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Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Publisher Stu Saks
Categories professional wrestling magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Kappa Publishing Group
First issue September 1979
Country  United States
Language English
ISSN 1043-7576

Pro Wrestling Illustrated is the monthly American professional wrestling magazine published by the Kappa Publishing Group.

PWI 500

The PWI has also ranked a list of the top 500 professional wrestlers each year since 1991. As of 2013, only Jushin Liger has appeared in every edition of the PWI 500.[1] The first woman to be ranked in the list was Jacqueline Moore who was ranked #249 in 1993.


Pro Wrestling Illustrated gives out many different awards every year. The awards they currently give out are:

  • Wrestler of The Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year
  • Most Hated Wrestler of the Year
  • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
  • Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Stanley Weston Award (Lifetime Achievement)
  • Comeback of the Year
  • Woman of the Year


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