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position born wrestler previous year position difference notes
1 United States Steve Austin 3 +2
2 United States Goldberg N/A N/A
3 Japan Mitsuharu Misawa 2 -1deceased
4 United States Diamond Dallas Page 4 0 (=)
5 United States The Undertaker 6 +1
6 Japan Kenta Kobashi 15 +9
7 United States Booker T. 84 +77
8 United States Ken Shamrock 38 +30
9 Japan Jushin Liger 9 0 (=)
10 United States Chris Jericho 26 +16
11 United States Rocky Maivia 103 +92
12 United States Sting N/A N/A
13 Japan Tatsumi Fujinami 81 +68
14 United States Rob Van Dam 32 +18
15 Canada Owen Hart 16 +1deceased
16 United States Randy Savage 19 +3deceased
17 Japan Toshiaki Kawada 14 -3
18 Mexico El Hijo del Santo 65 +47
19 Canada Chris Benoit 10 -9deceased
20 Japan Ultimo Dragon 12 -8
21 Spain Kane 175 +154
22 Japan TAKA Michinoku 230 +208
23 Japan Kensuke Sasaki 36 +13
24 United States Hunter Hearst Helmsley 31 +7
25 Mexico Juventud Guerrera 40 +15
26 United States Mick Foley 51 +25
27 Japan Jun Akiyama 79 +52
28 United States Eddy Guerrero 24 -4deceased
29 United States Lex Luger 5 -24
30 United States Shane Douglas 42 +12
31 United States The Giant 8 -23
32 Japan Koji Kanemoto 88 +56
33 United States Sabu 34 +1
34 Mexico Negro Casas 47 +13
35 United States Dean Malenko 1 -34
36 United States Taz 11 -25
37 United States Fake La Parka (Watts) N/A N/A
38 Japan Hayabusa 196 +158
39 United States Kevin Nash 13 -26
40 Canada Bret Hart 20 -20
41 Mexico Psicosis 52 +11
42 United Kingdom Fit Finlay N/A N/A
43 United States Jeff Jarrett 17 -26
44 United States Dan Severn 82 +38
45 United States Chris Candido 71 +26deceased
46 United States Masahiro Chono 28 -18
47 Mexico Dr. Wagner, Jr. 86 +39
48 United States Bam Bam Bigelow 126 +78deceased
49 United States Shawn Michaels 18 -31
50 United States Reckless Youth 152 +102
51 Japan Akira Taue 33 -18
52 Japan Shinya Hashimoto 7 -45deceased
53 United States Hollywood Hogan 55 +2
54 United States Marc Mero 106 +52
55 United States Ric Flair 35 -20
56 Mexico Blue Panther 191 +135
57 United States Scott Hall 25 -32
58 Japan Keiji Mutoh 37 -21
59 United States Perry Saturn 122 +63
60 United States Terry Funk 60 0 (=)
61 United States Raven 39 -22
62 United States Billy Gunn 148 +86
63 Japan Hiroyoshi Tenzan 96 +33
64 United States Chavo Guerrero Jr. 139 +75
65 United States Vader 46 -19
66 United States Rick Steiner 27 -39
67 Canada Edge 254 +187
68 Japan Super Delfin 180 +112
69 Japan The Great Sasuke 23 -46
70 United States Al Snow 140 +70
71 Mexico Felino 70 -1
72 United States Dustin Runnels 41 -31
73 United States Jesse James 153 +80
74 United States Buh Buh Ray Dudley 121 +47
75 Mexico Jerry Estrada 287 +212
76 Japan Shinjiro Otani 91 +15
77 United States Faarooq 45 -32
78 Canada Lance Storm 132 +54
79 Japan Genichiro Tenryu 68 -11
80 Canada Christian Cage 268 +188
81 Mexico Octagon 171 +90
82 United States Road Warrior Animal 135 +53
83 Japan Yuji Nagata 164 +81
84 Mexico Papi Chulo N/A N/A
85 United States Justin Credible 160 +75
86 United States Brian Christopher 59 -27
87 United States Disco Inferno 113 +26
88 Japan Osamu Nishimura N/A N/A
