Pro Wrestling Illustrated has released their annual PWI 500 special issue. John Cena takes the top spot, making him the first person to be ranked #1 in three different years (2006 & 2007). Bret Hart (1993 & 1994), Steve Austin (1998 & 1999) and Triple H (2000 & 2009) have all topped the list twice.
As always, criteria for the list is a mix of win/loss record, championships won, quality of competition, major feuds, prominence within their individual promotion(s), and overall wrestling ability. The voting period is from June 1st, 2012 to May 31st, 2013.