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List of Pro Wrestling Illustrated awards

Year Winner Runner-up Second runner-up Third runner-up 1972 Dick the Bruiser and The CrusherN/A N/A N/A 1973 Nick Bockwinkel and Ray StevensN/A N/A N/A 1974 Jimmy and Johnny ValiantN/A N/A N/A 1975 Gene and Ole AndersonN/A N/A N/A 1976 The Executioners
(#1 and #2)
Gene and Ole AndersonChief Jay Strongbow and Billy White WolfJimmy and Johnny Valiant1977 Gene and Ole Anderson (2) Professor Tanaka and Mr. FujiGreg Gagne and Jim BrunzellRic Flair and Greg Valentine1978 Ricky Steamboat and Paul JonesThe Yukon Lumberjacks
(Yukon Eric and Yukon Pierre) Mike Graham and Steve KeirnGreg Gagne and Jim Brunzell1979 Ivan Putski and Tito SantanaJerry and Johnny ValiantPaul Jones and Baron von RaschkeThe Spoiler and Mark Lewin1980 Jimmy Snuka and Ray StevensMr. Wrestling and Mr. Wrestling IIThe Wild Samoans
(Afa and Sika) Verne Gagne and Mad Dog Vachon1981 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy)
Rick Martel and Tony GareaMr. Fuji and Mr. SaitoGreg Gagne and Jim Brunzell1982 Greg Gagne and Jim BrunzellMr. Fuji and Mr. SaitoThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts) Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen1983 The Road Warriors
(Hawk and Animal)
Kerry, Kevin and David Von ErichThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts) Jack and Jerry Brisco1984 The Road Warriors (2)
(Hawk and Animal)Kerry, Kevin and Mike Von ErichThe Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn) The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) 1985 The Road Warriors (3)
(Hawk and Animal)Ted DiBiase and Steve WilliamsIvan and Nikita KoloffThe British Bulldogs
(Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) 1986 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
The Road Warriors
(Hawk and Animal) The British Bulldogs
(Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) The Midnight Rockers
(Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) 1987 The Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane)
The Hart Foundation
(Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) The Road Warriors
(Hawk and Animal) The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) 1988 The Road Warriors (4)
(Hawk and Animal)The Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) Demolition
(Ax and Smash) The Brain Busters
(Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) 1989 The Brain Busters
(Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard)
Demolition
(Ax and Smash) The Road Warriors
(Hawk and Animal) The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) 1990 The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner)
Demolition
(Ax and Smash) Doom
(Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) The Road Warriors
(Hawk and Animal) 1991 The Enforcers
(Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko)
The Legion of Doom
(Hawk and Animal) The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner) Jeff Jarrett and Robert Fuller1992 The Miracle Violence Connection
(Terry Gordy and Steve Williams)
The Natural Disasters
(Earthquake and Typhoon) The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner) Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes1993 The Steiner Brothers (2)
(Rick and Scott Steiner)The Hollywood Blonds
(Steve Austin and Brian Pillman) Money Inc.
(Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) The Heavenly Bodies
(Tom Prichard and Stan Lane) 1994 The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
The Headshrinkers
(Samu and Fatu) The Public Enemy
(Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) 1995 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
The Smoking Gunns
(Billy and Bart Gunn) Owen Hart and YokozunaThe Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner) 1996 Harlem Heat (2)
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)The Eliminators
(Perry Saturn and John Kronus) The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner) The Gangstas
(New Jack and Mustapha Saed) 1997 The Outsiders
(Scott Hall and Kevin Nash)
The Steiner Brothers
(Rick and Scott Steiner) The Legion of Doom
(Hawk and Animal) Lex Luger and The Giant1998 The New Age Outlaws
(Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
Rob Van Dam and SabuMankind and KaneThe Brothers of Destruction
(The Undertaker and Kane) 1999 Kane and X-PacThe Hardy Boyz
(Matt and Jeff Hardy) Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray) The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) 2000 The Hardy Boyz
(Matt and Jeff Hardy)
Edge and ChristianThe Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) 2001 The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)
The Brothers of Destruction
(The Undertaker and Kane) The Hardy Boyz
(Matt and Jeff Hardy) The Acolytes
(Bradshaw and Faarooq) 2002 Billy and ChuckBooker T and Goldust3-Minute Warning
(Rosey and Jamal) Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit2003 The World's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin)
America's Most Wanted
(Chris Harris and James Storm) The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Los Guerreros
(Eddie and Chavo Guerrero) 2004 America's Most Wanted
(Chris Harris and James Storm)
La Résistance
(Sylvain Grenier and Robert Conway) The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) Charlie Haas and Rico2005 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
The Naturals
(Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas) Road Warrior Animal and HeidenreichAmerica's Most Wanted
(Chris Harris and James Storm) 2006 A.J. Styles and Christopher DanielsPaul London and Brian KendrickD-Generation X
(Shawn Michaels and Triple H) Big Show and Kane2007 Paul London and Brian KendrickTeam 3D
(Brother Ray and Brother Devon) The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay and Mark Briscoe) Deuce 'n Domino2008[9]Beer Money, Inc.
(Robert Roode and James Storm)
John Morrison and The MizTed DiBiase and Cody RhodesThe Latin American Xchange
(Homicide and Hernandez) 2009[10]Team 3D (2)[a]
(Brother Ray and Brother Devon)Beer Money, Inc.
(Robert Roode and James Storm) Chris Jericho and Big ShowD-Generation X
(Shawn Michaels and Triple H) 2010[11]The Motor City Machine Guns
(Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
The Hart Dynasty
(Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) The Kings of Wrestling
(Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero) Beer Money, Inc.
(Robert Roode and James Storm) 2011 Beer Money, Inc. (2)
(Bobby Roode and James Storm)Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team
(Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) Air Boom
(Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) Kings of Wrestling
(Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero) 2012 Kofi Kingston and R-TruthBad Influence
(Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) Team Hell No
(Daniel Bryan and Kane) Samoa Joe and Magnus2013[12]The Shield
(Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
Cody Rhodes and GoldustTeam Hell No
(Daniel Bryan and Kane) reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) 2014[13]The Usos
(Jey and Jimmy Uso)
reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) The Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)Gold and Stardust
(Goldust and Stardust) 2015 The New Day
(Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)
The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson) The Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) 2016 The New Day (2)
(Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson) Enzo and Cass
(Enzo Amore and Big Cass) The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) 2017 The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)The Bar
(Cesaro and Sheamus) The Shield
(Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) The Usos
(Jey and Jimmy Uso) 2018 The Young Bucks (2)
(Matt and Nick Jackson)The New Day
(Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) The Undisputed Era
(Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong) LAX
(Santana and Ortiz) 2019[14]The Undisputed Era
(Bobby FishandKyle O'Reilly)The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson) The Lucha Bros.
(Rey Fenix and Pentagon, Jr.) The New Day
(Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) 2020[8]Golden Role Models (Bayley and Sasha Banks)FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) Adam Page and Kenny OmegaThe Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
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Ep. 184 – Josh Alexander, The WWE Draft, and The Forbidden Door