89 United States Stan Hansen 62 -27
90 Mexico Super Calo 78 -12
91 United States Road Warrior Hawk 112 +21deceased
92 United States Scott Steiner 30 -62
93 Mexico Atlantis 85 -8
94 United States 2 Cold Scorpio 133 +39
95 Japan Masato Tanaka 194 +99
96 United States The Sandman 69 -27
97 United States Curt Hennig N/A N/Adeceased
98 United States Delirious N/A N/A
99 Cuba Konnan 100 +1
100 United States Tommy Dreamer 48 -52

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1998

position born wrestler previous year position difference notes
101 Mexico Silver King 90 -11
102 United States Bradshaw N/A N/A
103 United States Scott Norton 63 -40
104 Japan Kendo Ka Shin N/A N/A
105 Canada Val Venis N/A N/A
106 United States Johnny Ace 77 -29
107 United States Rey Misterio, Jr. 29 -78
108 United States Kanyon N/A N/Adeceased
109 United States Steve Blackman N/A N/A
110 Puerto Rico Savio Vega 64 -46
111 United States D-Von Dudley 177 +66
112 Mexico Villano IV 145 +33
113 Japan El Samurai 83 -30
114 United States Jerry Lynn N/A N/A
115 United States Maunakea Mossman N/A N/A
116 United States Steve Williams 57 -59deceased
117 United States Prince Iaukea 119 +2
118 United States Lance Diamond 176 +58
119 United States Brian Lee 115 -4
120 United States D-Lo Brown 144 +24
121 United States Spike Dudley 277 +156
122 United States Flash Flanagan 190 +68
123 United Kingdom Chris Adams N/A N/Adeceased
124 United States Michael Wallstreet 210 +86
125 Japan Manabu Nakanishi N/A N/A
126 United States Headbanger Mosh 104 -22
127 Mexico Venum Black N/A N/A
128 United States Glen Osbourne 182 +54
129 United States 8-Ball N/A N/A
130 Japan Satoshi Kojima 111 -19
131 Japan Dick Togo 172 +41
132 United States Billy Kidman 202 +70
133 United States X-Pac N/A N/A
134 United States Tracy Smothers 114 -20
135 Mexico Heavy Metal 163 +28
136 United States Jerry Lawler 49 -87
137 Canada Big Titan N/A N/A
138 Japan Tatsuhito Takaiwa 219 +81
139 United States Big Boss Man N/A N/Adeceased
140 Japan Tiger Mask IV 274 +134
141 United Kingdom Davey Boy Smith 22 -119deceased
142 Canada Roddy Piper 54 -88
143 United States Scott Taylor 161 +18
144 United States Headbanger Thrasher 110 -34
145 United States Skull N/A N/A
146 Japan Jinsei Shinzaki 199 +53
147 United States Julio Sanchez 206 +59
148 Puerto Rico Miguel Perez Jr. 169 +21
149 United States Wolfie D. 118 -31
150 United States Barry Windham N/A N/A
151 United States nWo Sting N/A N/A
152 United States Bart Gunn 129 -23
153 Japan Hiro Hase N/A N/A
154 United States New Jack 101 -53
155 Japan Yoshihiro Tajiri 280 +125
156 United States Ace Darling 125 -31
157 Mexico Super Crazy N/A N/A
158 United States Ernest Miller 373 +215
159 Japan Men's Teioh 222 +63
160 Japan Kaz Hayashi N/A N/A
161 Mexico Mr. Niebla N/A N/A
162 United States Balls Mahoney 213 +51
163 United States Hugh Morrus 155 -8
164 United States Bob Holly 134 -30
165 United States Jim Neidhart 159 -6
166 United States Gary Albright 75 -91deceased
167 United States John Kronus 73 -94deceased
168 Mexico Hector Garza 94 -74deceased
169 United States Doug Furnas 138 -31deceased
170 Germany Alex Wright 127 -43
