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starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012

... brought to you in association with Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine.

NB: 2012's PWI 500 ratings were amended from those originally printed. Please see PWI's official blog post for further information.

Choose year: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
(see also the PWI Female 50 listings)

position born wrestler previous year position difference
1 United States C. M. Punk 10 +9
2 Canada Bobby Roode 30 +28
3 United States John Cena 3 0 (=)
4 United States Daniel Bryan 15 +11
5 Republic of Ireland Sheamus 12 +7
6 Japan Jun Akiyama 193 +187
7 United States Davey Richards 25 +18
8 United States Kurt Angle 18 +10
9 United States Mark Henry 57 +48
10 Mexico Alberto Del Rio 6 -4
11 Japan Hiroshi Tanahashi 22 +11
12 United States James Storm 37 +25
13 United States Austin Aries 76 +63
14 United States Randy Orton 2 -12
15 Canada Christian 33 +18
16 United States Dolph Ziggler 17 +1
17 United States The Big Show 31 +14
18 United States Eddie Edwards 9 -9
19 Mexico L. A. Park 112 +93
20 Canada Kevin Steen 122 +102
21 United States Jeff Hardy 16 -5
22 Spain Kane 4 -18
23 United States Cody Rhodes 35 +12
24 Japan Takashi Sugiura 5 -19
25 United States Brother Devon 63 +38
26 Mexico Dr. Wagner, Jr. 28 +2
27 United States Mr. Anderson 7 -20
28 United States A.J. Styles 24 -4
29 United States Chris Jericho N/A N/A
30 United States Bully Ray 40 +10
31 Ghana Kofi Kingston 29 -2
32 United States Roderick Strong 13 -19
33 United States Jack Swagger 39 +6
34 Mexico El Terrible N/A N/A
35 United States Sting 21 -14
36 United States R-Truth 51 +15
37 United States Rob Van Dam 11 -26
38 Japan Go Shiozaki 64 +26
39 United States Jay Lethal 118 +79
40 Japan Kazuchika Okada 286 +246
41 United States Crimson 89 +48
42 United States Shelton Benjamin 71 +29
43 United Kingdom Magnus 164 +121
44 United States Colt Cabana 94 +50
45 United States Tensai 130 +85
46 United States Seth Rollins 53 +7
47 Japan Shinsuke Nakamura 45 -2
48 United States Christopher Daniels 26 -22
49 United States The Miz 1 -48
50 United States Matt Morgan 32 -18
51 United States Samoa Joe 42 -9
52 United States Sami Callihan 187 +135
53 United States Charlie Haas 79 +26
54 United States Michael Elgin 229 +175
55 United States Gunner 59 +4
56 United Kingdom Wade Barrett 19 -37
57 United States Jeff Jarrett 20 -37
58 United States Kazarian 34 -24
59 United States Johnny Gargano 268 +209
60 Canada Santino Marella 100 +40
61 Japan Takeshi Morishima 155 +94
62 United States Adam Pearce 49 -13
63 United States Jay Briscoe 74 +11
64 United States Karl Anderson 144 +80
65 United States Mark Briscoe 81 +16
66 United States Robbie E. 67 +1
67 Puerto Rico El Mesias 38 -29
68 Republic of Ireland Prince Devitt 73 +5
69 Mexico Averno 147 +78
70 United States Zack Ryder 140 +70
71 United States Tommaso Ciampa 99 +28
72 Puerto Rico Primo 143 +71
73 Japan Satoshi Kojima 41 -32
74 United States Brodus Clay 185 +111
75 United States Adam Cole 115 +40
76 Puerto Rico Epico 287 +211
77 South Africa Leo Kruger N/A N/A
78 United States Mike Bennett 114 +36
79 Japan YAMATO 98 +19
80 Mexico Negro Casas 58 -22
81 Japan Hiroyoshi Tenzan N/A N/A
82 Mexico La Mascara N/A N/A
83 Canada El Generico 46 -37
84 United States David Otunga 97 +13
85 United States Kenny King 101 +16
86 Canada Eric Young 96 +10
87 United States Hernandez 55 -32
88 United States Zema Ion 395 +307
89 United Kingdom PAC 188 +99
90 United States Damien Sandow 277 +187
91 United States Jey Uso 192 +101
92 United States Jimmy Uso 189 +97
93 United States Hunico 296 +203
94 Canada Harry Smith 124 +30
95 Japan Tetsuya Naito 186 +91
96 Puerto Rico Carlito 87 -9
97 United States Evan Bourne 69 -28
98 United States Rhett Titus 109 +11
99 United States Richie Steamboat 206 +107
100 South Africa Justin Gabriel 61 -39

