Pro Wrestling Illustrated has announced Bayley as this year’s No. 1 women’s wrestler.
— PWI (@OfficialPWI) October 15, 2020
The cover reveals the top five is rounded out with Becky Lynch, Asuka, Charlotte Falir and Sasha Banks in that order. The next five are Hikaru Shida, Tessa Blanchard, Riho, Io Shirai and Mayu Iwatani.
Lynch was the No. 1 ranked women’s wrestler last year. Lynch’s absence from Raw has allowed for Asuka to thrive to solidify her spot as one of the top professional wrestlers in the world.
Bayley is closing in on 500 days as SmackDown Women’s Champion and will defend the title against Sasah Banks at Hell in a Cell on October 25, 2020. She reacted to the news on Twitter:
Now if only I got the cover all to myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Bayley-bration, 500 days of Bayley, the year of the Bayley, it just keeps getting better 😏 https://t.co/Dpjvryrm0O
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) October 15, 2020
AEW World Champion Jon Moxley is the top male wrestler.
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