171 Mexico Fuerza Guerrera 192 +21
172 Japan Sho Funaki N/A N/A
173 United States Van Hammer N/A N/A
174 United States Buff Bagwell N/A N/A
175 United States Chris Chetti 281 +106
176 Tonga The Barbarian 130 -46
177 United States Mark Canterbury N/A N/A
178 Japan Nobuhiko Takada 43 -135
179 United States Darren Drozdov N/A N/A
180 United Kingdom Doug Williams N/A N/A
181 Japan Gran Hamada 205 +24
182 United States Tom Brandi N/A N/A
183 Mexico Emilio Charles Jr. N/A N/A
184 United States Glacier 146 -38
185 Japan Junji Hirata 105 -80
186 United States Rage 239 +53
187 Canada Abdullah The Butcher 97 -90
188 United Kingdom Steven Regal 80 -108
189 United States Reno Riggins N/A N/A
190 United States Steve McMichael N/A N/A
191 United States Mark Henry N/A N/A
192 Canada Kurrgan N/A N/A
193 Canada Rick Martel 363 +170
194 United States Jimmy Cicero 297 +103
195 United States Kaos 246 +51
196 United States Ricky Morton 149 -47
197 United States Rocco Rock 166 -31deceased
198 Japan Gran Naniwa 276 +78deceased
199 Canada Vampiro Canadiense 271 +72
200 United States Big Dick Dudley 279 +79deceased

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1998

position born wrestler previous year position difference notes
201 Japan Yuji Yasuraoka 278 +77
202 United States Shawn Stasiak N/A N/A
203 United States Stevie Ray 93 -110
204 Mexico Abismo Negro N/A N/Adeceased
205 United Kingdom Johnny Smith 116 -89
206 Mexico Blue Demon, Jr. N/A N/A
207 United States Doug Gilbert 124 -83
208 United States Matt Hardy N/A N/A
209 United States Kama N/A N/A
210 United States Marty Jannetty 154 -56
211 United States Jim Powers 214 +3
212 Japan Naohiro Hoshikawa N/A N/A
213 United States Lou Marconi 233 +20
214 Mexico El Dandy 167 -47
215 Italy Little Guido 232 +17
216 United States The Blue Meanie 234 +18
217 Canada Carl Oulette 193 -24
218 Mexico Super Parka N/A N/A
219 United States Reese N/A N/A
220 United States Dennis Knight N/A N/A
221 United States Johnny Grunge 157 -64deceased
222 Japan Wing Kanemura 189 -33
223 United States Barry Darsow N/A N/A
224 Mexico Pantera N/A N/A
225 Japan Takayuki Iizuka 186 -39
226 Puerto Rico Ray Gonzales N/A N/A
227 Tonga Meng 95 -132
228 United States Brian Adams N/A N/Adeceased
229 Mexico Alfonso Dantes N/A N/Adeceased
230 United States Sid Vicious 50 -180
231 Australia J. C. Ice 107 -124
232 United States Dory Funk, Jr. 198 -34
233 United States Scotty Riggs 150 -83
234 United States King Kong Bundy 195 -39
235 Canada Jacques Rougeau 184 -51
236 United States Frank Stalletto 251 +15
237 Unknown Streak N/A N/A
238 Mexico Mosco de la Merced N/A N/A
239 United States Jeff Hardy N/A N/A
240 United States Vincent 209 -31
241 Mexico Ludxor N/A N/A
242 United States Mikey Whipwreck 201 -41
243 United States Tony Anthony 217 -26
244 Mexico Pentagon (Black) N/A N/A
245 Puerto Rico Chicky Starr N/A N/A
246 Japan Masato Yakushiji 284 +38
247 United States Mr. Wrestling III N/A N/A
248 United States Scott Putski 183 -65
249 Mexico Perro Aguayo, Jr. 250 +1
250 United States Mike Quackenbush 350 +100
251 United States George South 248 -3
252 United States Rockin' Rico 344 +92
