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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 17th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:42 am

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 17th, 2014

1. Chris Hero-The EVOLVE Champion gets his first #1 ranking in the Indy Power Rankings on the strength of his 4 victories in the wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament on 3/14, 3/15, and 3/16. With wins over Freddy Stahl, Karsten Beck, Adam Cole (last week’s #3), and Axel Tischer, the voters were split on if Hero had the overall body of work in 2014 (wins and losses) to get the #1, but in the end, “The Knockout Artist” won out. #3 in the online poll.

2. Caleb Konley-“Caleb got robbed!” Several of the voters voiced this outcry but to no avail. After weeks in the Indy Power Rankings, the PWX and WrestleForce Champion falls just short of getting the #1 this week, despite 3 wins at PWX over the weekend. With wins vs. the CZW Wired TV Champion Shane Strickland, Chip Day, and Jake Manning, the incumbent #2 would have easily been the #1 on most weeks, but Hero’s impressive performance in 16 Carat Gold got the nod. Caleb has been consistently ranked for more than a month. When will his time come again at #1? #9 in the online poll.

3. Drew Gulak-The CZW World Champion shoots up the rankings this week after 2 more successful title defenses. He took his title down to Florida and defended it twice at FIP vs. Timothy Thatcher and Roderick Strong. Both times he came out on top. He continues his march towards #1 again…for a better CZW.

4. Ricochet-The Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion added gold to his collection this week, but unfortunately for him, lost it the next day. He went 2-2 this week in tag team action with Rich Swann to make his overseas total 18-2 on this tour of Japan and Europe. He and Swann won the RPW Tag Team Titles and defeated The Young Bucks before losing them to The Kartel on 3/16. It was an amazing run at #1 for Ricochet, but he has not fallen out of the Top 10 just yet. Indeed, hail to the king. #10 in the online poll.

5. Aaron Williams-Surprisingly, despite 2 wins this week, The Rockstar Pro Champion falls back a spot this week. Blame heavy competition or blame disrespect, but Williams will definitely take offense to this slight. With victories vs. Davey Vega and Ricky Starks at IWA East Coast (teaming with Ron Mathis) and a win vs. Shane Mercer at Rockstar Pro, it seemed like he would be in a position to move up this week. Regardless, he sticks around this week and does not appear to be leaving the Top 10 any time soon. Can he bounce back and climb to #1 for the first time?

6. Da Fireman-2 wins this week and another title helps Da Fireman move up FOUR spots this week. While he may be unfamiliar to a lot of independent wrestling fans, he’s starting to blaze a trail all across the Southeast portion of the country. He has won 8 straight and is now a double champion (Flatline Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion and RCW Heavyweight Champion). #2 in the online poll.

7. Tim Donst-One online voter described Donst’s one night at AIW as being on par or better than most people’s entire weekend. Hard to argue with that after Tim Donst defeated Eddie Kingston and then proceeded to win the AIW Gauntlet for the Gold 9. With a little more activity, it’s very possible he could reach #1 at some point in the next few weeks/months. #7 in the online poll.

8. Melvin Maximus-Much like Aaron Williams, despite 2 wins this week, the OVW TV Champion (who does nothing but win) fell 3 spots. After defeating Robbie Walker and The Bodyguy over the weekend, he has now run his win streak to at least 9. He has been as dominant as any OVW TV Champion in recent memory.

9. AJ Styles-Hard to believe a name like AJ would be ranked this low after defeating Kevin Steen and AR Fox over the weekend, but that’s the harsh reality of the Indy Power Rankings sometimes. He has now won 3 straight and looks to build on that success when he takes on the current #1 at ROH in Dayton on Saturday 3/22.

10. Uhaa Nation-“The One Man Nation” transformed into “Beast Mode” over the weekend as he won 3 matches at Dragon Gate. Despite some recent struggles, the big man finds his way back into the Top 10 after re-establishing himself as a dominant force in Japan.

1st Honorable Mention. Dylan Drake-Defeated former #4 in the Indy Power Rankings Chris Masters at APW on 3/15. #1 in the online poll and People’s Champ for this week.

2nd Honorable Mention. Lince Dorado-Went 2-0, winning the FIP Florida Heritage Title. #8 in the online poll.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
TJ Cannon
Marty Scurll
Tommy End
Sam Shields-#6 in the online poll
Adam Page
Arik Royal
Lance Lude
Zane Dawson-#4 in the online poll
James Anthony-#5 in the online poll
Ethan Page
Ty Colton
Jon Webb
Nick Ando
Adam Thornstowe


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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 3/17?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 am

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Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Ranked #1 last week and #1 in the online poll; NWA Southern Tag Team Champions once again retained their titles on 3/14 vs. Mayhem. They have not lost a match since 2/22.

The Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers & T-Money)-Unranked last week; AIW Tag Team Champions defeated The Batiri to retain their titles on 3/14. 4-0 as a team. They have held the AIW Tag Team Titles since 11/29/13.

The Juicy Product (David Starr & JT Dunn)-Unranked last week; They defeated Aaron Solo & Jason Cade at FIP on 3/14 and The Submission Squad at FIP on 3/15 to go 2-0 on the weekend.

BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-Unranked last week; IWGP Tag Team Champions defeated Great Bash Heel, Hirooki Goto, Manabu Nakinishi & Ryusuke Taguchi in a 10 man tag on 3/12, then defeated Captain New Japan, Hirooki Goto, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Togi Makabe in a 10 man tag on 3/13. They defeated Hirooki Goto, Jushin Thunder Liger, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Togi Makabe in a 10 man tag on 3/16. They have won 4 of their last 5 matches.

Black Hand Warriors (Michael Magnuson & David Delorean)-Unranked last week; WLW and Dynamo Pro Tag Team Champions defeated John E. Rock and Jamell Harris at WLW on 3/14.

The Kartel (Sha Samuels & Terry Frazier)-Unranked last week; NEW RPW British Tag Team Champions after defeating The Inner City Machine Guns for the titles on 3/16.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #5 last week; PGP and SNPW Tag Team Champions retained their SNPW Tag Team Titles on 3/15 vs. Jake Dirden and Brandon Espinosa.

The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)-Ranked #2 last week; ROH, PWG, and HOG Tag Team Champions defeated Project Ego at RPW on 3/15, but lost to The Inner City Machine Guns at RPW on 3/16 in a RPW British Tag Team Title Match. 1-1 on the weekend.

Sexy & Smooth (AJ Smooth & Ryan Slade)-Unranked last week; 3XW Tag Team Champions defeated The Rage Brigade (Devin Thomas & Stephen King) 3/16. 2-0 the last 2 weeks.

Kevin Graham & Punisher VanSlyke-Unranked last week; 2CW Tag Team Champions went 2-0 over the weekend defeating Team CK and 3.0 on 3/14 and 3/15.

Los Ben Dejos (Jay Cruz & Jay Rios)-Unranked last week but received votes; PWX Tag Team Champions went 2-1 over the weekend defeating Anthony Henry & Billy Brash and Andrew Everett & Trevor Lee, but losing to Adam Page in a Triple Threat match.

Inner City Machine Guns (Rich Swann & Ricochet)-Unranked last week; Lost to Hot and Spicy in a wXw Tag Team Title Match on 3/14. Defeated The Swords of Essex for the RPW British Tag Team Titles on 3/15 and retained vs. The Young Bucks on 3/16. Lost the RPW British Tag Team Titles to The Kartel on 3/16. 2-2 on the weekend.
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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 17th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:42 am

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 17th, 2014

1. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-A boy and his dog do it on back to back weeks! Their win vs. Mayhem was big, but they arguably didn’t have the biggest weekend of any of the candidates. The voters went with the incumbent this week as no one did enough to knock them from their perch this week. No one can argue with how successful they have been, not having lost a match since February 22nd, 2014. The NWA Southern Tag Team Champions don’t look like they’re slowing down any time soon. #3 in the online poll.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-These bearded bullies took their fat flippy style and defended their SNPW Tag Team Titles once again on 3/15 and once again came out on top. This time they defeated Jake Dirden and Brandon Espinosa. They have picked up a ton of momentum recently and with shows in 3 different states coming up this weekend, a clean sweep could easily land them in the #1 spot next week. #2 in the online poll.

3. Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-GREAT weekend for this Northeastern tag team in Florida of all places. A 2-0 weekend with wins vs. The Submission Squad and Aaron Solo & Jason Cade may have been the most impressive weekend of any of the candidates this week, but the lack of tag team gold and loss last week at CZW may have weighed on voter’s minds. They are absolutely rising stars, whether it’s in singles or tag team competition. #5 in the online poll.

4. The Kartel (Sha Samuels & Terry Frazier)-Wanna talk about coming out of nowhere? Talk about The Kartel. They reunited over the weekend and knocked off the Inner City Machine Guns for the RPW British Tag Team Titles on 3/16. Not only that, they got a TON of support this week in the online poll as they dominated from start to finish (though the Hooligans closed in several times) to become this week’s People’s Champions as they were #1 in the online poll.

5. Los Ben Dejos (Jay Rios & Jay Cruz)-The PWX Tag Team Champions could have had the #1 in the bag, but the loss vs. Adam Page in a Triple Threat match hurt this week. That being said, they still picked up two big tag team title defenses vs. Anthony Henry & Billy Brash and Andrew Everett & Trevor Lee. They’re really starting to make a name for themselves as they look to climb back to the #1 spot once again.

Honorable Mention. BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-IWGP Tag Team Champions went 3-0 with 3 victories in 10 man tag team matches. #4 in the online poll.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Kevin Graham & Punisher VanSlyke
Sexy & Smooth
Black Hand Warriors
Inner City Machine Guns
Young Bucks
Jollyville Fuck-Its
Dicks and Flips
Rage and The Machine



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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 24th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:45 am

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 24th, 2014

1. Ricochet-4 out of 5 weeks at #1! Unprecedented success for “The Future of Flight” as he is now #1 for the 4th time in 5 weeks. His record on his current overseas tour is an ASTOUNDING 20-2. 20 wins. 2 losses. Unbelievable. Over the weekend he knocked off Kris Travis and Josh Bodom in the UK to continue his dominance. Once again, indeed, hail to the king. #8 in the online poll with 28 votes.

2. Michael Elgin-After being unranked last week the “Unbreakable” one ran off a string of wins like only he can. Last year’s #1 in the IPR 100 went on a run where he tagged with Ethan Page to retain the AAW Tag Team Titles vs. OI4K, then defeated Cedric Alexander in singles at ROH, before polishing off the weekend with a victory over Jimmy Jacobs at Beyond Wrestling. It has been far too long since he sat at #1 and with PWG weekend on the horizon, the AIW Absolute Champion looks to grab the #1 spot once again. #9 in the online poll with 14 votes.

3. AJ Styles-His last 2 weeks have been simply…phenomenal. With wins over AR Fox and Kevin Steen last week and now Chip Day and last week’s #1 Chris Hero this week, it’s hard to imagine him not being in the Top 5 for this week. Since returning to the indies, he has been pretty dominant, losing only a handful of matches. Can AJ culminate his recent success with a #1 ranking in the near future? #10 in the online poll with 12 votes.