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012

position born wrestler previous year position difference
101 Mexico Sin Cara 43 -58
102 Canada Kyle O'Reilly 232 +130
103 India The Great Khali 105 +2
104 Mexico Blue Panther 257 +153
105 United States The Almighty Sheik N/A N/A
106 United States Kid Kash N/A N/A
107 United States Luke Harper N/A N/A
108 Canada Tyson Kidd 113 +5
109 United States Heath Slater 66 -43
110 United States Alex Shelley 47 -63
111 Switzerland Antonio Cesaro N/A N/A
112 United States Ryback N/A N/A
113 Japan Suwama 14 -99
114 United Kingdom Finlay N/A N/A
115 United States Abyss 60 -55
116 Japan Masato Yoshino 197 +81
117 United States Jerry Lynn N/A N/A
118 Japan Togi Makabe 54 -64
119 United States Xavier Woods 208 +89
120 Japan Ultimo Dragon 23 -97
121 Mexico La Sombra 131 +10
122 Japan Shingo N/A N/A
123 Japan Masaaki Mochizuki N/A N/A
124 Japan Akira Tozawa N/A N/A
125 United States Kassius Ohno N/A N/A
126 Japan Yoshi Tatsu 137 +11
127 United States Chuck Taylor 280 +153
128 Japan Hirooki Goto 127 -1
129 United States Rhino 160 +31
130 United States Low Ki 104 -26
131 United States D'Angelo Dinero 56 -75
132 Japan Naomichi Marufuji 70 -62
133 Japan Genki Horiguchi N/A N/A
134 Mexico Volador, Jr. 88 -46
135 Canada Mike Dalton N/A N/A
136 United Kingdom Mason Ryan 119 -17
137 United States Jay Bradley N/A N/A
138 India Mahabali Veera N/A N/A
139 Japan Jimmy Susumu N/A N/A
140 United States Derrick Bateman 213 +73
141 United States T. J. Perkins 319 +178
142 United States Bo Dallas N/A N/A
143 Japan Yuji Nagata 95 -48
144 United States R. J. Brewer N/A N/A
145 Mexico Rush N/A N/A
146 United Kingdom Douglas Williams 62 -84
147 United States Drake Younger 226 +79
148 United States A. R. Fox N/A N/A
149 Japan BxB Hulk 90 -59
150 Japan Jushin Thunder Liger 80 -70
151 Guyana Ezekiel Jackson 78 -73
152 Japan CIMA 171 +19
153 Japan Ryusuke Taguchi 135 -18
154 Mexico El Zorro 50 -104
155 United States Uhaa Nation N/A N/A
156 Mexico Rey Escorpion N/A N/A
157 United States Darren Young 205 +48
158 Mexico Blue Demon, Jr. 128 -30
159 United States Shannon Moore 91 -68
160 United States Caprice Coleman N/A N/A
161 United States Curt Hawkins 175 +14
162 United States Mike Mondo 345 +183
163 Mexico El Hijo del Santo N/A N/A
164 United States Cedric Alexander N/A N/A
165 Japan Minoru Suzuki 111 -54
166 Canada Jinder Mahal 336 +170
167 Mexico Ultimo Guerrero 126 -41
168 United States Bray Wyatt N/A N/A
169 United States Titus O'Neil 249 +80
170 Japan Ryo Saito N/A N/A
171 United States Alex Riley 106 -65
172 Japan Mohammed Yone 149 -23
173 United States Matt Jackson N/A N/A
174 Japan KENTA 173 -1
175 Canada Joe E. Legend 152 -23
176 United States Camacho N/A N/A
177 Mexico Hector Garza 196 +19
178 United States Chavo Guerrero, Jr. 162 -16
179 United States Nick Jackson N/A N/A
180 Canada Shawn Spears 269 +89
181 United Kingdom Mark Haskins N/A N/A
182 Japan Yoshinobu Kanemaru 168 -14
183 Mexico Silver Cain N/A N/A
184 Japan Kota Ibushi 154 -30
185 Canada Kenny Omega 85 -100
186 United States Ted DiBiase Jr. 68 -118
187 Mexico Perro Aguayo, Jr. 201 +14
188 United States Chance Prophet N/A N/A
189 United States Matt Cross 275 +86
190 United States Joe Doering 151 -39
191 United Kingdom Drew McIntyre 52 -139
192 United States Jake Carter N/A N/A
193 United States Robert Anthony 317 +124
194 United States Conor O'Brian 244 +50
195 Canada Tyson Dux 120 -75
196 United States Jack Evans 199 +3
197 United States Michael McGillicutty 117 -80
198 Japan Gamma N/A N/A
199 United Kingdom Rob Terry 75 -124
200 United States Corey Graves N/A N/A