253 United States The Colorado Kid 247 -6
254 United States Steven Dunn 265 +11deceased
255 United States Ahmed Johnson 53 -202
256 Mexico Black Warrior N/A N/A
257 Puerto Rico Invader II N/A N/A
258 Italy Italian Stallion 241 -17
259 United States Don Montoya 272 +13
260 United States Bobby Duncum, Jr. 292 +32deceased
261 Mexico Villano V N/A N/A
262 United States Buddy Landel N/A N/A
263 United States Erich Sbracchia N/A N/A
264 United States Mike Enos 208 -56
265 Mexico Discovery N/A N/A
266 United States Lord Zoltan 227 -39
267 Puerto Rico Carlos Colon 212 -55
268 Mexico Shocker N/A N/A
269 Japan Giant Baba 207 -62deceased
270 United States Greg Valentine 256 -14
271 United Kingdom Bill Dundee 242 -29
272 United States Bobby Eaton 215 -57
273 Dominican Republic El Salsero N/A N/A
274 United States Brian Knobbs 151 -123
275 Unknown Super Boy N/A N/A
276 United States Mark Schrader 305 +29
277 United States K. C. Thunder 336 +59
278 Mexico Lizmark, Jr. 141 -137
279 Unknown Eddie Golden 235 -44
280 United States Chris Chavis 223 -57
281 Unknown Rick Justice 309 +28
282 Mexico Damien 220 -62
283 Unknown Beau James 308 +25
284 United Kingdom Dave Taylor N/A N/A
285 United States Erin O'Grady N/A N/Adeceased
286 Canada Tiger Ali Singh N/A N/A
287 Mexico Perro Aguayo, Jr. 250 -37
288 United States Brad Armstrong 288 0 (=)deceased
289 United States Dutch Mantel 187 -102
290 Mexico Universo Dos Mil N/A N/A
291 United States Major DeBeers 313 +22
292 United States Twiggy Ramirez 283 -9
293 United Kingdom Dino Scarlo N/A N/A
294 United Kingdom Gary Steele N/A N/A
295 Canada Scott D'Amore 236 -59
296 United States Ray Odyssey 243 -53
297 Fiji Islands Jimmy Snuka 266 -31
298 United States T. Rantula 229 -69
299 Unknown Herbert Gonzalez N/A N/A
300 United States Super Nova 244 -56

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1998

position born wrestler previous year position difference notes
301 United States George Steele N/A N/A
302 United States Frank Parker 346 +44
303 United States Terry Golden 264 -39
304 Mexico Piratita Morgan N/A N/A
305 United States Thrillbilly N/A N/A
306 United States Vic Grimes N/A N/A
307 Unknown Chris Powers 345 +38
308 United States Robert Gibson 262 -46
309 United Kingdom Justin Richards N/A N/A
310 United States Ian Rotten 181 -129
311 United States Mustafa Saed 185 -126
312 United States Kenny Arden 269 -43
313 Unknown Invader III N/A N/A
314 United States Boris Dragoff 353 +39
315 Puerto Rico Headhunter A 286 -29
316 United States Tully Blanchard N/A N/A
317 Unknown Monster Mayhem 352 +35
318 United States Venom 447 +129
319 United States Corporal Punishment 327 +8
320 United States Tiger Khan 434 +114deceased
321 United States Frenchy Riviera N/A N/A
322 Puerto Rico Headhunter B 296 -26
323 Unknown Thunder N/A N/A
324 United States Demolition Ax 275 -49
325 United States Sgt. Craig Pittman 261 -64
326 United States Rick Deezel 331 +5
327 United States Pitbull #2 76 -251deceased
328 Unknown Stan Lee N/A N/A
329 United States Michael Modest N/A N/A
330 United States Jake Roberts 178 -152
331 Unknown Chris Stevenson N/A N/A
332 United Kingdom Iceman 307 -25