4. Melvin Maximus-The OVW TV Champion has been consistently unbeatable. 21 straight wins at this point! That’s right. 21 straight. Unbelievable win streak for Maximus as he continues his climb and quest to grab his first ever #1 ranking. It would put him up there with Rockstar Spud and Randy Royal as the only OVW TV Champions to get the elusive #1. He’s been “Marvelous” during this run.

5. Uhaa Nation-The One Man Nation shoots up to the Top 5 again this week after destroying the competition at Dragon Gate over the weekend. He had 3 (maybe 4) wins over the weekend as he ran right through Yosuke Santa Maria, YAMATO/BxB Hulk.Kzy, and Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa (twice according to some reports). He has now won either 7 or 8 straight matches and looks to get his first #1 ranking in the near future as well.

6. Dylan Drake-“The Golden Boy” makes his first appearance in the Indy Power Rankings Top 10! Oh sure it almost happened last week as he was “The People’s Champ” with 82 votes to win the online poll, but the official voters didn’t show him enough love to get him in. THIS week, it happened. After defeating Brian Cage at RWF, Dylan Drake proved himself to the voters and jumps in with both feet with a solid spot in the Top 10. #3 in the online poll with 64 votes.

7. JT Dunn-“The Juice” had won 3 straight until he ran into a man he patterned his style after in Chris Hero. At Beyond Wrestling “Critical Acclaim” they engaged in a stiff war that ended with both men knocked out. Had JT won that, he’d probably be much higher in the rankings. As it stands, he sits at 3-0-1 in his last 4 matches. “That New Knockout Kid” is still looking for his first ever #1 ranking. #7 in the online poll with 35 votes.

8. Ron Mathis-Relentless? No doubt about it. This week he won two more matches on his way to his first ranking in several weeks. He’s won 4 straight and shows no sign of stopping. This Rockstar Pro regular can go hardcore, ultraviolent, or straight up wrestling style. Now that he’s back in the Top 10, he looks to get into the Top 5 for the very first time.

9. RD Evans-While “The New Streak” may not be legit, he HAS won 2 straight and 7 of 8 overall. At ROH in Dayton on 3/22, he defeated Kyle O’Reilly/Silas Young/Romantic Touch in a 4 Corner Survival. He then tagged with Kevin Steen to defeat reDRagon. With wins like those, it’s hard not to include him in the Top 10 this week.

10. Chase Owens-Fantastic weekend for the NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion where he retained his title twice in Michigan and Ohio. On 3/22 he defeated Jack Thriller and Trey Gabriel in a 3 Way and then followed that up with a win vs. N8 Mattson on 3/23. He absolutely DOMINATED the online poll for the last few hours of the day. He is the “People’s Champ” this week with 113 votes in the online poll making him the fans’ choice as #1.

1st Honorable Mention. Ryan Howe-What more can be asked of Ryan Howe at this point? While he never gets a huge following in the online poll, he does have some die-hard fans in OVW. He has won over 17 matches since his last loss on 12/11/13.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Victor Andrews
AR Fox
Bonesaw
Chris Kadillak
Jack Jester
Jeckles the Jester
Kimber Lee
Lince Dorado
Hanson
Devin Thomas
Shelton Benjamin
Russ Jones
Chad Stallings
Manimal
Scrapyard Dog
Shynron
Hudson Envy
Mike Graca



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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 24th, 2014: Promotion W

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:44 am

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 24th, 2014: Promotion Wars

1. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-The fat, flippy, bearded bullies did what they do best over the weekend. Compete and win. With 3 shows in 3 states and 5 matches overall, their drive to succeed paid off this week. They had a weekend record of 4-1 at Strong Style Wrestling (a loss to the Pain Killers), Pro Wrestling Glory (3 wins to win the Glory Tag Team Tournament), and THW. Very few teams are as motivated to succeed as them and this week was just one more example of that fact. #3 in the online poll with 57 votes.

2. The Decade (Roderick Strong, BJ Whitmer, & Jimmy Jacobs)-The former #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 scored yet another victory over the weekend as they defeated Adrenaline RUSH & Caprice Coleman on 3/22. They are 3-0 as a 3 man team since forming. Whitmer & Jacobs are 4-1 as a team since reforming. Overall they are 7-1 (7-0 in ROH) since becoming a stable.

3. Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-The AAW Tag Team Champions do nothing but win and yet again, that’s what they did as they took on OI4K on 3/22 at Epic. They are now 4-0 as a team and show no signs of stopping. The 2 time former #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 are attempting to stake their claim as one of the best tag teams in the world.

4. The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)-For a team who doesn’t team on a consistent basis anymore, they’re pretty unstoppable. They once again defeated Adam Cole & Michael Bennett at ROH Flyin’ High on 3/22 to improve their record to 4-1-1 as a team in 2014. The only thing they’re lacking at this point is some gold. Could they return to the tag ranks at some point and claim yet another tag team title reign for their collection?

5. BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-The IWGP Tag Team Champions defeated Captain New Japan, Hirooki Goto, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Tomoaki Honma at NJPW on 3/17, defeated Hirooki Goto, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask & Tomoaki Honma on 3/19, lost to Hirooki Goto, KUSHIDA, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Togi Makabe on 3/20, defeated Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma on 3/22, and lost to Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma), Hiroshi Tanahashi & Ryusuke Taguchi on 3/23. They have won 6 of their last 8 matches and are 11-7 in 2014 as a team (2-1 as a 2 man team). They show no signs of stopping on their way to a potential first #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 in 2014.

1st Honorable Mention. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Previous back to back #1 in the Tag Team Top 5; went 1-2 on the weekend but won the online poll to be the People’s Champions this week.

2nd Honorable Mention. Jesse Vane & Matthew Justice-NYWC Tag Team Champions defeated Rack and Sack at Aftermath 2014 on 3/22 to retain the titles. #2 in the online poll.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The Painkillers
Fear and Loathing
The M1nute Men
Black Wall Street
The Arrogant Bastards
Los Bandidos
Sexy Talented Dudes
FroFlex
Da Soul Touchaz
Lone Rangers
Diamond City Kings
Michael BS Hayes & Mohamad Ali Vaez
The Scene
Team TREMENDOUS
Crusade for Change
Jack Manley & Remy Marcel
The Contingent
EYFBO


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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 3/31/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:24 am

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Ricochet-Ranked #1 4 out the last 5 weeks; Open the Dream Gate Champion lost a 3 way Tag Team Match to the Unbreakable F’N Machines at PWG on 3/28 and Austin Aries at IWF on 3/29 to go 0-2 on the weekend. He is 20-4 in his last 24 matches.

Melvin Maximus-Ranked #4 last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Clint Poe on 3/26 and Elvis Pridemore on 3/29 to retain his title. Winner of 23 straight matches.

Benjamin Kimera-Unranked last week; Former 2 time #1 in the Indy Power Rankings has won 5 straight, defeating Fallen & Draven in tag team action on 3/26 at Rockstar Pro Wrestling “Amped.”

“Relentless” Ron Mathis-Ranked #8 last week; Went to a No Contest with Bruce Grey at Rockstar Pro Wrestling “Amped” on 3/26. Defeated Chance Prophet at D1W on 3/29. 5-0-1 in his last 6 matches.

Arik Royal-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion defeated Marcellus King on 3/29 to retain the title. He has held the title since 12/29/12 and successfully defended it around a dozen times.

Shane Hollister-Unranked last week; AAW Heavyweight Champion defeated last week’s #2 Michael Elgin on 3/29 to retain the title for a 3rd time in his 2nd reign as champion.

Matt Cage-Unranked last week; SCW Heavyweight/AAW Heritage Champion defeated Marek Brave on 3/29 to retain the Heritage Title for a 4th time as champion. He then went to the Beyond Sleeper Cell taping and defeated Willie Richardson and Serge White to go 3-0 on the weekend.

Ryan Howe-Unranked last week but received votes; He defeated Raul LaMotta on 3/26 and Paredyse (by DQ) on 3/29. Aside from the Nightmare Rumble, he has not lost since 12/11/13. He has won over 19 matches since then.

Athena-Unranked last week; She defeated Mia Yim on 3/29 and then followed that up by defeating Allysin Kay for the AIW Women’s Title. She is 3-1-1 in 2014.

ThunderKitty-Unranked last week; She defeated Marti Belle and Sassy Stephie at AIW Girls Night Out 11 and 12 on 3/29. She has won 3 straight matches.

Grado-Unranked last week; He defeated Mad Man Manson at PROGRESS on 3/30 and Mikey Whiplash on 3/30 at ICW. He has won 5 straight matches and 8 of his last 9, overall. His record in 2014 is 8-3.

Jordan Blake O’Neal-Unranked last week; Went 2-0 on the weekend, defeating Manny Garcia at POW on 3/28 and Victor Andrews at NEW on 3/29.

Flex Armstrong-Unranked last week; BTW Heavyweight Champion has won 2 straight after regaining the title. He defeated Nick Westgate on 3/29 in his TRP debut. With the exception of one day, he has held the title since 6/1/12.

Uhaa Nation-Ranked #5 last week; Lost a tag to Masaaki Mochizuki and Don Fujii on 3/29 but bounced back with a win vs. Masaaki Mochizuki and Super Shisa on 3/30. Winner of 9 of his last 10 matches. 20-11 record in 2014.

Andrew Everett-Unranked last week; Debuted at PWG with a win vs. Cedric Alexander and Trevor Lee in a 3 Way on 3/28 and then defeated Charlie Weston & Smith Garrett on 3/29 at CWF Mid-Atlantic to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Joey Hayes-Unranked last week; Defeated Danny Hope to become the NEW Preston City Wrestling Champion on 3/28.
Bubblegum-Unranked last week; Defeated April Davids to become the new PCW Cruiserweight Champion on 3/28.

Jack Jester-Unranked last week but received votes; Winner of 5 of 6 matches after successfully defending the ICW Heavyweight Championship in a 4 way vs. Sabu, Wolfgang, and Chris Renfrew on 3/30.

Prince Devitt-Unranked last week; Went 2-0 on the weekend defeating Kris Travis at PCW on 3/28 and winning the ICW Zero-G Title from Mark Coffey on 3/30. He is 13-10 in 2014.

Michael Elgin-Ranked #2 last week; AIW Absolute/AAW Tag Team Champion teamed with Brian Cage to defeat last week’s #1 Ricochet/Rich Swann and AR Fox & ACH at PWG on 3/28 but lost to Shane Hollister in his bid for the AAW Heavyweight Title on 3/29.

Brian Cage-Unranked last week; FSP World/PWE Heavyweight Champion teamed with Michael Elgin to defeat Inner City Machine Guns and AR Fox & ACH at PWG on 3/28 and defeated Shad Gaspard at IWF on 3/29. He has won 3 out of his last 4 matches.