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012

position born wrestler previous year position difference
201 United States Eddie Kingston 288 +87
202 Japan Naruki Doi 212 +10
203 Japan Masato Tanaka 166 -37
204 United States Tyler Reks 163 -41
205 Canada Cody Deaner 267 +62
206 United States Chris Masters 165 -41
207 United States Briley Pierce N/A N/A
208 United States JTG 153 -55
209 United States N8 Mattson 325 +116
210 Canada Derek Wylde 276 +66
211 United States Johnny Curtis 116 -95
212 United States Brian Kendrick 107 -105
213 Mexico Cibernetico 237 +24
214 United States Brad Maddox N/A N/A
215 United States Delirious 141 -74
216 United States Shawn Daivari N/A N/A
217 Mexico Dragon Rojo Jr. 253 +36
218 United States Mike Quackenbush 289 +71
219 United States Scott Steiner 110 -109
220 United States Apollyon N/A N/A
221 United States Trent Barreta 172 -49
222 Canada Josh Alexander 385 +163
223 United States Darin Corbin 294 +71
224 United States Papadon 397 +173
225 Puerto Rico Chris Angel 234 +9
226 Japan Akitoshi Saito 181 -45
227 United States Ricochet 396 +169
228 United States Shaun Tempers N/A N/A
229 Mexico Psicosis II N/A N/A
230 Mexico Texano, Jr. N/A N/A
231 Japan Dragon Kid 300 +69
232 Mexico Chessman 133 -99
233 Australia Hartley Jackson 210 -23
234 Japan Jado 227 -7
235 United States Devon Moore 366 +131
236 Canada Petey Williams 264 +28
237 Cuba Rocky Romero 291 +54
238 United States Paul London 177 -61
239 Mexico Mascara Dorada 273 +34
240 United States Hallowicked 320 +80
241 Canada Steve Corino 161 -80
242 Mexico Virus N/A N/A
243 United States Sonjay Dutt N/A N/A
244 Mexico Bestia 666 N/A N/A
245 Japan TAJIRI N/A N/A
246 Mexico Extreme Tiger 207 -39
247 Puerto Rico Ricky Cruz N/A N/A
248 Japan Takao Omori N/A N/A
249 Japan Takao Omori N/A N/A
250 Japan Gedo 243 -7
251 United States B. J. Whitmer N/A N/A
252 Japan Manabu Soya N/A N/A
253 United States Byron Saxton 223 -30
254 United States Dean Ambrose N/A N/A
255 United States Masada 429 +174
256 United States Famous B N/A N/A
257 United States Kahagas 263 +6
258 United States Arik Cannon 200 -58
259 Australia Ryan Eagles 272 +13
260 United States Jake Manning 382 +122
261 Canada Alex Silva 388 +127
262 Japan Daisaku Shimoda N/A N/A
263 United States MVP 121 -142
264 Japan KAI N/A N/A
265 United States Big E. Langston 215 -50
266 United States Joey Ryan 278 +12
267 United States Vance Archer N/A N/A
268 Mexico La Parka, Jr. N/A N/A
269 United States Krimson N/A N/A
270 United States Masahiro Chono 209 -61
271 United States Homicide 93 -178
272 United States Akebono 265 -7
273 United States Jimmy Rave N/A N/A
274 Puerto Rico Gilbert N/A N/A
275 Mexico Rey Bucanero N/A N/A
276 United States Rich Swann 298 +22
277 Australia Shane Haste 361 +84
278 United States Jigsaw 281 +3
279 United States Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore N/A N/A
280 United States John Silver N/A N/A
281 United States Harlem Bravado 305 +24
282 United States Silas Young 310 +28
283 United States Facade N/A N/A
284 United States Lance Bravado 304 +20
285 United States Matt Riviera 299 +14
286 United States John McChesney 261 -25
287 United States Gran Akuma N/A N/A
288 Canada Gurv Sihra N/A N/A
289 United States Ruckus 284 -5
290 Puerto Rico Ray Gonzales 180 -110
291 United States Anthony Nese N/A N/A
292 Canada Harv Sihra N/A N/A
293 Australia Robbie Heart 297 +4
294 Australia Kijimuna 307 +13
295 United States Ace Hawkins 339 +44
296 Canada Rick Victor N/A N/A
297 United States Icarus 282 -15
298 United States Tommy Dreamer 72 -226
299 United States Pepper Parks 303 +4
300 United States Scotty Vortekz N/A N/A

