Because no non WCW, WWE or TNA guy has ever made number 1? And that automatically implies bias?
If they were biased towards WWE and TNA, Tanahashi, Okada and Steen wouldn't even be in the top 10.
Seriously, would PWI bias see them placing Tanahashi at THREE???
Bro, don't be a blind mark. They had to place an actual wrestler in the top 3 because if they didn't, people would call them out on their shit. So that's why they put Tanahashi trying to be somewhat credible and they failed hard...This list is pretty, pretty biased towards the popular wrestling companies because there are many Japanese wrestlers much better than Punk, Cena, Ziggler, Bully, etc. The thing is that not many people watch them so PWI prefers putting known names up in there.
Honestly, PWI sucks at their Puro knowledge too. They just put some Japanese names in the top 10 to make it seem a "credible" list. Atleast they picked the right 2 guys in Tanahashi and Okada this year. Last year, they had picked Hiroyoshi Tenzan
I earlier said Okada should be number 1. On second thought, I think Tanahashi should have been the top spot. Held the IWGP Heavyweight belt for most of the time, had 2 matches rated 5 stars by Meltzer against Minoru Suzuki and Kazuchika Okada, reached the finals of the recent G1 Climax etc.
Daniel Bryan . Kazuchika Okada . Dean Ambrose . Kyle O'Reilly . Kota Ibushi . Sami Zayn . Ricochet . Seth Rollins . Shinsuke Nakamura . Kenny Omega . Kevin Owens
Steve Austin on if he could train Cesaro:- "I'm not saying, you know; I could make the 100% difference, but could I chip in a cunthair? Yeah I could!"