Welcome to ‘The Aussie Top 50 2022’ (Male).
Wrestlers who competed in established tag teams throughout 2022 will not have their matches count towards a ranking.
Keep in mind this is a list of wrestlers who in our opinion (PW Downunder) stood out in 2022. All comments and disagreements are welcome as long as they stay respectful.
We hope to make ‘The Aussie Top 50’ an annual list here at pwdownunder.com.
50. JJ Storm (TAS – TCW)
49. Kid Valiant (VIC – DMDU, FWA, VPW)
48. Tommihana Kaiser (WA – NHPW)
47. Dick Riggs (QLD – QWA)
46. Dean Draven (NSW – WSD)
45. Rip Rielly (QLD – IPW, PWL, WBPW)
44. Gore (VIC – DMDU, BCW)
43. Jack Dullahan (NSW – ASW)
42. Eddie Christopher (WA – NHPW)
41. Mikey Nicholls (WA – STW, EPW)
40. AJ Istria (SA – WR)
39. Banjo Powers (SA/NSW – RCW, WSD, PWSA)
38. Grimm (SA – RCW)
37. Bruno Nitro (WA – EPW, SHWA)
36. Zeke Andino (QLD – UPW, PWL)
35. Jett Armstrong (SA – RCW)
34. Tim Hayden (QLD – PWL, WR)
33. Caveman Ugg (NSW/VIC – PWA, MCW)
32. Moko Kai (QLD – UPW)
31. Unsocial Jordan (NSW – PWA, NPW)
30. Headhunter Rig (NSW – NPW, IWA, SLAM)
29. Jimmy Townsend (NSW – PWA, IWA, NPW, WSW)
28. Mikey Broderick (ACT – SLAM, EPW)
27. Redshaw (SA – RCW, PWSA, ACW)
26. Corndog (SA – WR)
25. Zak Sabbath (SA – RCW, ACW)
24. Lyrebird Luchi (NSW – PWA, IWA, NPW)
23. Taylor King (WA – EPW, SHWA, STW)
22. Chris Target (WA – EPW, SHWA, STW)
21. Jackson Kelly (NSW – IWA, NPW)
20. Bobby Bishop (QLD – WBPW, PWL, QWA, APW). A stand-out on the Queensland wrestling scene in 2022, current Wide Bay Pro Wrestling Champion since June, appeared on the PWA LFG tour.
19. Jarrad Slate (WA – EPW, NHPW, SHWA). Held titles in every Western Australian promotion in 2022. Current NHPW Art Of Fighting Champion defeating Grimm back in June.
18. Dazza (NSW – NPW, IWA, SLAM). Current Newcastle Pro Wrestling Middleweight Champion since March 2022.
17. Carter Deams (NSW – NPW, PWA). Held the Newcastle Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title until early December 2022, appeared at NJPW Tamashii.
16. Tommy Hellfire (VIC – PCW). PCW National Champion.
15. Rat Daddy (SA – WR, ROW). Wrestle Rampage mainstay throughout 2022, Inaugural Renegades of Wrestling Champion.
14. Cass Stone. (VIC – PCW). Two-time PCW Ignition Champion in 2022, PCW Slam Champion from May-November 2022.
13. Jack Bonza (NSW – PWA, NPW, MCW). Among NSW’s best wrestlers, let the wrestling do the talking. WSW & NJPW appearances.
12. Cadie Tre (SA – RCW). A Riot City stand-out, almost half of 2022 as Emerald Crown Champion, defeated Matt Hayter for the RCW title to finish the year.
11. Emman The Kid (VIC – MCW, BCW, ROW, DMDU, WSW). Competed for 6 companies across Victoria in 2022, MCW Ascension Tournament Winner, finished the year as MCW Intercommonwealth Champion.
10. Mitch Ryder (QLD – PWL, VPW, WBPW, QWA) – Arguably the face of Queensland wrestling in 2022. PWL Champion, Venom Champion and Wide Bay Interstate Champion for the majority of 2022.
9. Adam Brooks (VIC – MCW). Wrestled in title matches, contenders matches and tournaments across WA, SA, VIC, NSW & QLD. Competed for the AAA Mega championship in Australia.
8. Robbie Eagles (NSW – PWA, MCW, NPW) 2022 King of the Colosseum. Consistent PWI rankings throughout 2022.
7. Tommy Knight (SA – WR, MCW). Australian National Champion for most of 2022.
6. Ricky South (NSW – PWA, MCW). Holding the PWA Heavyweight title and a solid back end of 2022 after returning from injury, South manages to be one of NSW’s best. AWS Champion.
5. Slex (VIC – MCW, SLAM, WSW, BCW). In demand by promoters across the country having wrestled in 7 title matches throughout 4 states and the ACT. BCW Champion for a good half of the year.
4. Mitch Waterman (VIC – MCW, GPW, BCW). Melbourne City Wrestling Champion since early March 2022, defended the title throughout the year. Holds the GPW title. Arguably Victoria’s best in 2022.
3. Mick Moretti (NSW/VIC – PWA, MCW, BCW, NPW, WSW). Current BCW Champion, Eight month reign as MCW Intercommonwealth Champion, PWA Soul Champion in 2022.
2. Julian Ward (WA – EPW). EPW Heavyweight Champion for all of 2022, including interstate title defences.
- Matt Hayter – (SA – RCW, DMDU, ROW) Riot City Wrestling Champion from March through to December 2022, including interstate title defences. Ranked No.1 in PWI’s monthly Australian rankings multiple times. Competed in 5 states across Australia throughout 2022.