Roman Reigns Tops 2022 PWI 500

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Roman Reigns is the Head of PWI.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated revealed Roman Reigns has topped its annual PWI 500 list in 2022. Roman finished second in 2021. This marks Roman’s second time at number one, having previously topping the list in 2016.

Roman has been in the top seven every year since 2014 with the exception of 2020 when he finished 14th.

The evaluation period for this year’s PWI 500 is July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. The criteria for ranking includes win-loss record, technical ability, influence on the sport, success against the highest grade of competition, success against the most diverse competition, and activity.

During the evaluation period, Roman remained the WWE Universal Champion and added the WWE Championship to his collection by defeating Brock Lesnat at WrestleMania 38. Roman scored wins over Lesnar, John Cena, Goldberg, Matt Riddle, Edge, Finn Balor, and more.

2022 PWI 500 Top 10

  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Kazuchika Okada
  3. CM Punk
  4. Hangman Page
  5. Bobby Lashley
  6. Cody Rhodes
  7. Bryan Danielson
  8. Vikingo
  9. Big E
  10. Jonathan Gresham
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