Ep. 184 – Josh Alexander, The WWE Draft, and The Forbidden Door

October 12, 2021

PWI Senior Writer Al Castle is joined by "The Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander, who has a lot to say ahead of his challenger for the IMPACT World title at Bound For Glory. But, before that, Al is joined by fellow PWI Contributor Brian R. Solomon to discuss the implications of the WWE Draft, and whether we might see WWE walk through the so-called forbidden door.

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Ep. 183 – Wrestling vs. Sports Entertainment

Ep. 183 – Wrestling vs. Sports Entertainment

September 24, 2021

Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the recent big weekly events from AEW featuring, most recently, the return of "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson. We also hear discussion of NXT 2.0 and why stars like Bron Breakker should prove valuable to WWE in the years ahead. Finally, discussion of the fallout from the recent "Plane Ride from Hell" episode of Dark Side of the Ring. Plus: Candace Cordelia's interview with Ken Dixon of Ring of Honor and MCW.

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PWIndie – Hell Freezes Over (w/David Ali, Nick McDaniel)

PWIndie – Hell Freezes Over (w/David Ali, Nick McDaniel)

September 15, 2021

On this episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, Kevin McElvaney is joined by wrestler David Ali, along with Tapped Out Wrestling Podcast co-host Nick McDaniel, to discuss David's two scheduled title defenses at this weekend's Hell Freezes Over multi-promotional supershow in Canton, GA.