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012

position born wrestler previous year position difference
301 United States Luke Gallows 178 -123
302 Switzerland Ares 283 -19
303 United States Damien Wayne N/A N/A
304 United States Sabu 239 -65
305 United States Craig Classic 311 +6
306 United States Jesse Neal 84 -222
307 Canada Vance Nevada 360 +53
308 United Kingdom Kenneth Cameron N/A N/A
309 Canada Tiberious King N/A N/A
310 United States Aden Chambers 316 +6
311 United States Brandon Espinosa 329 +18
312 United States Jon Davis 190 -122
313 United States Marco Corleone N/A N/A
314 United States Necro Butcher 233 -81
315 United States BLK Jeez N/A N/A
316 United States Danny Havoc 378 +62
317 United States Kory Chavis 198 -119
318 United States Oliver John 195 -123
319 United States Jason Jordan N/A N/A
320 United States Caleb Konley N/A N/A
321 United States Mikal Judas N/A N/A
322 United States Roscoe Jackson N/A N/A
323 Bulgaria Alexander Rusev 338 +15
324 United States Pinkie Sanchez N/A N/A
325 United States Ray Alexander N/A N/A
326 United States C. J. Parker N/A N/A
327 United States Rico Dynamite N/A N/A
328 United States Peter Avalon N/A N/A
329 United Kingdom Jake O'Reilly 350 +21
330 United States Grizzly Redwood 404 +74
331 United States Scott Reed N/A N/A
332 United States Willie Mack N/A N/A
333 United States Mike Posey 438 +105
334 United States Shaun Ricker N/A N/A
335 United States Mike Sydal 369 +34
336 Puerto Rico Lince Dorado 363 +27
337 United States Devon Storm N/A N/A
338 Canada Asylum 367 +29
339 United States Josh Daniels 290 -49
340 United States Tim Storm 202 -138
341 United States Stryknyn N/A N/A
342 United States Derek Sanders N/A N/A
343 United States Se7en N/A N/A
344 Japan KENSO N/A N/A
345 United States Drew Gulak N/A N/A
346 Mexico Electro Shock 203 -143
347 United States Greg Excellent N/A N/A
348 United States Chris Wylde 433 +85
349 Barbados Dru Onyx N/A N/A
350 Canada Kyle Sebastian 365 +15
351 United States Leakee N/A N/A
352 United States Luke Hawx N/A N/A
353 United States The Amazing Red 136 -217
354 Canada Matt Burns 372 +18
355 United States Craven Knyte N/A N/A
356 United States Percy Watson 240 -116
357 United States Andrew Alexander N/A N/A
358 Cuba Ricky Reyes 262 -96
359 United States Brandon Gatson N/A N/A
360 United States Andy Ridge 343 -17
361 United States Jake Crist 354 -7
362 United States Alex Koslov N/A N/A
363 Japan Tiger Mask IV 254 -109
364 United States Josef Von Schmidt 398 +34
365 United States Steve Boz 353 -12
366 Canada Scotty O'Shea N/A N/A
367 United States D. J. Hyde 356 -11
368 Canada R. J. City 387 +19
369 United States Bobby Fish N/A N/A
370 United Kingdom Robbie McAllister 318 -52
371 United States Jimmy Jacobs 118 -253
372 Unknown Mustafa Aziz Daniels N/A N/A
373 United States Dave Crist 364 -9
374 United States Notorious T. I. D. N/A N/A
375 Canada Mike Hughes N/A N/A
376 United States John E. Stone N/A N/A
377 United States Chip Day N/A N/A
378 United States Chris Silvio N/A N/A
379 Canada Ashley Sixx N/A N/A
380 United States Kekoa the Flyin' Hawaiian 409 +29
381 United States Super Dragon N/A N/A
382 Jamaica Slyck Wagner Brown 315 -67
383 United States Tank N/A N/A
384 Mexico Vanquero Fantasma N/A N/A
385 United States Dasher Hatfield N/A N/A
386 United States Dash Maverick N/A N/A
387 United States Aaron Draven N/A N/A
388 United States Micah Taylor N/A N/A
389 United States Kobain 393 +4
390 United States Jimmy Cicero 436 +46
391 United States Bobby Moore N/A N/A
392 United States James Bronson N/A N/A
393 United Kingdom Timothy Thatcher N/A N/A
394 United States AHTU 482 +88
395 United States Azrieal N/A N/A
396 United States Aiden Veil N/A N/A
397 United States Seth Delay N/A N/A
398 United States Bloody Harker Dirge 386 -12
399 United States Oliver Cain N/A N/A
400 United States Breaker Morant 405 +5