Jack Thriller-Unranked last week; Went 2-0 on the weekend, defeated Kid Hybrid on 3/28 at MCWA and Big Paul on 3/29. He has won 3 of his last 4 matches (the only loss being vs. last week’s #10 Chase Owens in a 3 way last week).

Chris Hero-Unranked last week; EVOLVE Champion defeated Tommaso Ciampa at PWG on 3/28, Chris Masters at IWF on 3/29, and Tyson Dux at SMASH Wrestling on 3/30 to go 3-0 on the weekend. He has won 8 of his last 10 matches (8-1-1 record).

Adam Cole-Unranked last week; ROH/PWG World Champion defeated Candice LeRae to retain the PWG Title on 3/28. He is 6-3 in singles competition in 2014 and 7-7 overall.

Roderick Strong-Unranked last week; Defeated Tony Nese at PWG on 3/28. Winner of 2 straight and 4 out of 5. He is 8-7 in 2014.

Tommy End-Unranked last week; Defeated Mark Andrews at SWE on 3/29 and followed that up, teaming with Michael Dante, by defeating The Starbux for the SWE Tag Team Titles, then defeated IPW: UK Champ Paul Robinson at PROGRESS on 3/30, and finally capped off the weekend by winning the ICW Tag Team Titles in a Ladder Match vs. The Buck Boys to go 4-0 on the weekend.. He has won 12 straight matches. He is 12-2 in 2014.

Veda Scott-Unranked last week; 2-0 on the weekend with wins vs. Kay Lee Ray and Leah Von Dutch at AIW on 3/29. She then went to XICW on 3/30 and defeated Scarlett Bordeux to run her record to 3-0 on the weekend.

Nikki Storm-Unranked last week; 2-0 on the weekend with wins vs. Angel Dust and Hania The Howling Huntress at AIW on 3/29. She has won 8 straight matches overall. She is 8-1 in 2014.

Jimmy Havoc-Unranked last week; Defeated Earl Jonathan Windsor at IPW: UK on 3/29 and successfully defended the PROGRESS Title in a 4 way vs. El Ligero, Marty Scurll, and Rampage Brown on 3/30. He has won 5 straight matches.

Jonny Storm-Unranked last week; Defeated Doug Williams on 3/29 at IPW:UK to retain the All-England Championship.

Chris Kadillak-Unranked last week but received votes; AWS Light Heavyweight Champion defeated Dr. Shady and Vance Lamborghini in a 3 Way at SCP/SBW on 3/29. Winner of 5 of his last 6 matches.

Dylan Drake-Ranked #6 last week;. 3-0 the last 3 weeks after making Buddy Royal tap out at PREMIER Wrestling on 3/30.

Elvis Aliaga-Unranked last week; Outlasted 9 other men on 3/29 to become the new NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion, adding to his WLW Title to become a double champion.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 31st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:30 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of March 31st, 2014

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1. Melvin Maximus-The OVW TV Champion is unstoppable! He grabs his first ever #1 ranking after rattling off 23 straight wins! He joins Rockstar Spud and Randy Royal as previous OVW TV Champions to get the elusive #1. He’s been absolutely “Marvelous” during this run and this past week he defeated Clint Poe and Elvis Pridemore to continue that run. While he may be a fairly regional name in the Kentuckiana area, the amount of wins he’s racked up had the voters taking notice this week. Congrats to him. #5 in the online poll.

2. Chris Hero-This week “Chris is awesome” once again. After 3 big victories vs. Tommaso Ciampa at PWG on 3/28, Chris Masters at IWF on 3/29, and Tyson Dux at SMASH Wrestling on 3/30 to go 3-0 on the weekend, he makes his way to the #2 spot this week. It’s his 2nd highest ranking to date as he was #1 just 2 weeks ago before falling out of the Top 10 completely. The EVOLVE Champion has really improved his win-loss record as of late (winning 8 of his last 10 matches) and if this continues, you’ll be seeing his name a lot more in the Top 10. #2 in the online poll.

3. Tommy End-“The Anti-hero” had a MAGICAL weekend with what he accomplished. He was a fantasy wrestling player’s dream come true as he defeated Mark Andrews at SWE on 3/29 and followed that up, by defeating The Starbux for the SWE Tag Team Titles, then defeated IPW: UK Champ Paul Robinson at PROGRESS on 3/30, and finally capped off the weekend with more gold by winning the ICW Tag Team Titles in a Ladder Match vs. The Buck Boys. He was a perfect 4-0 on the weekend. He has won 12 straight matches and his record is now 12-2 in 2014. There’s very little more you could ask from a competitor than what he did this week and he DESERVES his high ranking.

4. Matt Cage-After several week away from the Top 10 (and Top 5 for that matter), “Money” gets in again this week after going 3-0 as the SCW Heavyweight/AAW Heritage Champion defeated Marek Brave on 3/29 to retain the Heritage Title for a 4th time as champion. He then went to the Beyond Sleeper Cell taping and defeated Willie Richardson and Serge White. The former #1 has been OWNING the Midwest in 2014.

5. Dylan Drake-After being ranked #6 last week, “The Golden Boy” is back again! He is now 3-0 the last 3 weeks after making Buddy Royal tap out at PREMIER Wrestling on 3/30. With as much competition as there was this week, making the Top 10 with just one match and one victory is a hell of an accomplishment for this up and coming West Coast star. People’s Champ for the 2nd time in 3 weeks as he was #1 in the online poll.

6. Ryan Howe-FINALLY he gets some of the respect he rightfully deserves. While he didn’t garner strong support in the online poll, the official voters saw what he’s been accomplishing lately and showed their appreciation with a lot of votes his way. He defeated Raul LaMotta on 3/26 and Paredyse (by DQ) on 3/29. Aside from the Nightmare Rumble, he has not lost since 12/11/13. He has won over 19 matches since then. No one has been more deserving of a Top 10 ranking recently than him and he finally breaks through.

7. Arik Royal-“Big” Arik Royal jumps back into the Indy Power Rankings as he defeated Marcellus King to once again retain the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title for get this…a 23rd time! Yes, he has 23 successful title defenses and shows no signs of stopping. He has held the title since 12/29/12, dominating all the competition.

8. Shane Hollister-The AAW Heavyweight Champion returns to the Indy Power Rankings on the strength of a HUGE victory over last week’s #2 (and 2013 IPR 100 #1) Michael Elgin on 3/29. As champion, whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect his ability to meet some of the biggest challenges and come out victorious. This week was no different.

9. Nikki Storm-Voters gave this import a lot of respect this week as she was 2-0 on the weekend with wins vs. Angel Dust and Hania The Howling Huntress at AIW on 3/29. She has won 8 straight matches overall with a record of 8-1 in 2014.

10. Athena-What a week for Athena! She defeated Mia Yim on 3/29 and then followed that up by defeating Allysin Kay for the AIW Women’s Title that very same day. She is now 3-1-1 in 2014 and holds one of the most prestigious women’s titles in North America. #8 in the online poll.

Honorable Mention. Marcus Anthony-OVW Heavyweight Champion went 2-0 this week to continue his impressive string of victories.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Andrew Everett
Ron Mathis
Brian Cage
Jack Thriller-#3 in the online poll
Roderick Strong
Thunderkitty-#4 in the online poll
Ricochet-#7 in the online poll
Veda Scott
Uhaa Nation
Jack Jester
Michael Elgin
Benjamin Kimera
Grado-#6 in the online poll
Jimmy Havoc
Prince Devitt-#10 in the online poll
Jaxon James
Jeremy Leary
Scotty McNair
Scotty O’Shea
Elvis Aliaga
Bubblegum
Chris Kadillak
Jordan Blake O’Neal-#9 in the online poll


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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 3/31?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:46 am

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Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Unranked last week but #1 in the online poll; NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Mayhem on 3/28 at NWA SAW.

Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Unranked last week; PWG, ROH, IWGP Jr., and HOG Tag Team Champion defeated Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent ?) on 3/28 at PWG, but lost to Reno Scum on 3/29 at IWF.

Reno SCUM (Adam Thornstowe & Luster the Legend)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Young Bucks on 3/29 at IWF. They have won 2 straight matches as a team.

The Unbreakable F’N Machines (Brian Cage & Michael Elgin)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Inner City Machine Guns and ACH & AR Fox in a 3 Way Tag Team Match at PWG on 3/28. 6-3 as a team and 2-1 in 2014.

Washington Bullets (Jon Williams & Trey Williams)-Anarchy Tag Team Champions defeated The Unforgivable Blackness to retain the titles on 3/29. This was their 4th straight win at Anarchy Wrestling.

Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)-Unranked last week; They are the NEW SWE Tag Team Champions after beating The Starbux on 3/29 for the titles. They are also the NEW ICW Tag Team Champions after beating The Bucky Boys in a ladder match on 3/30 for the titles. They are 4-1 as a team in 2014. Winners of 3 straight matches as a team.

Joey Janela and Rhett Titus-Unranked last week; They are the NEW JCW Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions after defeating Glitz and Glamor, The Spirit Squad, and Chris Dickinson/Aaron Epic on 3/28 to go 3-0 on the weekend.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #1 last week; PGP, Zero-1 USA and SNPW Tag Team Champions went 3-0 over the weekend with wins vs. Jake Dirden/Alex Rudolph at IWA, The Conrads at Beyond Wrestling, and Markus Crane & Isaias Velazquez at Beyond Wrestling. They have won 7 straight matches.

Team Lucha (Los Ben Dejos)-Unranked last week; PWX Tag Team Champions defeated Eddie Graves & Aaron Agony at Uproar Pro Wrestling on 3/29. Winners of 3 straight and 4 out of 5 overall.

Team Single (Rampage Brown & T-Bone)-Unranked last week; PCW Tag Team Champions defeated Brian Kendrick & Paul London 3/28 at PCW Who Dares Wins. Winners of 5 straight as a team and 4-0 in 2014.

The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-Unranked last week; IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions defeated Project Ego and The Dangerous Bastards on 3/29 to retain the titles and followed that up with a win vs. Bhangra Knights at PROGRESS on 3/30. They have won 3 straight and 4 out of 5 overall.

Black Hand Warriors (Michael Magnuson & David Delorean)-Unranked last week; WLW and Dynamo Pro Tag Team Champions went 2-0 over the weekend defeating The Canadian Destroyer & De Le Muerte on 3/28 and High Level Enterprise on 3/29.

Air America (Gavin Daring & Skylar Kruze)-Unranked last week; NWA Smoky Mountain Tag Team Champions defeated The Heatseekers (Shawn Shultz & Sigmon) on 3/29 to retain the titles. They have won 4 (or 5) straight since regaining those titles.

Iron Godz (Rob Conway & Jax Dane)-Unranked last week; NWA World Tag Team Champions defeated The Iluminati and The Lords of Kaos to retain the titles on 3/29 at NWA Smoky Mountain. They have held the titles since 11/9/13.

