In November 1959, the ratings were released by the National Wrestling Association.

Heavyweight Class

Pat O'Connor (world heavyweight champion)
Edouard Carpentier
Bob Ellis
Verne Gagne
Dick Hutton
Gene Kiniski
Wladek Kowalski
Antonino Rocca
Wilbur Snyder
Lou Thesz
Billy Watson
Ruffy Silverstein

Junior Heavyweight Class

Angelo Savoldi (world junior champion)
Ralph Berry
Mike Clancy
Luigi Columbo
Mike DiBiase
Dory Funk
Al Galento
Al Kashey
Danny McShain
Dick Steinborn
Billy Wicks

Light Heavyweight Class

Dorrel Dixon (champion)
Jorge Allende
Torbellino Blanco
Ruben Juarez
Ham Lee
Rey Mendoza
Halcon Negro
Manual Robles
Sugi Sito
Appolo Sureno
Murcielago Velazquez

Middleweight Class

Championship is vacant because it has not been defended in one year
Challengers:  Bobby Bonales, Alejandro Cruz, El Enfermero, Cavernario Galindo,
Humbero Garza, Carnicero Grimaldo, Rene Guajardo, Memo Rubio, El Santo, Huroki Sito

Welterweight Class

Karloff Lagarde (champion)
Challengers:  El Califa, Blue Demon, Juan Diaz, Ruby Garcia, Jalisco Gonzales, Red Man,
Joe Martin, Mishima Ota, Alex Romano, El Rebelde


In the September 29, 1961 NWA newsletter, the ratings were released:

Heavyweight Class

Buddy Rogers (world heavyweight champion)
Pat O'Connor
Kinji Shibuya
Antonino Rocca
John Paul Henning
Bob Ellis
Billy Watson
Gene Kiniski
Killer Kowalski
Johnny Valentine

Honorable mention:  Edouard Carpentier, Verne Gagne, Lou Thesz, Wilbur Snyder, Rip
Hawk, Fritz Von Erich, Pepper Gomez, Lorenzo Parente

Junior Heavyweight Class

Danny Hodge (world junior champion)

Challengers (listed alphabetically)
Larry Chene, Mike Clancy, Jack Curtis, Mike DiBiase, Pepper Gomez, Red McKim, Sonny
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In the August-September 1962 newsletter for the National Wrestling Association of
America, the updated rankings were released:

Heavyweight Class

Buddy Rogers (world heavyweight champion)
Pat O'Connor (U.S. heavyweight champion)
Johnny Valentine
Gene Kiniski
Edouard Carpentier
Antonino Rocca
Killer Kowalski
Rip Collins
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Honorable Mention to:  Verne Gagne, Bill Miller, Karl Gotch, Dick the Bruiser, Reggie
Lisowski, Wilbur Snyder, Buddy Austin, Bobo Brazil, Sailor Art Thomas, Lorenzo Parente

Junior Heavyweight Class

Danny Hodge (world junior heavyweight champion)
Mike Clancy
Joe McCarthy
Hiro Matsuda
Dory Funk
Mike DiBiase
Billy Varga
Sonny Myers
Jerry Kozak
Dick Beattle

In October 1962, the NWA released wrestler rankings:

Light Heavyweight championship:

Gory Guerrero (world champion)
Ruben Juarez (national champion)
Ray Mendoza
Rayode Jalisco
El Espauto I
Sugi Sito
Relampago Cubano
Raul Reyes
Al Velasco
Dick Medrano
Jorge Allende
Tomas Riande

Middleweight championship:

Antonio Posa (world champion)
El Santo (national champion)
Rene Guajardo
Rolando Vera
Black Shadow
Pantera Blanca
Ham Lee
El Gladiador
Cavernario Galindi
Humberto Garza
Manuel Robles
El Enfermero

Welterweight championship:

Karloff Largardo (world and national champion)
Blue Demon
Milo Millan
El Rebelde
Rizado Ruiz
Tony Fusari
Mao Chang
Espectro III
Willy Villanueva
Jorge Rubio
Apolo Curiel
National Wrestling Association Rankings