Bianca Belair leads the way on the Black Wrecellence 500.
The annual list, which is composed by Righteous Reg of Fightful’s Grapsody podcast, was released on September 12, and the reigning WWE RAW Women’s Champion took the top spot. She defeated Becky Lynch to win the title at WWE WrestleMania 38 and has established herself as a top star on RAW. AEW star Swerve Strickland ranked second, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley placed third, and NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes came in at the fourth spot. AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill ranked seventh.
Trish Adora ranked first overall in 2021, and Belair took the sixth spot.
Sasha Banks ranked #1 in 2020, and Kofi Kingston held the honor in the 2019 edition.
The top ten names on the 2022 version are as follows:
- Bianca Belair
- Swerve Strickland
- Bobby Lashley
- Carmelo Hayes
- Jonathan Gresham
- Ricky Starks
- Jade Cargill
- AC Mack
- Big E
- Frontman JAH-C
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— Righteous Reg (@RighteousReg) September 12, 2022