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Ep. 182 – Kenny Omega is the Alpha (2021 PWI 500 Episode)

Ep. 182 – Kenny Omega is the Alpha (2021 PWI 500 Episode)

September 8, 2021

On the latest PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney for a quick recap of AEW's All Out event, followed by in-depth analysis of this year's top 10 in the 2021 PWI 500. Finally, Kevin shares the full, uncut audio from his recent interview with #1 ranked wrestler, AEW World champion Kenny Omega.

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Ep. 181 – Punk, Becky, Brock, and What’s Next for NXT

Ep. 181 – Punk, Becky, Brock, and What’s Next for NXT

August 23, 2021

Al Castle and Brian R. Solomon are back with a new episode of The PWI Podcast, focusing on the events of this weekend, including CM Punk's AEW debut, WWE SummerSlam, a very unusual NXT TakeOver, and the implications of all these things. Don't miss this one!

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Ep. 180 – Five-Star Wrestling Observations

Ep. 180 – Five-Star Wrestling Observations

August 18, 2021

Today on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss a cornucopia of topics, from the newly revamped PWI website to the John Cena-Roman Reigns feud, along with their thoughts on what AEW might do with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Plus, Al shares bonus audio from his recent "Hotseat" interview with Dave Meltzer.

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06 PWIndie – EFFY, World Titles, and IWTV 100

06 PWIndie – EFFY, World Titles, and IWTV 100

August 11, 2021

On this episode of Pro Wrestling INDIEstrated, highlights from Candace Cordelia's recent hour-long interview with EFFY. Plus, Kevin McElvaney talks about the two recognized world championships designated by PWI, as well as his experiences at the IWTV 100 event in Williamstown, NJ.

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Ep. 179 – Much Ado About Bray (And Other News)

Ep. 179 – Much Ado About Bray (And Other News)

August 5, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon start off by offering an insider’s preview of the new issue of the magazine. Then, they review the latest news and rumors in professional wrestling, including the release of Bray Wyatt, what CM Punk and Daniel Bryan might have to offer AEW, and where WWE might source its talent apart from its own developmental system. Plus, our newest Contributing Writer, Candace Cordelia, interviews NXT star Franky Monet (fka Taya Valkyrie).

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05 PWIndie – Ref Odie Brown, MV Young

05 PWIndie – Ref Odie Brown, MV Young

July 20, 2021

Today on #ProWrestlingINDIEstrated, Referee Odie Brown joins Kevin McElvaney to discuss the #ZebraTalkFund and more. Plus, PWI Columnist Andrea Hangst shares her recent, extended conversation with indie heartthrob, MV Young.

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Follow Zebra Talk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zebratalk123

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Follow MV Young: https://twitter.com/THEonlyMVYoung

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Ep. 178 – Paging Dr. Britt Baker!

Ep. 178 – Paging Dr. Britt Baker!

July 15, 2021

On the latest episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the end of WWE's ThunderDome era, preview Money in the Bank 2021, and reflect on the recent passing of "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. Plus: Al shares audio from his extended interview with AEW Women's World champion, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

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04 PWIndie – Trish Adora Interview

04 PWIndie – Trish Adora Interview

July 7, 2021

On the latest edition of Pro Wrestling Indiestrated, Trish Adora joins Kevin McElvaney to discuss a wide range of topics including the Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora championship, who she wants to face in the Ring of Honor Women's title tournament, workout playlists, her recent deathmatch with Dark Sheik, her Iron Match outing against Tony Deppen, and much more.

Plus, our host shares exclusive audio reporting from Game Changer Wrestling's Backyard Wrestling 3 event, including brief conversations with "No Guff" Adam Gault and Jody Himself.

Follow Trish Adora on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrishAdora202

Watch Backyard Wrestling 3 on FITE TV: https://www.fite.tv/watch/gcw-backyard-wrestling-3/2p9lc/

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Ep. 177 – Raising the Stakes in WWE

Ep. 177 – Raising the Stakes in WWE

June 28, 2021

Today on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the recent increase in high-stakes matches in WWE, where these changes have come from, and how this might prove to be an issue going forward. They also share their thoughts on the recent VICE documentary on Chyna, which features an uncredited appearance from Brian. Plus: The extended version of Kevin McElvaney's recent "12 Questions" interview with Ring of Honor's Sledge.