Rage and The Machine (Michael McAllister & The Mecha Mercenary)-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions defeated The Killbillies (Aric Andrews & Evan Banks) on 3/29 to retain the titles.

The Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers & T-Money)-Unranked last week; AIW Tag Team Champions defeated The Social Network (Annie Social & Heidi Lovelace) on 3/29 to retain the titles. They have won 8 straight matches as a team and held the titles since 11/29/13.

FSU (Mark Andrews & Eddie Dennis)-Unranked last week; NEW PROGRESS Tag Team Champions after winning the tournament for the titles, defeating Project Ego and Screw Indy in a 3 Way Final on 3/30. They are 2-0 in 2014 as a team.

Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem)-Unranked last week; DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions became the NEW WrestleForce Tag Team Champions when they defeated The Love Hate Machine on 3/30. They are 3-3 as a team in 2014.
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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 31st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:51 am

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of March 31st, 2014

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1. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-It’s a record! The 3rd straight #1 ranking for The Hooligans and these bearded bullies (@BeardedBullys on Twitter) have really hit their groove in 2014. Just a few weeks ago, on Weekly Wrestling Podcast IPR Live! we lamented the fact that they had struggled a bit in 2014, but things can change quickly. The PGP, Zero-1 USA and SNPW Tag Team Champions went 3-0 over the weekend with wins vs. Jake Dirden/Alex Rudolph at IWAU, The Conrads at Beyond Wrestling, and Markus Crane & Isaias Velazquez at Beyond Wrestling. They have won 7 straight matches. #3 in the online poll with 45 votes.

2. Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)-TWO Tag Team Title wins in one weekend! People talking about all the things The Young Bucks have accomplished (rightfully) but how many times have they won 2 sets of tag team titles in the same weekend?! From what we can tell…never. They are the NEW SWE Tag Team Champions after beating The Starbux on 3/29 for the titles. They are also the NEW ICW Tag Team Champions after beating The Bucky Boys in a ladder match on 3/30 for the titles. They are 4-1 as a team in 2014 and winners of 3 straight matches as a team. #5 in the online poll with 22 votes.

3. Joey Janela & Rhett Titus-The NEW JCW Pro Tag Team Champions made an impact in a big way over the weekend. They defeated Glitz and Glamor, The Spirit Squad, and Chris Dickinson/Aaron Epic on 3/28 to go 3-0 on the weekend and make their first splash in the Tag Team Top 5. No team had more victories over the weekend than them.

4. Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers & T-Bone)-AIW Tag Team Champions defeated The Social Network (Annie Social & Heidi Lovelace) on 3/29 to retain the titles. They have won 8 straight matches as a team and have held the titles since 11/29/13. No one can argue with their dominance at AIW.

5. Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)- DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions became the NEW WrestleForce Tag Team Champions when they defeated The Love Hate Machine on 3/30. They are 3-3 as a team in 2014 but now hold two sets of titles.

1st. Honorable Mention. Reno SCUM (Adam Thornstowe & Luster the Legend)-Beat the Young Bucks at IWF on 3/29. #2 in the online poll with 61 votes.

2nd Honorable Mention. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)- NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Mayhem on 3/28 at NWA SAW. People’s Champs for the 5th time this week (#1 in the online poll) with 75 votes.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Black Hand Warriors
London Riots
Team Lucha (Los Ben Dejos)
Rage and The Machine
Air America
Washington Bullets
Unbreakable F’N Machines
Goat Brigade
FSU
Iron Godz
Team Single

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 4/7/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:52 am

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Ricochet-Unranked last week but received votes and ranked #1 4 out the last 6 weeks; Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion defeated Johnny Gargano for the DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Title on 4/4, defeated Chris Hero, Masato Tanaka, and Roderick Strong on 4/5, before losing the 6 Man Tag Team Tournament Final in a 3 Way Elimination Match to The Premier Athlete Brand. He is 22-5 in his last 27 matches.

Melvin Maximus-Ranked #1 last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Raul LaMotta on 4/2 to retain his title, won again on 4/4 and 4/5 vs. Eddie Diamond and then on 4/6 vs. J Best. Winner of 27 straight matches.

Matt Cross-Unranked last week; 18th Annual ECWA Super 8 Cup Winner after winning 3 matches vs. Gran Akuma, Ricky Martinez, and John Skyler on 4/5.

Benjamin Kimera-Unranked last week but received votes; Former 2 time #1 in the Indy Power Rankings has won 6 straight, defeating G-Force & Zak Spadez in tag team action on 4/2 at Rockstar Pro Wrestling “Amped.”

Joey Hayes-Unranked last week but received votes; PCW Champion teamed with Track ‘n’ Field to defeat Martin Kirby, Noah, & The Bad Lads on 4/4 at GPW.

El Ligero-Unranked last week; NEW GPW British Champion after defeating Zack Gibson in a No Disqualification Match on 4/4 to win the title. Also won the Infinite Promotions Tag Team Titles on 4/5 with Bubblegum as his partner by defeating The Council and The Models. 3 wins on the weekend.

Ivelisse-Unranked last week; SHINE Champion defeated Jazz on 4/4 at A Wrestling Odyssey to retain the title, Kimber Lee at SHIMMER on 4/5, and Mercedes Martinez at DGUSA on 4/5. She has won 8 straight matches.

Michael Elgin-Unranked last week but received votes; AIW Absolute/AAW Tag Team Champion defeated Kevin Steen at ROH on 4/4 and Rocky Romero at ROH on 4/5 but lost to Drew Gulak in a 3 Way with Chris Hero on 4/6.

Uhaa Nation-Unranked last week but received votes; Teamed with Masato Yoshino to defeat T-Hawk & Yosuke Santa-Maria on 4/5 and MAD BLANKEY in an 8 Man Tag on 4/6. Winner of 11 of his last 12 matches. 22-11 record in 2014.

Chris Hero-Ranked #2 last week; EVOLVE Champion defeated Trent ? at EVOLVE on 4/3, Anthony Nese/AR Fox at A Wrestling Odyssey on 4/4, but lost to Masato Tanaka at DGUSA on 4/4 and Ricochet, Rich Swann, and AR Fox on 4/5 at DGUSA, and then Drew Gulak in a 3 Way with Michael Elgin on 4/6. He has won 10 of his last 15 matches (10-4-1 record).

Luke Hawx-Unranked last week; Defeated Corey Hollis, Mikey Posey, and Romantic Tough in a 4 Way at ROH Supercard of Honor VIII on 4/4 and Adam Page at ROH on 4/5.

Adam Cole-Unranked last week but received votes; ROH/PWG World Champion defeated Jay Briscoe to retain the ROH World Title in a Ladder War on 4/4 and the Briscoes and Kevin Steen in a 6 Man Tag on 4/5. He is 7-3 in singles competition in 2014 and 9-7 overall.

Jay Lethal-Unranked last week; Defeated Tommaso Ciampa on 4/4 in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match to win the ROH World TV Title for a 2nd time and retained the title by DQ vs. Alex Koslov on 4/5.

RD Evans-Unranked last week; Defeated Silas Young by DQ at ROH on 4/4 and Mike Posey on 4/5. On a massive winning streak (in his mind) but in reality, he has only won 4 straight, and 9 of 10 overall.

Shane Hollister-Ranked #8 last week; AAW Heavyweight Champion defeated last week’s #4 Matt Cage on 4/5 to win the SCW Heavyweight title to become a double champion.

Nikki Storm-Ranked #9 last week; 3-0 the last 2 weeks after ending Thunderkitty’s win streak at SHIMMER Volume 62. She has won 9 straight matches overall. She is 9-1 in 2014.

Chris Cooper-Unranked last week; ESW Heavyweight Champion defeated Colin Delaney on 4/5 to retain the title. He has won 4 straight matches.

Elvis Aliaga-Unranked last week but received votes; The NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion and WLW Champion beat Mark Sterling at Dynamo Pro on 4/5 to continue his hot streak.

Grado-Unranked last week but received votes; He won the Clan Wars 2014 Elimination Match on 4/5 at SWA as he was the sole survivor. He has won 6 straight matches and 9 of his last 10, overall. His record in 2014 is 9-3.

Tony Sly-Unranked last week; 3XW Heavyweight Champion went 2-0 over the weekend with a title defense vs. Zack Thompson on 4/4 and a win at IPW vs. Montoya X on 4/5.

Athena-Ranked #10 last week; AIW Women’s Champion defeated Candice LeRae on 4/5 at SHIMMER to extend her win streak. She is 4-1-1 in 2014.

Drew Gulak-Unranked last week; CZW World Champion lost to Biff Busick on 4/3 at EVOLVE, but bounced back with a win vs. Timothy Thatcher on 4/4, but suffered another defeat vs. The Colony (Fire Ant & Green Ant) at DGUSA later in the day. He won again on 4/5 vs. Chris Hero and Michael Elgin. 2-2 weekend record.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 7th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:13 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 7th, 2014
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1. Ricochet-The Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion wasn’t content with just being the champion of the promotion in Japan…he wanted more. With that being said, he came, he saw, and he conquered the over 800 day champion in Johnny Gargano to become the NEW DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion on 4/4. He then defeated Chris Hero, Masato Tanaka, and Roderick Strong on 4/5, before losing the 6 Man Tag Team Tournament Final in a 3 Way Elimination Match to The Premier Athlete Brand. He is 22-5 in his last 27 matches. Hail to the king once again as he has now tied the record for most #1’s (5) in a year and it’s only April! #2 in the online poll.

2. Melvin Maximus-The OVW TV Champion has proven once again that he is as unbeatable right now as anyone has been on the indies in 2014. After a 4-0 week this week at OVW, he has now won 27 straight matches. Let that soak in a bit. 27 up and 27 down for the champ. “Official” voters argued that strength of schedule hasn’t been up to par for him, but he beats whoever is in front of him. #4 in the online poll.

3. Matt Cross-“M-Dogg” would have been #1 on most other weeks with his win in the historic ECWA Super 8 Tournament, but this was not a normal week. This was the week of Wrestlecon. Despite many HUGE talents being down in New Orleans, Matt Cross made an impact by knocking off Gran Akuma, Ricky Martinez, and John Skyler on 4/5 to win the 18th Annual tournament. Congrats to a guy who has been plying his trade for quite some time now. #6 in the online poll.

4. Shane Hollister-After being ranked #8 last week, the AAW Heavyweight Champion defeated last week’s #4 Matt Cage on 4/5 to win the SCW Heavyweight title to become a double champion. As good as last year was for “The Shug”, this year has been absolutely epic! He’s already scored two #1 rankings and with his current climb up the IPR ladder, he’s looking for his 3rd. With AAW running this weekend, can he cash in a personal best, third #1? #3 in the online poll.

5. Adam Cole-The ROH/PWG World Champion makes a rare 2014 appearance after 2 big victories over the weekend. First he defeated Jay Briscoe in a violent Ladder War to take possession of both “World” titles at ROH and then he teamed with Michael Bennett and Matt Hardy to beat Kevin Steen and The Briscoes in a 6 Man War. Cole has not been quite as dominant in 2014 as he was in late 2013, but he’s starting to get momentum and if he can keep it up, LOOK THE HELL OUT. #5 in the online poll.