333 United States Tommy Rich 204 -129
334 United States Tony Rumble 335 +1deceased
335 United Kingdom Andre Baker N/A N/Adeceased
336 United States Mabel 300 -36deceased
337 United States Inferno Kid 249 -88
338 United States Johnny Swinger 310 -28
339 Unknown Jeff Anderson 360 +21
340 United States Tito Santana 200 -140
341 United States Scoot Andrews N/A N/A
342 United States Vic Steamboat 216 -126
343 Canada Steve Corino 348 +5
344 United States Stevie Richards 66 -278
345 United States Honky Tonk Man N/A N/A
346 United States J. T. Coleminer N/A N/A
347 United States The Renegade 295 -52deceased
348 Unknown J. B. Destiny 379 +31
349 United States Mr. Ooh La La 395 +46
350 United States Tony DeVito 322 -28
351 United States Jim Duggan 316 -35
352 United States Christian York 439 +87
353 United States Tre N/A N/A
354 Unknown Johnny Raynor N/A N/A
355 United States Roger Anderson 326 -29
356 Unknown Crusher Cline N/A N/A
357 United States Cueball Carmichael 356 -1
358 United States Madman Pondo 282 -76
359 Unknown Dr. Dan N/A N/A
360 United States Pitbull #1 162 -198
361 United States Col. Payne 349 -12
362 United States Robert Thompson N/A N/A
363 United States Woody Woodchuck N/A N/A
364 United States Tornado N/A N/A
365 United States Bob Steele N/A N/A
366 Unknown Andrs Borges N/A N/A
367 Unknown Golem The Giant 338 -29
368 Unknown D. C. Queen 405 +37
369 United States Rob McBride 328 -41
370 Canada John Rambo 386 +16
371 Unknown Dave Pantera N/A N/A
372 United States Bruiser Bennett 397 +25
373 Unknown Chris Steelheart N/A N/A
374 United States Boogie Woogie Brown 361 -13
375 Unknown Danie Vogues N/A N/A
376 United States Johnny Handsome 374 -2
377 United States Jay Smooth N/A N/A
378 Unknown Syl The Sadist 429 +51
379 Unknown Ronnie Vegas 436 +57
380 United States Brickhouse Brown N/A N/A
381 New Zealand Butch 369 -12
382 United States Adam Pearce N/A N/A
383 Unknown Timber The Lumberjack 318 -65
384 United States Joey Matthews 425 +41
385 Unknown Atlas Rivera N/A N/A
386 United States Kevin Northcutt N/A N/A
387 United States Brian Anthony 371 -16
388 United States Chris Michaels 382 -6
389 Unknown Matador N/A N/A
390 Unknown Steve Southern 445 +55
391 Unknown The Hollywood Kid N/A N/A
392 United States J. R. Ryder N/A N/A
393 United States Lord Humongous 403 +10deceased
394 United States C. W. Anderson 401 +7
395 United States Primo Carnera III 319 -76
396 Unknown Brian Danzig 385 -11
397 Unknown Tony Golden N/A N/A
398 Unknown B. C. N/A N/A
399 New Zealand Luke 364 -35
400 Unknown Wolverine N/A N/A

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1998

position born wrestler previous year position difference notes
401 Unknown Professor Egon Ecton 440 +39
402 Unknown Marc The Grizzly 432 +30
403 United States Alexis Machine 402 -1
404 Unknown Alexander The Magnificent N/A N/A
405 Unknown Johnny Lightning N/A N/A
406 Unknown Danny Christian N/A N/A
407 United States Major Havoc 324 -83
408 United States Jihad Hussein 400 -8
409 United States John Rock N/A N/A
410 Unknown Alfredo Travieso N/A N/A
411 Unknown Don Carson 410 -1
412 United States J. T. Lightning N/A N/A
413 United States Kuame Kamoze N/A N/A