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03 PWIndie – Willow Nightingale

03 PWIndie – Willow Nightingale

June 17, 2021

You've seen her recently on AEW Dark, Ring of Honor's Women's Division Wednesday, and at any number of prominent independent shows. Today, Willow Nightingale joins PWI's Kevin McElvaney to discuss a wide range of topics—from the connections between indie wrestling and punk rock to making her own gear, keeping a positive attitude, and sharing a profound, mutual respect with Allie Kat (Katch).

Don't miss Willow on this weekend's Black Wrestlers Matter event! Learn more at www.blackwrestlersmatter.com

And be sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok: @w_nightingale_

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Ep. 176 – Kenny Omega Gets In The Hotseat

Ep. 176 – Kenny Omega Gets In The Hotseat

June 8, 2021

On the latest episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle shares audio from his interview with AEW/Impact World champ Kenny Omega (available in the new issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, in stores now). Before that, Al and co-host Brian Solomon share their thoughts on the latest round of WWE releases, the competing Ultimate Warrior docs on Vice and A&E, and more.

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02 PWIndiestrated - Jody Himself

02 PWIndiestrated - Jody Himself

June 4, 2021

On the second episode of Pro Wrestling Indiestrated, Kevin McElvaney is joined by Jody Himself (fka Jody The Wrestler, Young Boy) to discuss his name change, the movie Hot Rod, PPW's No Hook, sad music, and many, many other topics.

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Ep. 175 – Zombies, Light Tubes, and Antonino Rocca

Ep. 175 – Zombies, Light Tubes, and Antonino Rocca

May 26, 2021

On the latest episode of The PWI Podcast, hosts Al Castle and Brian Solomon preview AEW's Double or Nothing, while reflecting on the recent wave of TV wrestling documentaries on AEW and Vice and giving their honest thoughts on topics like zombie lumberjacks, deathmatches, and more. Plus: Kevin McElvaney shares his recent conversation with broadcast journalist Mark Pickering about Pro Wrestling NOAH's upcoming Mitsuharu Misawa tribute show and the June 6 CyberFight Festival.

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Ep. 174 – Jeff Jarrett, Backlash Chat, and The 2021 PWI Poll

Ep. 174 – Jeff Jarrett, Backlash Chat, and The 2021 PWI Poll

May 13, 2021

Al Castle and Brian Solomon are reunited for this week's episode of The PWI Podcast, where they discuss a variety of topics including WWE's planned WrestleMania Backlash. Then, they answer some sample questions from our annual Readers Poll. Finally, Brian shares audio from his recent conversation with Jeff Jarrett.

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Ep. 173 – Jordynne Grace Is Punching Up

Ep. 173 – Jordynne Grace Is Punching Up

May 7, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Brian Solomon and Kevin McElvaney (filling in for Al Castle) are joined by Jordynne Grace to discuss her decision to sign a new, multi-year contract with Impact Wrestling, her new recurring column in Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine, working with Jazz, and much more.

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Ep. 172 – Righteous Reg, Dak Draper, and Trashbag Gate

Ep. 172 – Righteous Reg, Dak Draper, and Trashbag Gate

April 27, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by fellow Pro Wrestling Illustrated writer Righteous Reg to discuss a range of topics including the historical importance of WrestleMania, Reg's experiences at the indie events leading up to the big event, and some recent hot topics/scandals in the world of pro wrestling. Plus, Al Castle shares his exclusive interview with one of Ring of Honor's brightest stars, Dak Draper. Don't miss this supersized episode of The PWI Podcast!

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Ep. 171 –WrestleMania in Review

Ep. 171 –WrestleMania in Review

April 12, 2021

Today on the PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are back, burning the midnight oil to deliver a match-by-match, segment-by-segment review of the two-night WrestleMania 37. From celebrity appearances to major title changes (and others that didn't change), it's all there, in this entertaining, thought-provoking, supersized podcast episode.

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Ep. 170 – WrestleMania Mania (The Go-Home Show)

Ep. 170 – WrestleMania Mania (The Go-Home Show)

April 8, 2021

On this episode of The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon get in the weeds with all things WrestleMania, from their thoughts on this week's Hall of Fame ceremony to a match-by-match preview of the big event itself. It's a thoughtful, entertaining, and honest look at what we can expect from the upcoming two-night extravaganza.

