Kenny Omega Tops Annual PWI 500 Wrestlers List Again, Top 10 Revealed

By Jason Hall

September 8, 2021

Photo: Courtesy of All Elite Wrestling

Kenny Omega has once again been named the No. 1 ranked wrestler by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as part of its annual 'PWI 500' list.

Omega topped the list for the second time in 2021 after simultaneously holding world championships in All Elite Wrestling, IMPACT Wrestling and Lucha Libre AAA, PWI announced on its official website Wednesday (September 8).

The Winnipeg native had previously ranked No. 1 on the 'PWI 500' list in 2018 after winning the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship while competing primarily for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Omega joined AEW shortly after its official announcement as both an in-ring competitor and executive vice president in 2019.

The 37-year-old initially won the AEW World Championship against Jon Moxley at Dynamite: Winter is Coming in December 2020 and retained the title in numerous defenses while simultaneously winning the IMPACT and Lucha Libre AAA world titles in 2021.

PWI released its full top 10 ranking for this year's '500' list, which will be released at a later date:

  1. Kenny Omega (AEW)
  2. Roman Reigns (WWE)
  3. Bobby Lashley (WWE)
  4. Drew McIntyre (WWE)
  5. Kota Ibushi (NJPW)
  6. Jon Moxley (AEW)
  7. Will Ospreay (NJPW)
  8. Finn Balor (WWE)
  9. Shingo Takagi (NJPW)
  10. Rich Swann (IMPACT Wrestling)

PWI launched in 1979 and introduced its annual '500' list in 1991. The magazine has since added an annual women's wrestling ranking (Women's 150) and tag team ranking (Tag Team 50) lists.

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