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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Miz: No. 1 In The "PWI 500"!

The man who held the WWE title for 160 days--and then suffered one of the worst slumps of any headliner in company history--has been named number one in the 21st annual "PWI 500."

The official announcement has not yet been made that The Miz was PWI's selection, but today's update of the PWI home page prominently displays the cover with the news. So I figured, Hell, we may as well get the scoop.


I invite you to visit www.pwi-online.com to check out the cover and read the story that includes Miz' somewhat surprising reaction.

One note: Before anyone jumps down our throats for making Miz number one when he's clearly had a hard time of it since scoring a tainted victory over John Cena at WrestleMania 27, please keep in mind that the evaluation period for the "500" is from June 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011.

Stu Saks
Publisher

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you going to be releasing the names 100 at a time like last year?

Pro Wrestling Illustrated said...

I believe so.

Stu Saks

Ty said...

When does the issue hit newstands?

Pro Wrestling Illustrated said...

August 16.

Nick Stuart said...

What a bunch of crock, that just wants 2 make me throw up. I loved reading ur magazines every time I purchase one, but this has to b the dumbest idea I have ever heard of. Making him #1 of the Top 500 Superstars, What r u high? All of his matches (including the Main Event of WrestleMania 27) is the worst matches I have seen. Thats like saying Bob Ucker is the best homerun hitter of the year, or even Big Dick Johnson being the #1 of Top 50 Greatest Superstars of All-Time. What the hell?

Mad Conservative said...

The top ten is already floating out there...

Anonymous said...

Seriously The Fiz? "Really?". Why not put a REAL wrestler like Punk? WWE made it clear, they're not a wrestling company with wrestlers so making him #1 is outrageous.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated said...

Please see my blog of this morning. The top 10 list you saw is phony.

Stu Saks

Anonymous said...

i may stop subscribing to PWI for making Miz number 1 i am so sick of him..he is so OVERRATED! do you know how many others could do what he has done and more?! it just politics..WWE choses who they want to push other guys dont get that chance..so sick of him i stop watching raw when he is on..if this keeps up i may stop paying for this magazine..done tired of him..

RockNRoll said...

Makes perfect sense to me. Can't wait for the magazine to become available so I can read the article!

Mad Conservative said...

Yeah someone was busy sabotaging the PWI 500 Wikipedia page...just check out the crazy top tens in the edit history!

Anonymous said...

YES!! YES! THE MIZ! I've been his fan since his debut. I marked so much when he won the wwe title, and when he defeated cena in WM27 main event! He is the best in the world. This was the best news EVER! THANK YOU PWI!

Adam Davis said...

I'm sure some did a double take when Malenko got the top spot in, was it '97 maybe, because he wasn't HBK or Sting or someone like that. And no I did not compare Malenko to the Miz, don't Molotov my house.

Anonymous said...

So when will the list start coming out?

Dabiggchill said...

I'm not going to jump on anyone here. I have to ask though... what goes into your considerations for rankings? I once saw Luger high up there... if that guy can be in the top 10... then anyone can. I like Miz... he's improved greatly. His suits are unique when he was wearing them.. he had his own flare to them.. so he wasn't a complete Jericho rip off. His finishing move makes sense. However, he's going into more Cena lazy mode anymore.. his matches are all looking the same.. we just don't know if he's winning or losing.. unlike Cena. Cena needs a long injury... he's over saturated & since he refuses to take time off... that's the only way to allow others to get a real push. Though.. having Miz hold the title for so long.. even through Mania was unexpected. I see Cena being a damn 14x champ by Rumble '12. WWE will NOT allow the title to switch unless it goes through Cena.

Marko50 said...

"WWE choses who they want to push other guys dont get that chance"

LOL! You just described every wrestling promotion in world!