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Ep. 169 – The Wednesday Night Truce (with Brandon Thurston)

Ep. 169 – The Wednesday Night Truce (with Brandon Thurston)

April 1, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston to discuss some of the biggest stories happening right now in the wrestling industry, including WWE content being edited on Peacock, NXT’s move to Tuesday nights, and Impact Wrestling’s return to Thursdays. This is a thoughtful, in-depth conversation with one of the leading public experts on the economics of pro wrestling.

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Ep. 168 – WrestleMania: The Edge of Reason

Ep. 168 – WrestleMania: The Edge of Reason

March 24, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon review the apparent changes in creative plans for WrestleMania following last Sunday's Fastlane PPV, involving Edge, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan. They also share their thoughts on how the big, two-night event is shaping up thus far, while reviewing last weekend's NWA pay-per-view, Back for the Attack. Finally, Al shares audio of his recent Hotseat interview with "WWE Official" Adam Pearce.

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Ep. 167 — Exploding Barbed Wire Death Podcast

Ep. 167 — Exploding Barbed Wire Death Podcast

March 10, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss the good, the bad, and the explosive of AEW's Revolution PPV. Al and Brian offer their thoughts on the show from top to bottom, from the opening World tag team title match to the anticlimactic ending to the main-event Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. Plus, they look into the history of over-the-top, ultraviolent matches and debate whether they have a place in today's wrestling landscape.

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Ep. 166 – ROH’s Rhett Titus Interviewed

Ep. 166 – ROH’s Rhett Titus Interviewed

February 25, 2021

One of the cornerstones of "The Foundation," Rhett Titus is also among the longest-tenured wrestlers in the Ring of Honor lockerroom. Today, he joins PWI Senior Writer Al Castle to discuss his career, ROH's post-COVID return, and more. Plus, Al Castle and Brian Solomon give their thoughts on Elimination Chamber, WWE's WrestleMania options, Bad Bunny, and more.

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Ep. 165 – Inside NJPW & Royal Rumble 2021
Ep. 164 – WARHORSE & The 2020 PWI Awards

Ep. 164 – WARHORSE & The 2020 PWI Awards

January 28, 2021

This week on The PWI Podcast, Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Al Castle, Brian Solomon, and Kevin McElvaney are joined by your inaugural Independent Wrestler of the Year, WARHORSE, to discuss the award, being an indie talent during the pandemic, and "memeing his way to a title shot" on AEW Dynamite. Plus, Al, Brian, and Kevin dive deep into the winners and runners-up in every category of our 2020 Achievement Awards.

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Ep. 163 – Talking Wrestlenomics with Brandon Thurston
Ep. 162 – Goodbye to 2020

Ep. 162 – Goodbye to 2020

December 23, 2020

This week, Al Castle and Brian Solomon are joined by PWI Senior Writer Harry Burkett and Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney for a discussion of all things wrestling in 2020. Topics covered include:

  • The rise of cinematic matches
  • How major companies handled the pandemic
  • AEW's first full year in business
  • Representation in pro wrestling

... And much, much more. Don't miss this deep analysis of what might have been pro wrestling's most unusual year to date.

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Ep. 161 – FTR Discuss the Tag Team 50

Ep. 161 – FTR Discuss the Tag Team 50

December 7, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle is joined by fellow Senior Writer Harry Burkett and Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney to break down the top 10 ranking of PWI's first-ever Tag Team 50.

Then, Harry shares the "director's cut" of his exclusive Hotseat interview with FTR's Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler. Topics include:

  • FTR ranking #1 in the Tag Team 50
  • Why they chose to leave WWE for AEW
  • Their honest feelings about the state of tag team wrestling

...And so much more. 

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Ep. 160 – ROH Star Shane Taylor

Ep. 160 – ROH Star Shane Taylor

December 1, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Al Castle and Brian Solomon do a deep dive on the career of The Undertaker, from his salad days as "Mean" Mark Callous to the glory days of "The Streak" (and beyond).

Plus, Al shares his conversation with former Ring of Honor TV champ, Shane Taylor. Topics include:

  • ROH's approach to wrestling during COVID
  • Black representation in pro wrestling
  • Ring of Honor's Pure title tournament
  • Taylor's feelings on The Hurt Business

...And much more. Don't miss it!