6. Uhaa Nation-While the fans didn’t show up for him in the online poll, you can’t deny his recent success. Over the weekend he teamed with Masato Yoshino to defeat T-Hawk & Yosuke Santa-Maria on 4/5 and MAD BLANKEY in an 8 Man Tag on 4/6. He has won 11 of his last 12 matches with a 22-11 record in 2014. It’s been another good year so far for “The One Man Nation”.

7. Ivelisse-The SHINE Champion had arguably the best single weekend of anyone in the Top 10 this week (sans possibly Ricochet with his title win). She defeated Jazz on 4/4 at A Wrestling Odyssey to retain the title, Kimber Lee at SHIMMER on 4/5, and Mercedes Martinez at DGUSA on 4/5. She has won 8 straight matches and shows absolutely no sign of stopping. She DOMINATED the online poll with a 28 vote margin of victory. She is your “People’s Champ” this week.

8. Nikki Storm-All she does is win. She moves up one spot from last week as she is now 3-0 the last 2 weeks after ending Thunderkitty’s win streak at SHIMMER Volume 62. She has won 9 straight matches overall and is 9-1 in 2014. Much like Uhaa, her fans didn’t show up to the online poll, but she did enjoy success among the “official” voters.

9. Athena-Much like Nikki Storm, Athena moves up one spot from last week after a solid weekend with yet another victory. The AIW Women’s Champion defeated Candice LeRae on 4/5 at SHIMMER to extend her impressive win streak. She is 4-1-1 in 2014. #9 in the online poll.

10. Jay Lethal-He didn’t get a lot of love in the online poll this week, but clearly he didn’t need too much of it. Over the weekend he defeated Tommaso Ciampa on 4/4 in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match to win the ROH World TV Title for a 2nd time and retained the title by DQ vs. Alex Koslov on 4/5. It was really a shocking win for Lethal and while his 2014 win-loss record hasn’t been as good as he’d probably hope for, he’s got some gold (and a ranking) now.

Honorable Mention. RD Evans-Went 2-0 this week (100 straight imaginary victories). Has won 9 out of 10 matches, overall.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Luke Hawx
Benjamin Kimera
Joey Hayes
El Ligero
Grado
Tony Sly
Elvis Aliaga
Chris Cooper
Devin Thomas
Cali Capone
Alex Mason
Johnny Primer
Johnny Miyagi
Chris Hero
Michael Elgin
Drew Gulak


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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/7?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:33 am

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Dylan Bostic & Roberto De Luna-Unranked last week; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Aaron Sky & Robbie Walker on 4/2 in a non-title match and then retained the titles vs. Mohamad Ali Vaez and Adam Revolver on 4/6. 7-1 as a team (as documented) since forming.

Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)-Ranked #5 last week; DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions / WrestleForce Tag Team Champions defeated Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy on 4/3 and Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan on 4/4. They are 5-3 as a team in 2014 and have won 4 straight 2 on 2 tags, overall.

The Decade (BJ Whitmer Jimmy Jacobs, & Adam Page)-Unranked last week; Defeated Adrenaline RUSH & Andrew Everett on 4/4 at ROH. 8-1 as a stable since forming (the only loss by Whitmer & Jacobs at IWA Mid-South) and 8-0 at ROH. This was the first win for the group with Adam Page teaming with them as a member of the faction.

BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)-Unranked last week; IWGP Tag Team Champions teamed with Matt Jackson & Prince Devitt to defeat CHAOS on 4/3 and then retained the IWGP Tag Team Titles vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata on 4/6.They have won 8 of their last 10 matches. They are 13-7 in 2014 as a team (3-1 as a 2 man team).

Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Unranked last week but #1 in the online poll for a 5th time; NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Shooting Impact at NWA SAW on 4/4

Hubba Bubba Lucha (Bubblegum & El Ligero)-Unranked last week; Won the Infinite Promotions Tag Team Championship Tournament on 4/5 by defeating The Council and The Models. Winners of 4 straight matches as a team.

Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa)-Unranked last week; SHIMMER Tag Team Champions defeated Madison Eagles & Nicole Matthews on 4/5 to retain the titles. They have won 9 straight matches as a team.

Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Unranked last week; PWG, ROH, IWGP Jr., and HOG Tag Team Champion defeated El Desperado and Kota Ibushi on 4/6 to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles. They have won 3 of their last 5 matches.

The Premier Athlete Brand (Anthony Nese, Caleb Konley, & Trent ?)-Unranked last week; Defeated Biff Busick, Chuck Taylor, & Teddy Hart and then defeated AR Fox, Rich Swann, & Ricochet and Fire Ant, Green Ant, & Lince Dorado to win the DGUSA 6 Man Tag Team Tournament. 2-0 as a 3 man team on the weekend (Konley and Nese lost to The Bravado Brothers on 4/4).

Bumrush Brothers (Shorty Biggs and Outtkast)-Unranked last week; Defeated Black Hand Warriors (Michael Magnuson & David Delorean) on 4/5 to win the Dynamo Pro Tag Team Titles for a 2nd time.

Tabarnak De Team (Mathieu St-Jacques and Thomas Dubois)-Defeated 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) in devastating fashion to become the new NSPW Tag Team Champions.

The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian)-Defeated The Colony Xtreme Force and 3.0 at WIF! In the Tag World Grand Prix 2014 on 4/5.

The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster)-Defeated The Spectral Envoy and The Batiri to at WIF! In the Tag World Grand Prix 2014 on 4/5.

The Fallen Empire (Mondo Vega & Ryan Taylor)-EWF Tag Team Champions defeated Los Maravillas on 4/5 to retain the titles. They have won 3 straight 2 on 2 tag team matches. They have held the titles since 12/6/13 (their 2nd reign).

Team CK (Kage & Sean Carr)-NEW ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions after defeating D-Line on 4/5 to win the titles.
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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 7th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:09 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 7th, 2014
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1. BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)-A first! This is not only their first time ranked #1 in the Tag Team Top 5, but also the first time that ANYONE has been ranked #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 after being ranked #1 in the Indy Power Rankings in 2013 (pre-Tag Team Top 5). That’s what type of year Gallows and “The Machine Gun” are having as they once again retained their IWGP Tag Team Titles on 4/6 vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata. With 8 of their last 10 matches being wins, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with potentially for the rest of 2014.

2. Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)- The DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions/WrestleForce Tag Team Champions had a hell of a weekend as they went 3-0 in straight up tags, but their one blemish in a 6 man tag may have cost them #1 this week. Nevertheless, The Bravado Bandwagon rolls on as they’ve won 5 straight 2 on 2 tag team matches. They are another team that are just starting to get their legs under them in 2014.

3. The Decade (BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Jacobs, Adam Page)-Different pairing. Same result. On 4/4 at ROH they teamed to defeat Adrenaline RUSH & Andrew Everett. They are 8-1 as a stable since forming with the only loss being a 2 on 2 tag by Whitmer & Jacobs at IWA Mid-South. They are 8-0 as any type of unit at ROH. This was Adam Page’s first teaming with the group but once again they remain unblemished in perhaps the biggest independent wrestling promotion in the U.S. in ROH.

4. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Another week goes by and once again, arguably the best tag team on the indies are not #1. Despite that, they are STILL the PWG, ROH, IWGP Junior Heavyweight, and HOG Tag Team Champions. On 4/6 they defeated El Desperado and Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to improve their recent record. They’ve won 3 out of their last 5 matches. #5 in the online poll.

5. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)- The NWA Southern Tag Team Champions make yet another appearance in the Tag Team Top 5 as a boy and his dog were once again successful over the weekend, defeating Shooting Impact on 4/4 at NWA SAW. This was one of the few times in recent memory that they didn’t rank #1 or #2 in the online poll, but did end up at #3 with an impressive 86 votes.

Honorable Mention. Dylan Bostic & “Mexicutioner” Roberto De Luna-OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Aaron Sky & Robbie Walker and Mohamad Ali Vaez & Adam Revolver. #1 in the online poll with a NEW RECORD 255 VOTES. They are your People’s Champs this week.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Premier Athlete Brand
Global Green Gangsters
Hubba Bubba Lucha
Osirian Portal-#4 in the online poll
Devastation Corporation-#2 in the online poll
Tabarnak De Team
Bumrush Brothers
The Capones
Fallen Empire
Team CK
reDRagon

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 4/14/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:16 am

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 4/14/14? Click the link and vote!

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Uhaa Nation-Ranked #6 last week; Defeated by YAMATO at Dragon Gate on 4/8, but bounced back with a tag team win teaming with Masato Yoshino to beat Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk on 4/10. He then rattled off 2 more wins vs. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, and Kzy on 4/12 and Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin, Jimmy Kanda, and Jimmy Kagetora on 4/13. Winner of 14 of his last 16 matches. 25-12 record in 2014.

Melvin Maximus-Ranked #2 last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Nick Dumeyer on 4/9 to retain his title and won yet again on 4/11 and 4/13. Winner of 30 straight matches.

Zack Sabre Jr.-Unranked last week; Defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori on 4/12 to win the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Titles and Masao Inoue & Tatsumi Fujinami on 4/13 to retain the titles at NOAH. He has won 3 straight matches and 4 of 5, overall.

Dylan Drake-Unranked last week (he was off); 2 Time People’s Champ won a 4 Way Cash in the Case Ladder Match at PCW on 4/12 vs. Billy Blade, Marcus Lewis, and James Haight. He has won 4 straight matches.

Benjamin Kimera-Unranked last week but received votes; Former 2 time #1 in the Indy Power Rankings has won 8 straight, defeating G-Force & Revolution in 6 Man Tag Team action on 4/9 at Rockstar Pro Wrestling and vs. Matt Brannigan on 4/11.

Ricochet-Ranked #1 last week; Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion defeated K-ness and Dragon Kid on 4/12 and Naruki Doi & Cyber Kong/CIMA & Gamma in a 3 Way Tag Team Match on 4/13. He is 24-5 in his last 29 matches.

Flex Armstrong-Unranked last week; BTW Heavyweight Champion defeated Damien Darling on 4/11 to run his win streak to 3 straight after regaining the title. With the exception of one day, he has held the title since 6/1/12.

Lince Dorado-Unranked last week; FIP Florida Heritage Champion and NEW DREAMWAVE Alternative Champion after defeating Reed Bentley and Rich Swann in a 3 Way to win the title on 4/12. On 4/11 he fell short vs. Men of the Year in a bid for the AAW Tag Team Titles with partner, Rich Swann. He has won 7 of his last 10 matches.

Athena-Ranked #9 last week; AIW Women’s Champion went 2-1 on the weekend, defeating Jessicka Havok & Nevaeh at AAW on 4/11, Cherry Bomb on 4/12, but lost to Yumi Ohka on 4/12. She defeated Kay Lee Ray on 4/13 but ultimately lost to Hikaru Shida on 4/13 as well. She is 7-3-1 in 2014.