414 Unknown Rasta Savage N/A N/A
415 United States J. P. Hogg 490 +75
416 United States Boyce Legrande N/A N/A
417 Unknown J. B. Jammer N/A N/A
418 United States 911 387 -31
419 Canada Frankie The Mobster N/A N/A
420 United States Vinny Massaro N/A N/A
421 United States Joe Rules 500 +79
422 United States Rex King N/A N/A
423 Iran The Iron Sheik 431 +8
424 United States Cham Pain 427 +3
425 Unknown Wildcat Jamie Jackson 444 +19
426 United States Gary Royal 437 +11
427 United States Mad Dog Johnson N/A N/A
428 Unknown Pete Lothario N/A N/A
429 Unknown Adrian Lynch N/A N/A
430 United States Paul Atlas 483 +53
431 United States Giant Warrior N/A N/A
432 Unknown Sebastian Kane 392 -40
433 Unknown Doug Flex 469 +36
434 United States Terik The Great 394 -40
435 United States Rikki Nelson N/A N/A
436 United States Donovan Morgan N/A N/A
437 United States Byron Walker N/A N/Adeceased
438 Unknown Jimi V. 422 -16
439 United States Chris Krueger N/A N/A
440 Unknown Kevin Kirby 449 +9
441 Unknown Mr. Excellent 367 -74
442 United States Brick Bronski 354 -88
443 United States Maxx Justice N/A N/A
444 Unknown David Renegade N/A N/A
445 Unknown Black Eagle N/A N/A
446 United States Don Basher 408 -38
447 United States Otto Schwanz N/A N/A
448 Unknown Shane Shadows 492 +44
449 Unknown Richie Santago N/A N/A
450 Unknown Jack Stud 475 +25
451 United States Ox Harley 329 -122
452 Unknown Robert Roma 420 -32
453 Unknown Nightbreed N/A N/A
454 United States Bob Starr N/A N/A
455 Unknown Ratboy N/A N/A
456 Unknown Jeff Lovin N/A N/A
457 Unknown Terri Middoux N/A N/A
458 Unknown Bam Bam Coalson N/A N/A
459 Unknown Scorpion N/A N/A
460 United States Indiana Kidd, Jr. 497 +37
461 Unknown Jackie Anderson N/A N/A
462 United States Tony Jones N/A N/A
463 United States Brian Fury 416 -47
464 Unknown ECWA Viper N/A N/A
465 United States Calavera Cortez N/A N/A
466 Unknown Slicky Boy N/A N/A
467 Unknown Pete Rokk N/A N/A
468 United States Big Slam N/A N/A
469 United States Billy Bart 418 -51
470 Unknown Crazy Joe N/A N/A
471 Unknown Rob Noxious N/A N/A
472 United States Morgus the Maniac 441 -31
473 Unknown Wild Child 474 +1
474 United States Tombstone N/A N/A
475 Unknown Raiden N/A N/A
476 Canada Larry Destiny 489 +13
477 Unknown Chris Cannon N/A N/A
478 Unknown Romeo Bliss N/A N/A
479 Unknown Bobby Sechrist N/A N/A
480 Unknown Prince Of Africa N/A N/A
481 Unknown Doug Deeds N/A N/A
482 Unknown Mohammed Kane N/A N/A
483 United States Kevin Knight N/A N/A
484 United States Kidd USA N/A N/A
485 United States Toad N/A N/A
486 Unknown Scott Sterling N/A N/A
487 United States J. L. Storm N/A N/A
488 United States Brian Costello N/A N/A
489 South Africa Paul Lloyd N/A N/A
490 Unknown Bob Keller N/A N/A
491 Unknown John Diamond N/A N/A
492 Unknown Steve Podunavac N/A N/A
493 United States Ron Starr N/A N/A
494 United States T. J. Dalton N/A N/A
495 United States Rockin' Randy N/A N/A
496 Unknown Matthew Master III N/A N/A
497 Unknown Mad Dog O'Malley N/A N/A
498 Unknown ACCW Viper N/A N/A
499 United States Ralph Mosca N/A N/A
500 United States Chip Fairway N/A N/Adeceased

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