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Ep. 159 – Brian Myers on Signing with Impact, WWE, and More

Ep. 159 – Brian Myers on Signing with Impact, WWE, and More

November 3, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Brian Myers (the former Curt Hawkins) discusses his WWE release, decision to sign with Impact Wrestling, and a variety of other topics, including:

  • What it was like working with Edge
  • His feelings on wrestling without a live crowd
  • His work as a trainer and feelings on Maxwell Jacob Friedman

...And more. Plus, PWI's Al Castle and Brian Solomon give their thoughts on WWE's Hell in a Cell event along with other newsworthy items.

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BONUS – Nicole Savoy Discusses PWI Women’s 100
Ep. 158 – Bayley Discusses the Women’s 100

Ep. 158 – Bayley Discusses the Women’s 100

October 16, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, Senior Writer Al Castle, Bell to Belles cofounder Kristen Ashly, and PWI Editor-in-Chief Kevin McElvaney the 2020 Women's 100 list. Then, Al is joined by this year's #1-ranked wrestler, Bayley, to discuss her heel turn, rivalry with Sasha Banks, and much more.

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Ep. 157 – Dean Malenko on the PWI 500, AEW, and More
Ep. 156 – Keith Elliot Greenberg on WWF Magazine, Indie Wrestling, and More
Ep. 155 – ECWA Super 8, All Out Recap, and More
Ep. 154 – Jon Moxley Interview, PWI 500 Recap
Ep. 153 – Intergender Wrestling Roundtable + SummerSlam Preview
BONUS: The State of Women’s Wrestling with Kristen Ashly, Harmony Cox

BONUS: The State of Women’s Wrestling with Kristen Ashly, Harmony Cox

August 12, 2020

On this special bonus episode of The PWI Podcast, you'll hear our recent Virtual Roundtable on the subject of women's wrestling, featuring Bell to Belles cofounder Kristen Ashly and writer Harmony Cox, along with PWI's Al Castle, Brian Solomon, and Kevin McElvaney. Topics discussed include PWI's handling of gender in this year's "500," the possibility of secondary women's titles in WWE and AEW, and much more.

Check out Kristen and Harmony's work: https://belltobelles.com/

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Ep. 152 – Willie Mack on His Dream of Becoming X Division Champ
Ep. 151 – Charlotte Flair Discusses NXT, Empty Arena Matches, and Her Home Life
Ep. 150 – Goldy Locks on #SpeakingOut, Social Media, TNA, and More

Ep. 150 – Goldy Locks on #SpeakingOut, Social Media, TNA, and More

July 13, 2020

This week on The PWI Podcast, former TNA interviewer, manager, and theme song vocalist Goldy Locks discusses her experiences with harassment in and out of the wrestling business and offers her controversial opinion about how incidents of abuse should be handled. On the in-ring side of things, PWI Writers Al Castle and Brian Solomon discuss hot topics of the week, including Keith Lee's exciting double championship victory on NXT and what their ideal, socially distant SummerSlam might look like.

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Ep. 149 – Raj Giri Discusses #SpeakingOut, COVID Protocols, and More
Ep. 148 – Steve Farhood on PWI, COVID-19, and Combat Sports
Ep. 147 – Nyla Rose Gets in the Hotseat
Ep. 146 – Stu Saks on His Career, Retirement, & Future Plans
Ep. 145 – Pat Laprade on Andre the Giant
Ep. 144 – Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff
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Pro Wrestling Illustrated

"PWI" redirects here. For other uses, see PWI (disambiguation).

professional wrestling magazine

Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is an American internationally sold professional wrestlingmagazine that was founded in 1979. PWI is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and published by Kappa Publishing Group. The magazine is the longest published English language wrestling magazine still in production. PWI publishes bi-monthly issues and annual special issues such as their "Almanac and Book of Facts". The magazine recognizes various world championships as legitimate, similar to The Ring in boxing.

PWI is often referred to as an "Apter Mag", named after its long-time photographer Bill Apter, a term used for wrestling magazines that keep kayfabe. In recent years, the PWI has moved away from reporting on storylines as actual news and mixed in editorial comments on the behind-the-scenes workings.

Since 1991, PWI has been publishing their annual "Top 500 Wrestlers" listing the top male wrestlers in the world. In 2008, they added an annual "Top 50 Female Wrestlers" list, which was later expanded and renamed to the "Top 100 Female Wrestlers" list in 2018. In 2020, they added an annual "Top 50 Tag Teams" listing the top tag teams in the world.

