WWE Star Tops PWI 500, No Will Ospreay In Top 10

Will Ospreay

Will Ospreay is nowhere to be seen in the top ten of the 2023 edition of the PWI 500.

Each year, fans await Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s ranking of the top 500 wrestlers in the world based on win/loss record, championships won, quality of competition, major feuds, prominence within the wrestler’s promotion(s), and overall wrestling ability. The list always spurs discussion among fans, and like in years past, the 2023 list comes with some controversy.

Atop the list is WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, followed by Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and newly-crowned AEW International Champion Jon Moxley. After the former members of The Shield is record-breaking WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther, with El Hijo del Vikingo at #5 and AEW World Champion MJF at #6.

Absent from the top ten is Will Ospreay, who’s had more 5+ star matches than anyone in history according to Dave Meltzer. The top ten list can be seen below as revealed on Busted Open, with Cody Rhodes rounding out the list at #10.

1. Seth Rollins – WWE
2. Roman Reigns – WWE
3. Jon Moxley – AEW
4. Gunther – WWE
5. El Hijo Del Vikingo – AAA
6. MJF – AEW
7. Kazuchika Okada – NJPW
8. Orange Cassidy – AEW
9. Josh Alexander – IMPACT Wrestling
10. Cody Rhodes – WWE

Will Ospreay Defeated Chris Jericho At AEW All In

Despite being out of the top ten in the PWI 500, Will Ospreay has found great success in recent months. Competing in his native England, the star defeated longtime veteran Chris Jericho in front of what was hailed as a record-breaking crowd inside Wembley Stadium. Ospreay called the experience life-changing and got a tattoo to commemorate the occasion, though he was dismayed to find out the actual attendance may not have been record-breaking after all and posted a video about regretting the tattoo.