Rankings for research
This has been posted here before but if you havent seen it check it out.
Page 1 has 2001-2005
page 8 or so continues the rankings.
This will be useful if you want your mind blown about how guys were actually regarded back in the day and how their oponents were regarded.
Anderson was #1 WW in the world before Hughes took the crown back in 2001 and became #1 MW in the world before Rich was champ in 2004 for instance.