WWE Debate: Is the PWI 500 Ranking Relevant?

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Pro Wrestling Illustrated recently came out with their list of the 500 best wrestlers in the world.  Some look forward to this wrestling tradition—that spans over the course of two decades—each year, while others scoff. 

Is a list of the 500 best wrestlers in the world overkill?  Why not call it an encyclopedia or an almanac?  What exactly is the breakdown of criteria after the 300th wrestler? 

Does the buck stop with the WWE, rendering any “legitimate” list more of a top 100 filled mostly of national stars and household names, with a few independent workers sprinkled in? 

Or is this list a legitimate tool to give informed wrestling fans a good idea of where some of the more obscure, independent wrestlers fall in the always-competitive hierarchy of professional wrestling. 

Join Big Nasty and Justin LaBar as they take two completely different sides in this heated debate.

Follow Big Nasty on Twitter @ThisIsNasty. 

Follow Justin LaBar on Twitter @JustinLaBar. 

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