Al Castle of Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced that AEW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega is ranked number one on the annual PWI 500 list.
He was previously ranked number one in 2018. Last year, he ranked #13.
The criteria for ranking includes win-loss record, technical ability, influence on the sport, success against the highest grade of competition, success against the most diverse competition, and activity.
— PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (@OfficialPWI) September 8, 2021