History[edit]

The first issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated was released in 1979. The magazine soon became known for not breaking kayfabe in its articles as it traditionally treated all "angles", or storylines, as real. However, in more recent years the magazine has taken an editorial approach between kayfabe and "shoot" writing, differentiating between on-screen feuds and controversies behind the scenes. PWI is not limited to covering only prominent professional wrestling promotions, as it also covers multiple independent promotions in the United States. PWI also publishes other special issues, which include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts since 1996, Women of Wrestling and a weekly newsletter entitled PWI Weekly from 1989 to 2000. It was eventually acquired by Golden Boy Enterprises.

Yearly awards[edit]

Main article: List of Pro Wrestling Illustrated awards

PWI has given out annual awards and recognitions since its inception. These awards had previously been given out by another Victory Sports Magazine property, Sports Review Wrestling. PWI has also given out monthly rankings for the big promotions, some select independents, and an overall rankings in singles and tag teams. Additionally, readers are given the ability to vote for the winners of the year-end awards with ballots being included in special year-end issues. A special PWI Awards magazine is issued annually, which reveals winners and the number of votes counted. The following is a list of categories in which PWI has issued awards.

World championship status[edit]

Historical recognition[edit]

Although many wrestling organizations promote their lead title as a World Heavyweight Championship, PWI has only recognized a few top versions as valid World titles at any one time. With regard to the NWA World Heavyweight championship, PWI has generally recognized the lineage retrospectively traced by the NWA from its 1948 formation back to Georg Hackenschmidt in 1905.[1]PWI has also recognized any tag team title corresponding to a recognized World title as a World Tag Team Championship.

Until March 1991, Pro Wrestling Illustrated and its sister publications steadfastly referred to WCW as "the NWA" despite WCW having increasingly phased out the latter name in the preceding months. In Spring 1991, the family of magazines adopted a new policy of referring to the current promotion and its champions as WCW and the promotion's pre-1991 past as the NWA. The magazine also announced it would refer to the overall history of the World title as the "NWA/WCW World Championship" (and likewise with other WCW championships).[2]

Subsequently, after Ric Flair left WCW and was stripped of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in July 1991, PWI and its sister publications nonetheless continued to recognize the WCW title as held by Lex Luger, Sting, Vader and Ron Simmons as the rightful continuation of the historic NWA World Heavyweight Championship. When Masa Chono won an NWA World title tournament in Japan in August 1992, PWI and its sister publications only recognized Chono's title as the "NWA Championship" and rejected it as a World title or as a continuation of the historic NWA World title.[3]

In 1983, Pro Wrestling Illustrated withdrew world title recognition from the WWF, citing how champion Bob Backlund was not facing contenders from outside the WWF territory and furthermore was only facing rulebreakers.[4] This coincided with the WWF's withdrawal from the NWA in summer 1983. PWI reinstated world title recognition in 1985[5] on account of the WWF's massive mainstream media profile.

The AWA was stripped of world title recognition in January 1991 when the promotion was in its final months.[6] By this time, the AWA World Heavyweight Championship was vacant and would remain so until the promotion's closure in August that year.[7] ECW was finally granted world title status in 1999 only for the promotion to close two years later.

Retrospective recognition[edit]

As of August 8, 2021, PWI recognizes the WWE Championship, WWE Universal Championship, AEW World Championship, Impact World Championship, ROH World Championship, MLW World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship from the United States, the AAA Mega Championship and CMLL World Heavyweight Championship from Mexico, as well as the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, World of Stardom Championship and GHC Heavyweight Championship from Japan.[8][9][11][12]PWI also recognizes the independent wrestling titles IWTV Independent Wrestling World Championship and Pan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Championship.[13]

