While the current AEW Champion Kenny Omega topped the 2021 Top PWI 500 list, know the top five male wrestlers from the promotion were in the rankings
Pro-Wrestling Illustrated’s list of the best 500 professional wrestlers of 2021 was released earlier this month and it featured a number of superstars from AEW, including two in the top 10 and three in the top 20. The wrestlers were evaluated for their performance during the consideration period of 30th June, 2020 and 1st July, 2021. Read on to know about the five male wrestlers from AEW who ranked the highest in the 2021 PWI 500.
Who Are 5 Men From AEW Ranked The Highest In The 2021 PWI 500 Top Wrestlers Rankings List?
Kenny Omega #1
The current AEW Champion Kenny Omega has topped the PWI 500 list for the second time in his career. Apart from his current reign, The Cleaner also held the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship and the AAA Mega Championship. In the initial months of the consideration period, he was also the AEW World Tag Team Champion with Adam Page for a short while.
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Jon Moxley #6
Former AEW Champion Jon Moxley, also known as ex-Shield star Dean Ambrose, carried the title during the pandemic and delivered some smashing title matches against Darby Allin, Brian Cage, Lance Archer, Eddie Kingston, Kenny Omega and MJF. In addition, he also wrestled for NJPW occasionally and held the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship.
Cody Rhodes #11
The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes has had an amazing year, though he fell short of one spot in making to the top ten. He defended the inaugural TNT Championship in twelve matches, across two reigns and helped so many wrestlers get ahead in the business. The AEW workhorse is also the executive vice president of the promotion.
Darby Allin #14
Darby Allin is probably the least known superstar on this top 5 list and yet his spot in among the top twenties in the PWI 500 is a testimony to the rising greatness of AEW. He had defeated Cody Rhodes to become the TNT Champion and fought some excellent matches against Matt Hardy and Jungle Boy. Even more so, the superstar has now worked with the legends Sting and CM Punk, as well.
Chris Jericho #19
The 50-year-old WWE legend and Fozzy lead singer may have slowed down in terms of aerial techniques, but he’s still putting on some great matches and passing the torch ahead. Jericho was the inaugural AEW World Champion and akin to Cody, has helped establish many stars like Orange Cassidy, MJF and Sammy Guevara.