Seth Rollins has added a new achievement to his already diverse accolades. PWI has released the list of the top 500 wrestlers in the professional wrestling industry. This list includes the wrestlers from several wrestling promotions including the likes of WWE, AEW, AAA, NJPW, and Impact just to name a few. Seth Rollins has done the unimaginable as he secured the first position on the PWI list beating every other wrestler in the professional wrestling industry.
Seth Rollins has achieved this by beating the Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns for first place in the list. Roman Reigns was in first place in last year’s PWI list. Now Roman Reigns is placed just below the Architect Seth Rollins in second place on the list of 500 wrestlers. This is the third time that the Visionary has been declared the number-one wrestler in the world. The World Heavyweight Champion first secured this position in 2015, followed by a repeat in 2019. Now, in 2023, he claims the prestigious title once more.
For those who don’t know the PWI list is carefully curated depending upon several conditions by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. As detailed by Fightful.com, the criteria for the list are heavily scrutinized. The evaluation period for this year’s PWI 500 is July 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023. The factors for ranking encompass win-loss ratio, technical ability, impact on the sport, success against top-tier opponents, achievement against a varied range of competitors, and overall engagement in the wrestling arena.
Nonetheless, Seth Rollins has achieved an enormous accomplishment by becoming the third-time top wrestler in the world. The top 10 list is as follows:
1) Seth Rollins
2) Roman Reigns
3) Jon Moxley
8) Orange Cassidy
9) Josh Alexander
10) Cody Rhodes
Altogether, four WWE Superstars featured in the Top 10 rankings, alongside representations from three AEW roster members. The list also included Josh Alexander from IMPACT Wrestling, Vikingo from AAA, and Kazuchika Okada from NJPW, respectively.
Seth Rollins sends a heartfelt message to Jon Moxley and Roman Reigns
Jon Moxley is also listed third in the list besides his former Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. This makes all the members of the Shield rank in the top three of the list for the very first time. Now Seth Rollins has taken to Twitter to express his feelings. Rollins posted a photo of the faction’s iconic fist bump referring to gold old days of the Hounds of Justice.
The Shield was considered as one of the most dominant factions in the history of WWE. And the current rankings just prove the fact that although, all of them are separated, but they are still ruling the wrestling world. Also to mention that Seth Rollins is the World Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns is the WWE Undisputed Universal Champion and Jon Moxley is the AEW International Champion ruling the professional world as they always used to.