WWE superstar Roman Reigns loses to Seth Rollins for the top place in the annual PWI Top 500

At Payback in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seth Rollins defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and emerged victorious by defending his heavyweight championship. Nakamura attacked Rollins after the match, leading to the latter’s back injury. Despite this disappointing news, on a positive note, Rollins ranked on the yearly top 500 list of wrestlers compiled by Pro Wrestling Illustrated(PWI) which was made official on Thursday.

This list ranks the best professional wrestlers in the world. For the third time, Seth Rollins has been ranked first, while Roman Reigns, the current WWE Universal Champion, and Jon Moxley, the current AEW International Champion, are positioned next.

Seth Rollins beats Roman Reigns for 1st spot in annual PWI Top 500

While making the PWI ranking list, several factors are taken into account, including winning percentage, championships, level of competition, feuds, wrestling prowess, and promotion importance. Wrestlers from WWE, AEW, AAA, NJPW, and IMPACT Wrestling are all represented in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Top 500. Seth Rollins, has been ranked number one for the third time in his career, matching John Cena’s record. 

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Roman Reigns
  3. Jon Moxley
  5. El Hijo del Vikingo
  6. MJF
  7. Kazuchika Okada
  8. Orange Cassidy
  9. Josh Alexander
  10. Cody Rhode.

During the time frame taken into consideration, Rollins captured the United States Championship and maintained his hold on the WWE World Heavyweight Title by defeating Nakamura in the last match. Other notable opponents he has defeated include Finn Balor, Logan Paul, Damien Priest, AJ Styles, Bron Breaker, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Matt Riddle.

Seth Rollins posts photos of The Shield after securing 1st PWI Top 500

Rollins has had a fantastic year and deserves his first-place ranking as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, placed second, while AEW International Champion Jon Moxley ranked third.

After Moxley departed WWE for AEW, The Shield members Rollins, Moxley, and Reigns all went in separate directions. Prior to Moxley’s departure, the duo competed in their last WWE encounter together. Each of them has since experienced successful careers in their respective promotions.

The three members of The Shield finishing in the top spots was a historic achievement. To mark the occasion, Rollins tweeted a photo of their signature fist bump. He shares a cover on his Twitter handle with his former Shield teammates Roman Reigns and Jon Moxley, who ranked #2 and #3, respectively. Fans are sharing the moment a lot because there was a time when these three were meant to be the future of wrestling, and they have all now achieved top positions in the industry.

Some have speculated that their high rankings might strengthen their ability to form a united front. However, the “Shield” era has concluded, but “The Bloodline” storyline continues. That rules out any possibility of them working together again for now. Do you want to place a bid on their reuniting? Share your thoughts with us.


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