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The PWI Stanley Weston Award recognizes lifetime achievement by a professional wrestling personality. It has been given yearly since 1981, and was originally known as the PWI Editor's Award. Beginning with the March 2003 year-end edition, the award was renamed in memory of PWI founder and longtime publisher Stanley Weston, who died in 2002.

Award winners

† indicates a posthumous award.

Year Winner
1981 Bruno Sammartino
1982 Lou Thesz
1983 The Grand Wizard
1984 David Von Erich
1985 Dan Shocket
1986 Verne Gagne
1987 Paul Boesch
1988 Bruiser Brody (Frank Goodish)
Adrian Adonis (Keith Franke)
1989 Gordon Solie (Francis Labiak)
1990 Buddy Rogers
1991 The Fabulous Moolah
1992 Stanley Weston
1993 André the Giant
1994 Captain Lou Albano
1995 Ricky Steamboat
1996 Danny Hodge
1997 Arn Anderson
1998 Bobo Brazil
1999 Owen Hart
2000 Fred Blassie
2001 Johnny Valentine
2002 Jim Ross
2003 Bret Hart
2004 Pat Patterson
2005 Eddie Guerrero
2006 Harley Race
2007 Nick Bockwinkel
2008 Ric Flair
2009 Vince McMahon
2010 Killer Kowalski
2011 Randy Savage
2012 Bobby Heenan
2013 Dusty Rhodes
2014 Dory Funk Jr.
2015 Roddy Piper
2016 Dick Beyer
2017 Jack Brisco
2018 Antonio Inoki

See also

Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Current PWI Adwards
Wrestler of the Year Tag Team of the YearMatch of the YearFeud of the YearMost Popular Wrestler of the YearMost Hated Wrestler of the YearMost Improved Wrestler of the YearMost Inspirational Wrestler of the YearRookie of the YearStanley Weston AwardComeback of the YearWoman of the Year
Discontinued Awards
Manager of the YearMidget Wrestler of the YearAnnouncer of the Year