LuFisto-Unranked last week; Teamed with Kana to defeat Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez on 4/12 at SHIMMER and defeated Nevaeh on 4/12 at SHIMMER. She then lost to Yumi Ohka on 4/13 but bounced back, defeating Saraya Knight in a No DQ, No Count Out match on 4/13 to go 3-1 on the weekend. She has won 7 of her last 9 matches.

Shane Hollister-Ranked #4 last week; AAW/SCW Heavyweight Champion defeated Jimmy Jacobs on 4/11 at AAW and Marshe Rockett on 4/12 at DREAMWAVE. He has won 4 straight matches.

James Anthony-Unranked last week; AIWF Cruiserweight Champion defeated Victor Andrews on 4/11 in a Street Fight and Justin Flash on 4/12. He has won 4 straight matches.

Peter Schwanz-Unranked last week; Winner of SWE Champion of the Night IV and NEW SWE Champion after defeating Judge Jesse and Chase McCoy on 4/12 to win the title.

Da Minnesotan-Unranked last week; Defeated Black Stallion on 4/12 to win the IWI Heavyweight Title in St. Paul, MN.

Drake Younger-Unranked last week; Won CZW Best of the Best XIII by defeating Papadon/Timothy Thatcher in a 3 Way in the 1st round, AR Fox in the 2nd round, and Biff Busick in the finals. He lost to BJ Whitmer at IWA Mid-South on 4/13 to go 3-1 on the weekend.

Derek Neal-Unranked last week; NEW UCW Southern States Champion after beating Stevie King for the title on 4/12.

Robby Starr-Unranked last week; NEW OCW Champion after defeating Jeff Cannon for the title on 4/12.

Saraya Knight-Unranked last week; Defeated Arik Cannon in a Street Fight at AAW on 4/11, Tomoka Nakagawa on 4/12 at SHIMMER, and Leva Bates & Veda Scott on 4/12 at SHIMMER in a tag team match but lost on 4/13 to LuFisto and again to The Global Green Gangsters. Winner of 4 her last 7 matches.

Mia Yim-Unranked last week; Defeated Hikaru Shida on 4/12 and Mercedes Martinez on 4/12 at SHIMMER but lost to Cheerleader Melissa on 4/13 and then bounced back, defeating Ray. Winner 6 of her last 8 matches.

Courtney Rush-Unranked last week; Won a 4 Way vs. Evie, Madison Eagles, and Nicole Matthews on 4/12 and beating Marti Belle on 4/12 at SHIMMER. She then lost to Veda Scott on 4/13 but won a 6 Woman Tag vs. The Canadian Ninjas & Jessicka Havok to go 3-1 on the weekend.

Kellie Skater-Unranked last week; ½ of the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions went 4-0 on the weekend after defeating Leon & Ray on 4/12 and also ending the win streak of Nikki Storm on 4/12 at SHIMMER She retained the SHIMMER Tag Titles vs. Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez on 4/13 and Rhia O’Reilly & Saraya Knight as well.

Kahagas-Unranked last week; NWA North American Heavyweight Champion defeated JB Cool on 4/11 to retain the title. According to cagematch.net, he has not lost since 4/26/13. He is 6-0 in 2014.

Remi Wilkins-Unranked last week; Went 2-0 this week defeating Pompano Joe at Rockstar Pro on 4/11 and won a 6 Man Scramble at WAR vs. Joe Coleman, Matt Brannigan, Kid Hybrid, Sless Taylor, and Nate Wings

Matt Cage-Unranked last week; AAW Heritage Champion defeated Christian Faith and CJ Esparza and Juntai Miller and Knight Wagner and Louis Lyndon in a 6 Way Scramble Match on 4/11 to retain the title and then defeated Prince Mustafa Ali at DREAMWAVE on 4/12. He finished off the weekend at 3-0, defeating Kyle O’Reilly at IWA Mid-South on 4/13.

Danny Cannon-Unranked last week; Defeated Chris Castro at DREAMWAVE on 4/12 and went to a draw with Christian Rose in a hard-fought battle at IWA Mid-South on 4/13.

Christian Rose-Unranked last week; DREAMWAVE Heavyweight Champion defeated Michael Elgin on 4/12 to retain the title and stay undefeated there. He went to a draw with Danny Cannon on 4/13 at IWA Mid-South.

Andy Brown-Unranked last week; EWF American Champion went 2-1 on the weekend, defeating Eddie Mattson, Mercurio Jr, Raccid Najjar, Richie Slade, and Uday Ukleja in a 6 Man Elimination Match on 4/9 and Brute Baretto on 4/11. Lost to Raccid Najjar by DQ on 4/9. Winner of 4 of his last 5 matches.

Reed Bentley-Unranked last week; EPW Champion lost the DREAMWAVE Alternative Title to Lince Dorado on 4/12 in a 3 Way after beating Jamin Olivencia at EPW on 4/10. He scored one of the biggest wins of his career when he beat Jeff Jarrett on 4/13 at IWA Mid-South (in a screw job). 2-1 on the weekend.

Heidi Lovelace-Unranked last week; Went 5-1 this week with wins vs. Ian Rotten & Sabrina Sixx at EPW on 4/10, vs. Jessicka Havok & Nevaeh at AAW on 4/11, vs. Angie Skye at SHIMMER on 4/12, vs. Jessicka Havok on 4/13 at SHIMMER, and vs. The Canadian Ninjas & Jessicka Havok on 4/13 at SHIMMER. Her only loss was to Angie Skye on 4/12 at SHIMMER.

Tripp Cassidy-Unranked last week; NEW EPW Openweight Champion after defeating Christian Skyfire for the title on 4/10.

Ace Perry-Unranked last week; 3-1 on the week with wins vs. G_Force & The Revolution on 4/9 at Rockstar Pro, vs. Marcus Edwards on 4/10 at EPW, vs. The Painkillers (by DQ) at Rockstar Pro on 4/11. His only loss was in a 7 Man Scramble at IWA Mid-South to Russ Jones on 4/13.

Jock Samson-Unranked last week; WAR Champion beat Kevin Browning in an Arm Wrestling Match, Levi Connors to retain the WAR Title, and hit a fan who tried his luck with him (bad idea) all at The Rumble In Rockford.

Jordynne Grace-Unranked last week; Defeated Chris J on 4/12 and Kaden Sade on 4/13 at IWA Mid-South where she has been virtually unbeatable lately.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 14th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:20 am

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 14th, 2014

1. Ricochet-The Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion went back to Japan this week and well, he was flawless. Is it the Ricochet Power Rankings or the Indy Power Rankings? He has now broken the record for most times at #1 in a single calendar year. He passes Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano, and Kevin Steen for the distinction. After 2 weekend wins, he is 24-5 in his last 29 matches. #9 in the online poll.

2. Melvin Maximus-At this point you can start calling the OVW TV Champion the Rodney Dangerfield of the Indy Power Rankings, because he gets no respect. Yes, he’s a former #1 and a perennial contender each week, but despite 30 straight wins, he has been #2 the last 2 weeks. He won 7 matches over the last 2 weeks, but again, didn’t get the #1 ranking. One thing that several voters have complained about is his strength of competition. Perhaps OVW will start lining up some of their top guys to run into “The Marvelous One” and we’ll see what happens. Regardless, congrats on 30 straight wins and another top 5 ranking. #6 in the online poll.

3. Drake Younger-“The Ultraviolent Golden Boy” came just short of getting his first #1 on his farewell to the indies tour. What he did accomplish, however, is he is the first person to ever win CZW’s Tournament of Death AND Best of the Best, which he accomplished on 4/12 defeating Papadon & Timothy Thatcher in a Way, AR Fox, and then Biff Busick in the finals. Unfortunately, his loss to BJ Whitmer at IWA Mid-South on 4/13 may have cost him #1, but as always, he was a class act in defeat. Indeed, thank you, Drake. #7 in the online poll.

4. Matt Cage-Despite what you might think about how amazing Drake Younger’s week appeared to be, perhaps the biggest single week came from “Money” Matt Cage. First he retained his AAW Heritage title vs. 5 other wrestlers on 4/11, then he defeated Prince Mustafa Ali on 4/12 at DREAMWAVE, before finally capping off the weekend with a HUGE win vs. Kyle O’Reilly at IWA Mid-South on 4/13. After falling out of the Top 10 last week, he has returned with a vengeance.

5. Shane Hollister-The AAW/SCW Heavyweight Champion would have likely been ranked higher on a different week, but this week was uncommon. He went 2-0 with wins vs. Jimmy Jacobs and Marshe Rockett, but unfortunately, he fell a spot due to some big success from other contenders this week. There’s no doubt “The Shug” will use this as fuel in the upcoming weeks in the quest for his 3rd #1 ranking.

6. Uhaa Nation-“The One Man Nation” remains at the same spot from last week despite a very good 3-1 weekend. He started slow as he was defeated by YAMATO at Dragon Gate on 4/8, but bounced back with a tag team win teaming with Masato Yoshino to beat Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk on 4/10. He then rattled off 2 more wins vs. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, and Kzy on 4/12 and Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin, Jimmy Kanda, and Jimmy Kagetora on 4/13. He has won 14 of his last 16 matches with a solid 25-12 record in 2014. He’s still in search of that elusive #1 ranking.

7. Zack Sabre, Jr.-Successful weekend for Sabre as he teamed with Yoshinari Ogawa and defeated Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori on 4/12 to win the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Titles and Masao Inoue & Tatsumi Fujinami on 4/13 to retain the titles at NOAH. He has won 3 straight matches and 4 of 5, overall. Impressive weekend for the superstar from the UK.

8. Heidi Lovelace-Despite getting absolutely no love in the online poll, Heidi did enough to impress the official voters this week with a 5-1 record. 6 matches in the span of 4 days is impressive enough, but to win 5 of the 6 made a big impression. With wins Ian Rotten & Sabrina Sixx at EPW on 4/10, vs. Jessicka Havok & Nevaeh at AAW on 4/11, vs. Angie Skye at SHIMMER on 4/12, vs. Jessicka Havok on 4/13 at SHIMMER, and vs. The Canadian Ninjas & Jessicka Havok on 4/13 at SHIMMER, she made voters to take notice. Her only loss was to Angie Skye on 4/12 at SHIMMER.

9. Kellie Skater-1/2 of Global Green Gangsters makes his first singles appearance in the Top 10 as she went 4-0 over the weekend. Had she not lost to Kimber Lee last week, her ranking could have been even higher. While she is mostly a tag team specialist right now, 1/2 of the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions tore it up this week with 3 tag team wins and a singles win vs. Nikki Storm, who was on a long winning streak until that time. Look out for her in the Tag Team Top 5 as well this week.

10. Benjamin Kimera-The former 2 time #1 in the Indy Power Rankings has won 8 straight, defeating G-Force & Revolution in 6 Man Tag Team action on 4/9 at Rockstar Pro Wrestling and vs. Matt Brannigan on 4/11. While he may not be the “biggest” name on the indies, he makes up for it with a fantastic win-loss record.

