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Syuri Tops 2022 PWI Women’s 150 List

Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) has released its annual top 150 women in professional wrestling for 2022. This is the second year in a row that the women’s list has been expanded to 150. It was a list of 100 prior and originally a list of only 50 when it started in 2008.

For the first time ever, a Joshi performer from a Joshi promotion, STARDOM, has topped the list. Syuri comes in at number one this year as she is the current reigning World of Stardom Champion which she has held for now 300 days and counting.

The runner-up this year was last year’s number one and that is the current Raw Women’s Champion from WWE, Bianca Belair.

The full top 10 are as follows, numbers in parentheses are last year’s ranking.

  1. Syuri (7) – STARDOM
  2. Bianca Belair (1) – WWE
  3. Thunder Rosa (5) – AEW
  4. Becky Lynch (34) – WWE
  5. Jade Cargill (50) – AEW
  6. Jordynne Grace (22) – IMPACT
  7. Saya Kamitani (39) – STARDOM
  8. Charlotte Flair (15) – WWE
  9. Starlight Kid (76) – STARDOM
  10. Taya Valkyrie (126) – IMPACT

The ranking criteria consist of:

  • In-ring Achievement
  • Influence
  • Technical Ability
  • Activity (min. 10 matches or 6 months)
  • Breadth/Quality of Competiton

The evaluation period is from October 1, 2021, to September 15, 2022

Rounding out the Top 50 are –

11. Tasha Steelz

12. Miyu Yamashita

13. Britt Baker

14. Masha Slamovich

15. Mickie James

16. AZM

17. Liv Morgan

18. Ronda Rousey

19. Deonna Purrazzo

20. Utami Hayashishita

21. Mandy Rose

22. Meiko Satomura

23. Kamille

24. Alex Windsor

25. Toni Storm

26. Sasha Banks

27. Mayu Iwatani

28. Mercedes Martinez

29. Shoko Nakajima

30. Tam Nakano

31. Gisele Shaw

32. Princess Sugehit

33. Hyan

34. Arisa Nakajima

35. Emersyn Jayne

36. Roxanne Perez

37. Maki Itoh

38. Dark Silueta

39. Momo Watanabe

40. Willow Nightingale

41. Suzu Suzuki

42. Rhea Ripley

43. Yuka Sakazaki

44. Tsukasa Fujimoto

45. Jetta

46. LuFisto

47. Naomi

48. Gigi Dolin

49. Jacy Jayne

50. Viva Van

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