starPro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012

position born wrestler previous year position difference
401 United States Garett Bischoff N/A N/A
402 United States Bandido Jr. N/A N/A
403 Canada Sexxxy Eddie 430 +27
404 United States Biggie Biggs N/A N/A
405 Puerto Rico John Kermon N/A N/A
406 Canada Sinn Bohdi 384 -22
407 Canada Crazzy Steve 415 +8
408 United States Patrick Bentley N/A N/A
409 United States Matt Saigon 427 +18
410 United States Scorpio Sky N/A N/A
411 United States Bill Collier 454 +43
412 United States Tyler Hilton N/A N/A
413 Canada Anthony Darko N/A N/A
414 United States Damian Dragon 421 +7
415 United States Mike Rollins 379 -36
416 United States Gregory Iron N/A N/A
417 United States Kyle Matthews N/A N/A
418 United States Bobby Shields 403 -15
419 United States John Skyler N/A N/A
420 Unknown Primo Scordino N/A N/A
421 Unknown Gee Gee 439 +18
422 United States Jason Wayne N/A N/A
423 United States Napalm Bomb N/A N/A
424 United States Steven Walters 376 -48
425 United States Hellcat N/A N/A
426 Canada Stupefied 432 +6
427 United States Ethan H. D. N/A N/A
428 United States Dave Osborn N/A N/A
429 United States Kevin Douglas 459 +30
430 United States Sara Del Rey N/A N/A
431 United States Corey Hollis 368 -63
432 United States Rob Sweet N/A N/A
433 United States Christian York N/A N/A
434 United States Greg Anthony N/A N/A
435 United States Sam Shields 377 -58
436 Canada Player Uno 428 -8
437 United States Chris Rockwell N/A N/A
438 United States Dany Only N/A N/A
439 United States Paredyse 359 -80
440 Mexico Nitro N/A N/A
441 United States Samuray del Sol N/A N/A
442 United States Jessie Godderz N/A N/A
443 United States Gideon Malice N/A N/A
444 United States Vordell Walker N/A N/A
445 United States A.J. Kirsch N/A N/A
446 South Africa Nick Fury 469 +23
447 United States Black Ice N/A N/A
448 United States Joe Gacy 441 -7
449 United States Luke Robinson N/A N/A
450 United States Brandon Thurston N/A N/A
451 United States Rudy Switchblade 461 +10
452 United States American Kickboxer II 455 +3
453 United States Billy Gibbs N/A N/A
454 United States Jamin Olivencia N/A N/A
455 United States Tommy Mack 460 +5
456 United States The Bodysnatcher N/A N/A
457 United States Garrett Dylan N/A N/A
458 Canada Jayson Cypress 285 -173
459 United States Ophidian 346 -113
460 Unknown Steve Stasiak 462 +2
461 United States Cueball Carmichael N/A N/A
462 Canada Franky the Mobster N/A N/A
463 Germany Nui Tofiga N/A N/A
464 United States Rob Fury N/A N/A
465 United States Cheech Hernandez N/A N/A
466 United States Gabe Saint N/A N/A
467 United States Johnny Spade N/A N/A
468 United States Larry Dallas N/A N/A
469 United States Danny Daniels N/A N/A
470 United States Marc Mandrake 476 +6
471 United States Mohamad Ali Vaez 327 -144
472 United States Dave Dutra N/A N/A
473 United States Chris Cooper 465 -8
474 United States Kid America 410 -64
475 United States Tommy Treznik 355 -120
476 Unknown Butch Long N/A N/A
477 Canada Joey Knight N/A N/A
478 United States Prince Al Farat N/A N/A
479 United States Tyler Priegel N/A N/A
480 United States Mr. Ooh La La N/A N/A
481 United States Elia Markopoulos N/A N/A
482 United States Barry Hardy 485 +3
483 United States Brandon Bishop 489 +6
484 Canada Lumberjack LeRoux N/A N/A
485 United States Big O N/A N/A
486 United States Shooter Storm N/A N/A
487 United States Jimmy the Hippy 486 -1
488 United States Corey Blaze 492 +4
489 Unknown Chrisifix 456 -33
490 United States L. J. Cruz N/A N/A
491 United States Anton Leveigh N/A N/A
492 United States Perry Von Vicious N/A N/A
493 United States The Maestro N/A N/A
494 United States Vince Beach 467 -27
495 Unknown The Silent Warrior N/A N/A
496 United States Johnny Adams 499 +3
497 United States Lance Anoa'i N/A N/A
498 Unknown Nick Vickers N/A N/A
499 United States Shane Hollister 312 -187
500 Unknown Brian Hardy N/A N/A

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