Honorable Mention. Robby Starr-NEW OCW Champion after defeating Jeff Cannon for the title on 4/12. People’s Champion a RECORD 215 votes.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
LuFisto
Dylan Drake-#10 in the online poll
James Anthony-#3 in the online poll
Jordynne Grace-#2 in the online poll (2nd all time with 148 votes)
Lince Dorado
Christian Rose
Kahagas
Flex Armstrong
Mia Yim
Athena
Remi Wilkins
Peter Schwanz-#5 in the online poll
Joseph Primer
Jivin’ Jimmy
Da Minnesotan
Ace Perry
Dalton Castle
Derek Neal-#8 in the online poll
Saraya Knight
Danny Cannon
Andy Brown
Jock Samson-#4 in the online poll


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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/7?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:30 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/14/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-lF <---click the link and VOTE!

Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner-Unranked last week but won the online poll with a record 255 votes; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Elvis Pridemore & Leon Shelly on 4/9. 8-1 as a team (as documented) since forming.

The Viking War Party (Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell)-Unranked last week; NEW SNPW Tag Team Champions after defeating former #1 The Hooligans on 4/12 to win the titles and followed that up with a win in a 3 Way at IWA Mid-South on 4/13 vs. Joseph Schwartz and Chase Matthews/Josh Crowe & Marcus Edwards to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Hype Gotti and Abu Colossus-Unranked last week; PWP Tag Team Champions defeated KC Killers to retain the titles.

Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa)-Unranked last week but received votes; SHIMMER Tag Team Champions defeated Leon & Ray on 4/12 to retain the titles, then defeated Rhia O’Reilly & Saraya Knight on 4/13 and Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez as well to go 3-0 on the weekend. They have won 12 straight matches as a team.

Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Ranked #5 last week; NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Xion & Stanley TWICE at NWA SAW on 4/11. They then went to IWA Mid-South on 4/13 where they won a Gauntlet Match vs. The Hooligans, Alex Castle & Frank Wyatt, and The Submission Squad, eliminating every single team from the match.

Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-Unranked last week; They defeated OI4K at CZW to become #1 contenders to the CZW Tag Team Titles on 4/12 and had won 3 straight matches as a team until they lost to JAKA and Chris Dickinson at Beyond on 4/13.

RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma)-Unranked last week; NEW CWF Hollywood Tag Team Champions after defeating Peter Avalon (defending the titles by himself with an injured Ray Rosas sidelined) on 4/13 to win the titles.

Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-Unranked last week; Former 2 time #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 and current AAW Tag Team Champions defeated Rich Swann & Lince Dorado on 4/11 to retain the titles. 5-0 as a team in AAW.

Team Friendship (Mark Shurman & Scotty Slade)-Unranked last week; NECW Tag Team Champions teamed with Tommaso Ciampa and defeated Brian Fury, Matt Taven, & Vinny Marseglia at Chaotic Wrestling on 4/11.

The Scene (Brandon Locke & Scott Reed)-Unranked last week; CW Tag Team Champions defeated The Logan Brothers for a 2nd straight time at Chaotic Wrestling on 4/11.
Generation Genesis (Jeff Boom & Mitch Mitchell)-Unranked last week; NEW NWA FUW Tag Team Champions after defeating Deimos & Kennedy Kendrick on 4/11.

BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)-Ranked #1 last week; IWGP Tag Team Champions teamed with Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga as they were defeated by Captain Taiwan (Captain New Japan), Hirooki Goto, Manabu Nakanishi, & Yuji Nagata on 4/12 but bounced back and retained the IWGP Tag Team Titles vs Captain Taiwan & Hirooki Goto on 4/13.They have won 9 of their last 12 matches. They are 14-8 in 2014 as a team (4-1 as a 2 man team).

Dan Barry and Monsta Mack-Unranked last week; Defeated The Crusade For Change (Darius Carter & TJ Marconi) and Le Tabarnak de Team (Mathieu St-Jacques & Thomas Dubois) and Kevin Graham & Punisher VanSlyke at Beyond Wrestling in a 4 Way on 4/13.

The Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka)-Unranked last week; Defeated Juicy Product to end their 3 match winning streak at Beyond Wrestling on 4/13.

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 14th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:02 am

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1. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)- The NWA Southern Tag Team Champions get their record tying 3rd #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 as a boy and his dog were absolutely unstoppable over the weekend. They defeated Xion & Stanley TWICE at NWA SAW on 4/11. They then went to IWA Mid-South on 4/13 where they won a Gauntlet Match vs. The Hooligans, Alex Castle & Frank Wyatt, and The Submission Squad, eliminating every single team from the match. There really was no debate among the official voters this week. It was a clean sweep among them. #2 in the online poll with 143 votes.

2. Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-The AAW Tag Team Champions and former 2 time #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 defeated Rich Swann & Lince Dorado on 4/11 to retain the titles. They are now 5-0 as a team in AAW. Who would have thought they would be in the Top 5 so many times when 2014 began? It’s been a pleasant surprise to see them do their thing this year.

3. Global Green Gangsters (Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa)-Talk about a team that didn’t get as much respect as they probably deserve! The SHIMMER Tag Team Champions defeated Leon & Ray on 4/12 to retain the titles, then defeated Rhia O’Reilly & Saraya Knight on 4/13 and Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez as well to go 3-0 on the weekend. They have won 12 straight matches as a team. You would think that would be enough to get them a #1 or even a #2, but strong competition held them back. #4 in the online poll.

4. BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-The IWGP Tag Team Champions fell slightly this week as over the weekend they teamed with Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga and were defeated by Captain Taiwan (Captain New Japan), Hirooki Goto, Manabu Nakanishi, & Yuji Nagata on 4/12 but bounced back and retained the IWGP Tag Team Titles vs Captain Taiwan & Hirooki Goto on 4/13.They have won 9 of their last 12 matches and are 14-8 in 2014 as a team (4-1 as a 2 man team). #5 in the online poll.

5. The Viking War Party (Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell)-The NEW SNPW Tag Team Champions make their first appearance in the Tag Team Top 5 after defeating former #1 The Hooligans on 4/12 to win the titles and followed that up with a win in a 3 Way at IWA Mid-South on 4/13 vs. Joseph Schwartz & Chase Matthews/Josh Crowe & Marcus Edwards to go 2-0 on the weekend. Look out for them to pop up more as 2014 rolls along. #3 in the online poll.

Honorable Mention. Generation Genesis (Jeff Boom & Mitch Mitchell)-The People’s Champs this week with 173 votes in the online poll after becoming the NEW NWA FUW Tag Team Champions by defeating Deimos & Kennedy Kendrick on 4/11.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner
Hype Gotti & Abu Colossus
Team Friendship
The Scene
RockNES Monsters
Dan Barry & Monsta Mack
The Doom Patrol
Juicy Product
McCarthy & Douglas
The End
The Painkillers
Reno SCUM
Juice Jennings & Joey Vengeance
The Heatseekers
Joey Janela & Rhett Titus
Washington Bullets

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 4/21/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:45 am

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Aaron Williams-Unranked last week; Rockstar Pro Champion defeated last week’s #10 Benjamin Kimera and Gerome Phillips in a 3 Way Tag Team Match also involving Kyle Craven & Kyron. He also defeated last week’s #8 Heidi Lovelace at TCW on 4/18. He has won 4 straight matches.

Jason Kincaid-Unranked last week; NWA Smoky Mountain Heavyweight Champion won the NWA Smoky Mountain Cup on 4/19 defeating Fred Yehi in the opening round, then moving on to defeat Sugar Dunkerton, Joe Black, Chris Richards, Zac Vincent, and NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Chase Owens in a 6 Way Elimination Final.

Adam Cole-Unranked last week; ROH/PWG World Champion defeated Delirious at ROH Future of Honor 1 on 4/18 and Jimmy Jacobs and Mark Briscoe in a Non-Title 3 Way Elimination Match at ROH Second to None on 4/19. He is 9-3 in singles competition in 2014 and 11-7 overall.

Michael Elgin-Unranked last week; Defeated AJ Styles to pick up one of the biggest wins of his career in a #1 Contenders Match at ROH on 4/19. He has won 6 straight at ROH.

Matt Cross-Unranked last week (#3 two weeks ago); ECWA Super 8 Cup Winner defeated Warchild at BCW Easter Weekend Extravaganza-Night 2 on 4/19.

John McChesney-Unranked last week; Defeated Rhino on 4/18 at BCW and then defeated Krimson on 4/19 to win the BCW Heavyweight Title in a No Count Out, No DQ Match.

Ivelisse-Unranked last week (People’s Champion 2 weeks ago); SHINE Champion defeated Saraya Knight on 4/18 at SHINE 18 to retain the title. She has won 9 straight matches.

Melvin Maximus-Ranked #2 last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Deonta Davis to retain the title on 4/16. Winner of 31 straight matches.

Mace Malone-Unranked last week; MPX Prospects Champion won all the MPX gold on 4/19, defeating Jiggle-O James Johnson & Wally Darkmon in a title vs. title match to capture the MPX Tag Team Titles and then Scott Murdoch to win the MPX Title.

Big Duke-Unranked last week; SCP Heavyweight Champion defeated B-Boy on 4/19 to retain the title at the SCP 7th Year Anniversary show.

Shane Strickland-Unranked last week; CZW Wired TV Champion defeated Gregory Edwards at XWA on 4/19. He has won 2 straight.

Matt Hardy-Unranked last week; Defeated Jason Axe at 2CW on 4/18 and Rionne Fujiwara on 4/19 to go 2-0 on the weekend. Per cagematch.net, he has won 7 straight.

Vinny Marseglia-Unranked last week; TRP Heavyweight Champion went 3-0 on the weekend defeated Ryan Waters to retain the title on 4/17, teaming with Jimmy Nutts & Nick Blackwell to defeat Ken Phoenix, Sam Shields, & Tim Donst on 4/18, and then teaming with Jay Diesel & Moose to defeat Team Benchmark & Zizou Middoux on 4/19.

Ricochet-Ranked #1 last week (and a record 6 times in 2014); Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion defeated YAMATO & Mondai Ryu by DQ on 4/18, YAMATO & Kzy on 4/19, but lost to YAMATO & Cyber Kong in tag team competition on 4/20. He is 19-1 in Japan in 2014. He is 26-6 in his last 32 matches, overall.

Uhaa Nation-Ranked #6 last week; Defeated T-Hawk at Dragon Gate on 4/18, beat Genki Horiguchi on 4/19, but lost to YAMATO & Cyber Kong in tag team competition on 4/20. Winner of 16 of his last 19 matches. 27-13 record in 2014.

Kellie Skater-Ranked #9 last week; ½ of the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions defeated Justine Silver, Kay Lee Ray, and Kimberly on 4/18 at SHINE before losing to Lucha Sisters in a SHINE Tag Team Title Match the same night. 5-1 over the last 2 weeks.