Dates Championships Promotion
July 14, 1948 – January 11, 1991;
May 8, 2006 – May 13, 2007;
January 1, 2021 – present
NWA World Heavyweight ChampionshipNational Wrestling Alliance (NWA)United States
August 16, 1960 – December 12, 1990 AWA World Heavyweight ChampionshipAmerican Wrestling Association (AWA)United States
April 25, 1963 – presentWWE ChampionshipWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)United States
January 11, 1991 – December 9, 2001 WCW World Heavyweight ChampionshipWorld Championship Wrestling (WCW)United States
July 6, 1999 – April 11, 2001 ECW World Heavyweight ChampionshipExtreme Championship Wrestling (ECW)United States
September 2, 2002 – December 15, 2013 World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)United States
May 13, 2007 – June 29, 2015;
January 1, 2021 – present
Impact World ChampionshipImpact Wrestling (Impact)United States
August 21, 2016 – presentWWE Universal ChampionshipWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)United States
April 3, 2020 – presentAEW World ChampionshipAll Elite Wrestling (AEW)United States
April 3, 2020 – March 4, 2021 IWGP Heavyweight ChampionshipNew Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)Japan
January 1, 2021 – presentAAA Mega ChampionshipLucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA)Mexico
January 1, 2021 – presentROH World ChampionshipRing of Honor (ROH)United States
January 1, 2021 – presentCMLL World Heavyweight ChampionshipConsejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)Mexico
January 1, 2021 – presentTriple Crown Heavyweight ChampionshipAll Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW)Japan
January 1, 2021 – presentMLW World Heavyweight ChampionshipMajor League Wrestling (MLW)United States
January 1, 2021 – presentWorld of Stardom Championship (Stardom)World Wonder Ring StardomJapan
February 12, 2021 – presentGHC Heavyweight ChampionshipPro Wrestling Noah (Noah)Japan
March 4, 2021 – presentIWGP World Heavyweight ChampionshipNew Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)Japan
August 8, 2021 – presentIWTV Independent Wrestling World Championship[14]IndependentWrestling.tv (IWTV) United States
August 8, 2021 – presentPan-Afrikan World Diaspora Wrestling Championship[15]PAWDWC Presents F1ght Club Pro Wrestling (F1ght Club) United States

According to the latest PWI almanac, PWI also recognizes select world title reigns from May 4, 1905 – January 28, 1946, prior to the formation of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in July 1948.[citation needed]

Rankings[edit]

PWI 500[edit]

PWI has published the list of the top 500 professional wrestlers each year since 1991 in an annual special edition magazine, the PWI 500. PWI writers choose the position of the wrestler following a designated evaluation period starting from mid-June; anything a wrestler accomplished before or after that period is not considered. They follow a criterion that includes win-loss record, championships won, quality of competition, major feuds, prominence within a wrestler's individual promotion(s), and overall wrestling ability.[16][17] As of 2020[update], Jushin Thunder Liger has appeared in the most editions of the PWI 500, with 29 appearances.[18] In 1993, Miss Texas (Jacqueline Moore) was the first woman to be ranked in the list at No. 249. Since 2008 men and women have their separate lists, but some female wrestlers are still occasionally listed in the PWI 500.

PWI Women's 100[edit]

PWI has published a list of the top female professional wrestlers each year since 2008 in a special edition magazine, the Women's 100 (formerly known as Female 50). As with the list of male professional wrestlers, PWI writers choose the position of the wrestler following a designated evaluation period starting from mid-June; anything a wrestler accomplished before or after that period is not considered. In 2018, after ten years of the list including 50 wrestlers, it was expanded to 100 and renamed from Female 50 to Women's 100 and will expand to 150 in 2021.[50][51]

PWI Tag Team 50[edit]

PWI published a list of the top tag team in 2020. PWI writers choose the position of the wrestler following a designated evaluation period starting from October; a minimum of 10 matches or 4 months as tag team is required.[65][66] The ranking included both male and female tag teams.

References[edit]

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  2. ^Editorial, Wrestling '91, Spring 1991 edition
  3. ^"The NWA World champion became the WCW World champion when the federation changed initials ... The initials may have changed, but Ron Simmons wears the same belt (figuratively, at least) in 1992 that Lou Thesz wore in 1952. Given that, Chono cannot be considered the NWA World champion in the historical sense ... We'll call him NWA champion because that is the title he won. But this article will be the last time we'll call him NWA World champion"
    – "Who Needs The Confusion? Why Reviving The NWA Title Was A Bad Idea." Inside Wrestling December 1992 edition, pages 38–41
  4. ^Item: "Those Samoans Are Tough – Especially The Fourteenth Time!" 1983 Year In Review. Pro Wrestling Illustrated March 1984
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