Spade 466 +40
427 United States Cham Pain N/A N/A
428 Unknown Johnny Reb 490 +62
429 Unknown Syl The Sadist N/A N/A
430 Unknown Mike Myers N/A N/A
431 Iran The Iron Sheik 382 -49
432 Unknown Marc The Grizzly N/A N/A
433 Unknown Al Savage N/A N/A
434 United States Tiger Khan N/A N/A
435 Unknown Surge N/A N/A
436 Unknown Ronnie Vegas 462 +26
437 United States Gary Royal N/A N/A
438 Unknown Chris Starr N/A N/A
439 United States Christian York N/A N/A
440 Unknown Professor Egon Ecton N/A N/A
441 United States Morgus the Maniac 390 -51
442 Canada J. T. Atlas N/A N/A
443 Unknown Brian Bruise N/A N/A
444 Unknown Wildcat Jamie Jackson N/A N/A
445 Unknown Steve Southern N/A N/A
446 Unknown Cruiser Lewis N/A N/A
447 United States Venom N/A N/A
448 United States Rikki Rhodes N/A N/A
449 Unknown Kevin Kirby 477 +28
450 Unknown Harley Lewis N/A N/A
451 United States Falcon Coperis N/A N/A
452 Canada Canadian Destroyer N/A N/A
453 Unknown Dangerman N/A N/A
454 Unknown Tex Monroe N/A N/A
455 Unknown Johnny Dollar N/A N/A
456 Unknown Blaze N/A N/A
457 United States Rick Matrix N/A N/A
458 Unknown Cody Gunn N/A N/A
459 Unknown Shane Cortez N/A N/A
460 Unknown Yvan P. St. Denis N/A N/A
461 Unknown Pat Shamrock N/A N/A
462 United States Rocky Jones N/A N/A
463 Unknown Gator N/A N/A
464 Canada Breyer Wellington N/A N/A
465 Unknown Bolo N/A N/A
466 Unknown Cruiser Lewis N/A N/A
467 Unknown Race Richards N/A N/A
468 Unknown Major Agony N/A N/A
469 Unknown Doug Flex N/A N/A
470 Unknown Willie Clay, Sr. N/A N/A
471 Unknown Rollin' Hard N/A N/A
472 Unknown Steve Hart N/A N/A
473 Unknown Original Renegade N/A N/A
474 Unknown Wild Child N/A N/A
475 Unknown Jack Stud N/A N/A
476 Canada Kodiak Bear N/A N/A
477 Unknown The Hun N/A N/A
478 Unknown Jimmy Kane N/A N/A
479 Unknown Section 8 N/A N/A
480 Unknown Son Of Satan II N/A N/A
481 Unknown DeathWish N/A N/A
482 United States Navajo Kid N/A N/A
483 United States Paul Atlas N/A N/A
484 United States Supreme N/A N/A
485 Unknown Tech 9 N/A N/A
486 United States Wichita Willie N/A N/A
487 Unknown Son Of Satan I N/A N/A
488 Unknown Superkey I 458 -30
489 Canada Larry Destiny N/A N/A
490 Unknown J. P. Hogg N/A N/A
491 Unknown Jimmy D. Ranged N/A N/A
492 Unknown Shane Shadows N/A N/A
493 United States Big E. Sleaze N/A N/A
494 United States Dr. Hurtz N/A N/A
495 Unknown The Shadow N/A N/A
496 Unknown Seminole Warrior N/A N/A
497 United States Indiana Kidd, Jr. N/A N/A
498 Unknown Wayne Woo N/A N/A
499 Unknown Desperado N/A N/A
500 Unknown Joe Rules N/A N/A

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