Kevin Steen-Unranked last week; Defeated Alex Shelley at 2CW on 4/18 and teamed with Cliff Compton on 4/19 to defeat Outlaw Inc. at ROH to go 2-0 on the weekend.

Jay Lethal-Unranked last week; ROH TV Champion defeated Jay Diesel on 4/18 at ROH Future of Honor 1 and Cheeseburger at ROH Second to None on 4/19. He has won 4 straight matches.

Nick Ando-Unranked last week; 2CW Heavyweight Champion defeated AR Fox, Colin Delaney , Dalton Castle, Dick Justice, Gregory Iron, and Isys Ephex on 4/18 and Colin Delaney on 4/19 to retain the title. He has won 4 straight matches at 2CW.

James Anthony-Unranked last week; AIWF Cruiserweight Champion defeated Court Montgomery by DQ to retain the title. He has won 5 straight matches.

Trevor Lee-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Ultra J Champion defeated Charlie Weston to retain the title on 4/19.

Arik Royal-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion won a 6 Man Tag on 4/19 vs. The Mecha Mercenary, Michael McAllister, and Corey Edsel by countout and then won a 10 man tag vs. Dale Patricks, Ace Perry, Josh Crane, Tripp Cassidy, and Marcus Edwards the same night.

Barrett Brown-Unranked last week; NEW ACW Hardcore Champion after defeating Matthew Palmer for the title on 4/20.

Ruff Crossing-Unranked last week; PGP Franchise Champion defeated Mr.450 to retain the title on 4/19 at “The Happening.”

Barbi Hayden-Unranked last week; ACW Televised Champion defeated Johnny Axxle, Lil’ Tony, Mr. B, Seph Anunnaki, and Stan Summers in a 6 Way Elimination Match to retain the title on 4/20.

John Rare-Unranked last week;Defeated Spider Boodrow, John Wayne Murdoch, Josh Crow, and Bryant Woods in a TLC Match to unify the IWA Deep South Title and the LXW Intergalactic Title.
Cemetery Baby-Unranked last week; NEW NWA Top of Texas Women’s Champion after defeating Venus Starr for the title.

Andy Brown-Unranked but received votes last week; EWF American Champion defeated Friar Juan Roman on 4/18 to retain the title. Winner of 5 of his last 6 matches.

Shane Hollister-Ranked #5 last week; AAW/SCW Heavyweight Champion defeated J.J. Garrett at Mississippi Valley Wrestling on 4/19. He has won 5 straight matches.

Jordynne Grace-Unranked last week but received votes (2nd in the online poll); Teamed with Dexter Schwartz to defeat the Mississippi Madman on 4/17 at ZERO1 USA.

Blake Steel-Unranked last week; NEW ZERO1 USA Midwest X Division Champ after beating Jonathan Gresham on 4/17. Defeated Justice Jones on 4/19 at PGP The Happening.

Jake Parnell-Unranked last week; ½ of the SNPW Tag Team Champions defeated Billy McNeil and Danny Cannon by countout on 4/19 at Dynamo Pro.

Jake Dirden-Unranked last week; Dynamo Pro Heavyweight Champion defeated Jeremy Wyatt in a No DQ Match to retain the title on 4/19.

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/21?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:50 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 4/21/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-nK <--- Click the link and VOTE!

Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Ranked #1 last week (for a record tying 3rd time); NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Shooting Impact at NWA SAW on 4/18 and The Viking War Party (Frank Wyatt & Alexandre Rudolph) on 4/19 at Beyond Wrestling. They have won 7 straight matches as a team including a gauntlet at IWA Mid-South where they eliminated all 3 tag team opponents.

The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-Unranked last week; Defeated Bodyguy and Bobby Black at OVW on 4/16. Winners of 3 of their last 4 matches with the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16.

Lucha Sisters (Leva and Mia Yim)-Unranked last week; SHINE Tag Team Champions defeated Kellie Skater and Evie to retain the titles on 4/18. Winners of 5 straight matches and 5-1 as a team, overall.

Punisher Van Slyke and Kevin Graham-Unranked last week; 2CW Tag team Champions defeated Team CK in a Fans Bring the Weapons Match on 4/18 to retain the titles but then lost them to Team CK on 4/19. They have won 5 of their last 6 matches at 2CW.

BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)-Ranked #4 last week; IWGP Tag Team Champions lost to Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe on 4/19 but bounced back, teaming with Tama Tonga and defeating El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Togi Makabe on 4/20.They have won 10 of their last 14 matches. They are 15-9 in 2014 as a team (4-2 as a 2 man team).

Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero)-Unranked last week; Teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura to defeat Bad Luck Fale & The Young Bucks on 4/19 and then teamed with Kazuchika Okada and defeated The Young Bucks and Bad Luck Fale on 4/20. They have won 3 straight matches. They are in 3-3 in 2014 as a team.

Unholy Alliance (Tajiri and Mikey Whipwreck)-Unranked last week; Defeated OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist) at 2CW on 4/18 and followed that up with a win vs. AR Fox and Rich Swann at 2CW on 4/19 to go 2-0 as a team on the weekend.

The Normals (Buzz Bloodsaw & Chance Demas)-Unranked last week; PWA Tag Team Champions defeated Da House Party on 4/19 to retain the titles.

The Viking War Party (Jake Parnell & Alexandre Rudolph)-Ranked #5 last week; SNPW Tag Team Champions teamed with Frank Wyatt at Beyond Wrestling’s Sleeper Cell to defeat Jordynne Grace, JJ Garrett, and Mikey. They have won 3 straight matches as a team.

The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-Unranked last week; IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions teamed with Darrell Allen to defeat JC Thunder, RJ Singh, & Stixx at IPW: UK on 4/20. Winners of 4 straight matches.

The Dangerous Bastards (Danny Garnell & Dave Mastiff)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Coffey Brothers at IPW: UK on 4/20. Winners of 2 of their last 3 matches.

BumRush Brothers (Shorty Biggs & The OuTKaSt)-Unranked last week; Dynamo Pro Tag Team Champions defeated Mauler McDarby & Shawn Santel on 4/19 to retain the titles.

Sons of Michigan (Amazing N8 and Ben Boone)-Unranked last week; Defeated the Dead Wrestling Society on 4/19.

Air America (Skylar Kruze & Gavin Daring)-Unranked last week; NWA Smoky Mountain Tag Team Champions defeated The Heatseekers on 4/19.

Team CK (Kage & Sean Carr)-Unranked last week; ECWA Unified Tag Team Champions lost to Kevin Graham & Punisher Van Syke on 4/18 but beat them in a 2CW Tag Team Title 4 Way on 4/19 to regain the 2CW Tag Team Titles.

Los Ben Dejos (Jay Rios & Jay Cruz)-Unranked last week; PWX Tag Team Champions defeated Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page) on 4/18 and The Worst Case Scenario and The Sin City Saints in a 3 Way on 4/19 to retain the titles. They have won 4 straight matches at PWX.

The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)-Unranked last week; Defeated Team Benchmark (Bill Dally & Will Ferrara) at ROH on 4/18. They are 5-2-1 in 2014 and 4-0-1 in straight up 2 on 2 tags.

Team Friendship (Mark Shurman & Scotty Slade)-Unranked but received votes last week; NECW Tag Team Champions teamed with Tommaso Ciampa and defeated Biff Busick, Gregory Edwards, & Hanson at TRP. They are 3-0 together over the last 2 weeks.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)- Unranked last week; PGP and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions went 2-0 over the weekend with wins vs. Alexandre Rudolph and Frank Wyatt at PGP on 4/19 and vs. Matt Cage and Mallaki Matthews at Beyond Wrestling on 4/20. They have won 9 of their last 11 matches.

The Arrogant Bastards (Devin Sparks & Ric Ellis)-Unranked last week; SCP Tag Team Champions defeated Anchors Away on 4/19 to retain the titles. They have won 2 straight and 3 of their last 5 matches.

The Killbillies (Aric Andrews & Evan Banks)-Unranked last week; Teamed with Arik Royal to defeat The Dangerous E-lliance in a 6 Man Tag on 4/19 and then tagged with Arik Royal, Donnie Dollars, & Lance Lude to defeat Ace Perry, Dale Patricks, Josh Crane, Marcus Edwards & Tripp Cassidy as well. They have won 7 of their last 8 matches.

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 21st, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:42 am

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 21st, 2014

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1. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-The NWA Southern Tag Team Champions get the record! Team IOU have now broken the record with 4 #1 rankings in the Tag Team Top 5. They do it on the strength of victories vs. Shooting Impact at NWA SAW on 4/18 and Frank Wyatt & Alexandre Rudolph on 4/19 at Beyond Wrestling. #2 in the online poll with 128 votes.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-The PGP and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions return to the Top 5 after going 2-0 over the weekend with wins vs. Alexandre Rudolph and Frank Wyatt at PGP on 4/19 and vs. Matt Cage and Mallaki Matthews at Beyond Wrestling on 4/20. They have won 9 of their last 11 matches. It was just announced that in July they will finally take on the Young Bucks. They’re getting some great momentum heading into that match at St. Louis Anarchy. #4 in the online poll with 25 votes.

3. The Viking War Party (Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell)-While they do operate under The Freebird Rule (Frank Wyatt being the 3rd member of the Viking War Party), it’s this unit that has been turning heads recently. The SNPW Tag Team Champions teamed with their 3rd member in Frank Wyatt at Beyond Wrestling’s Sleeper Cell to defeat Jordynne Grace, JJ Garrett, and Mikey. They have now won 3 straight matches as a team.

4. Los Ben Dejos (Jay Rios & Jay Cruz)-The PWX Tag Team Champions returned to a very safe territory where they have dominated in recent months. Over the weekend they defeated Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page) on 4/18 and The Worst Case Scenario and The Sin City Saints in a 3 Way on 4/19 to retain the titles. They have won 4 straight matches at PWX. If they can transfer some of that success to some of their upcoming shows in the Illinois area, they’ll be a force to reckon with.

5. The Unholy Alliance (Mikey Whipwreck & Tajiri)-The Tag Team Top 5 took a trip down memory lane and got nostalgic this week as the two ECW greats defeated OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist) at 2CW on 4/18 and followed that up with a win vs. AR Fox and Rich Swann at 2CW on 4/19 to go 2-0 as a team on the weekend. We can only hope that we’ll get to see more of them together in 2014. If not, it was fun while it lasted. #5 in the online poll with 15 votes.

Honorable Mention. The Normals (Buzz Bloodsaw & Chance Demas)-The People’s Champs this week with 175 votes in the online poll after defeating Da House Party on 4/19 to retain the PWA Tag Team Titles.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The Killbillies-#3 in the online poll
Air America
Arrogant Bastards
London Riots
Lucha Sisters
Team Friendship
BumRush Brothers
The Skywalkers
Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
Forever Hooligans
Dangerous Bastards
Team CK
Punisher Van Slyke & Kevin Graham
The Briscoes
The Fraternity

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