Pro Wrestling Illustrated
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|First issue||September 1979|
Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is an American produced, internationally sold
PWI is often referred to as an "Apter Mag", named after its long time publisher
Each year since 1991, PWI publishes every year their "Top 500 Wrestlers" in the world list; since 2008, they also publish a "Top 100 Female wrestlers" list.
The first issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated was released in 1979. The magazine soon became known for not breaking
PWI has given out annual awards and recognitions since its inception. These awards had previously been given out by another Victory Sports Magazine property, Sports Review Wrestling. PWI has also given out monthly rankings for the big promotions, some select independents, and an overall rankings in singles and tag teams. Additionally, readers are given the ability vote for the winners of the year-end awards with ballots being included in special year-end issues. A special PWI Awards magazine is issued annually, which reveals winners and the number of votes counted. The following is a list of categories in which PWI has issued awards.