There are few lists in the world of pro wrestling that garner as much attention as the annual ranking of the top 500 wrestling stars in Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine, the latest edition of which was just released. And while it didn’t come as much of a surprise that matchless talents like undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and NJPW legend Kazuchika Okada were ranked among the top talents this year, what might inspire an outcry from fans was that Half of the current ROH, IWGP, and AAA Tag Team Champions FTR, Cash Wheeler, was completely absent from this year’s list.
Wheeler’s omission prompts PWI 500 editor to dash accept more on twitter that it was just an error.
“Oops,” he wrote. “It looks like Cash Wheeler (who originally ranked at around 153) was accidentally dropped. These things happen sometimes, and it’s never fun for anyone involved. But it’s 100% on me. Cash from Pro Wrestling Illustrated, I sincerely apologize for the mistake.”
The top 10 of this year’s 500 top pro wrestlers include Reigns, Okada, CM Punk, “The Hangman” Adam Page, Bobby Lashley, Cody Rhodes, Brian Danielson, Hijo Del Vikingo, Big E and Jonathan Gresham.
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