Talk Is Jericho: Debating The PWI 500

Talk Is Jericho: Debating The PWI 500

The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 has been released (get yours at, and Editor Kevin McElvaney and Senior Writer Al Castle defend the mag’s pick for this year’s #1, Kenny Omega. They reveal the heated debate that went on amongst their own staff when it came down to Kenny Omega vs. Roman Reigns for the top spot and what ultimately tipped the scales in Omega’s favor. They share the process, timeline, and sheer staffing required to put this special issue together and talk about some of the significant changes they made in the issue and list for this year. They discuss the illustrious #500 slot and some of the wrestlers who’ve landed there in the past and run down Jericho’s rankings throughout his career.

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