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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 4/28/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:20 am

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Michael Elgin-Ranked #7 last week; AIW Absolute Champion defeated Colin Delaney on 4/25 to retain the title and followed that up with a win vs. Amazing Red at Squared Circle Live to go 2-0 on the weekend. 4-0 the last 2 weeks.

Athena-Unranked last week; AIW Women’s Champion defeated Nikki Storm on 4/25 to retain the title. She is 8-3-1 in 2014.

Ricochet-Ranked #2 last week; Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion tagged with Masato Yoshino to defeat Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin and Jimmy Kanda on 4/26 but lost a 6 Man tag to T-Hawk, Eita, and Flamita on 4/27. He is 20-2 in Japan in 2014. He is 27-7 in his last 34 matches, overall.

Uhaa Nation-Ranked #8 last week; Defeated YAMATO, BxB Hulk, & Kzy in a 6 Man Tag on 4/26 and then Kotoka on 4/27. Winner of 18 of his last 21 matches. 29-13 record in 2014.

Melvin Maximus-Ranked #1 last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Bodyguy & Eddie Diamond to retain the title on 4/23, teamed with Royal Red and Elvis Pridemore to defeat Leon Shelly, Deonta Davis, & Raul Lamotta on 4/25, and finally Jay Best on 4/26. Winner of 34 straight matches.

Dave Mastiff-Unranked last week; Defeated Charlie Garrett at PCW SpringSlam 2014 on 4/25. He has won 3 straight (not counting the IPW: UK 30 Man Battle Royal).

Martin Kirby-Unranked last week; Teamed with Kris Travis to defeat Mark Haskins & Petey Williams at SWE Risky Business 3 on 4/26, and then Dean Allmark to advance to the Speed King 2014 Tournament finals where he defeated AR Fox, Kay Lee Ray, Pete Dunne, Robbie X, and Will Ospreay to win the tournament.

Hanson-Unranked last week; Defeated Biff Busick at Chaotic Wrestling on 4/25. He has won 6 out of his last 7 matches.

Ruff Crossing-Unranked last week but received votes; PGP Franchise Champion defeated Alexandre Rudolph (1/2 of the Tag Team Top 5 #3 last week) at Strong Style Wrestling on 4/25.

Russ Jones-Unranked last week; Defeated Rhino at Strong Style Wrestling on 4/25

Jock Samson-Unranked last week but received votes; WAR Champion split the weekend with a loss to the legendary Honky Tonk Man but bounced back with a successful title defense making him 6-0 as WAR Champ.

Matt Macintosh-Unranked last week; PWS Tri-State Champion defeated Damian Gibbs, Synron, Starman, The Drunken Swashbuckler, and The Lifeguard to retain the title in a 6 Way at PWS on 4/26.

Mario Bokara-Unranked last week; Defeated Homicide at PWS on 4/26 and then defeated Bonesaw and Kevin Matthews to win the PWS Heavyweight Title later that night.

El Ridiculoso-Unranked last week; Defeated Chris Kadillak on 4/26 to win the AWS Light Heavyweight Title

B-Boy-Unranked last week; AWS Heavyweight Champion defeated Tyler Bateman on 4/26 to retain the title

Hudson Envy-Unranked last week; AWS Women’s Champion defeated Cole Pistol on 4/26 to retain the title

Chrissy Rivera-Unranked last week; NYWC Starlet Champion defeated Marti Belle on 4/26 to retain the title

Mike Posey-Unranked last week; Defeated Mikael Judas in a No Count Out, No DQ Match to win the Anarchy Heavyweight Title

Mace Malone-Unranked last week but received votes; MPX Champion defeated Keith Lee at PCW There Will Be Blood on 4/26

Christian York-Unranked last week; MCW Heavyweight Champion defeated Drolix on 4/25 to retain the title

Chuck Lennox-Unranked last week; Defeated Ruckus to win the MCW Rage Television Title on 4/25

Jocephus-Unranked last week; Resistance Pro Heavyweight Champion defeated Marshe Rockett to retain the title on 4/25

Mickie Knuckles-Unranked last week; NEW Resistance Pro Women’s Champion after defeating D’Arcy Dixon on 4/25

Jeckles the Jester-Unranked last week; NEW SPW Extreme Champion after winning an 8 Man Fans Bring the Weapons Match on 4/27

Hakim Zane-Unranked last week; NEW XICW Midwest Champion after defeating The DBA on 4/27 to win the title.

Dysfunction-Unranked last week; NEW UPW Champion after defeating Seth Gambino in a Fans Bring the Weapons Match AND winner of 2 more matches to become The Lord of Hardcore 2014

Shane Strickland-Unranked last week; CZW Wired TV Champion went 2-0 on the weekend, defeating and ending the win streak of Matt Cross and then retaining the title vs. Joe Gacy on 4/27.

Adam Thornstowe-Unranked last week; Defeated Ryan Chaump at SPW on 4/27

Flex Armstrong-Unranked last week; BTW Heavyweight Champion went 2-0 over the weekend, defeating Jeff Jarrett not once, but twice

Nadia Sapphire-Unranked last week; First ever Coventry Pro Wrestling Women’s Champion after the title win on 4/26

Trevor Lee-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Ultra J Champion defeated Adam Page at OMEGA Wrestling on 4/26 to run his win streak to 3 straight

Mikey McFinnigan-Unranked last week; Defeated Jo Jo Bravo at SNPW on 4/26

Daniel Eads-Unranked last week; Defeated Mallaki Matthews at SICW on 4/26

Big Duke-Unranked last week; SCP Heavyweight Champion defeated Ric Ellis on 4/25

Jay Lethal-Unranked last week but received votes; ROH TV Champion defeated Mike Reed on 4/26 at Inspire Pro Wrestling to win his 5th straight match

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 28th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:43 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 28th, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-pp

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1. Melvin Maximus-He did it again! The “Marvelous” OVW TV Champion gets his 3rd #1 in the Indy Power Rankings this week after 3 wins this week, extending his win streak to 34 straight. He defeated Bodyguy & Eddie Diamond in a 3 Way to retain the title on 4/23, teamed with Royal Red and Elvis Pridemore to defeat Leon Shelly, Deonta Davis, & Raul Lamotta on 4/25, and beat Jay Best on 4/26. This #1 ranking puts him ahead of Rockstar Spud & Randy Royal for most #1 rankings by an OVW TV Champion.

2. Michael Elgin-The #1 in the 2014 IPR 100 shoots up the Top 10 this week with a little luck from people ahead of him losing and a couple of impressive wins. On 4/25 he defended his AIW Absolute Title successfully vs. Colin Delaney. On 4/27 he defeated Amazing Red at Squared Circle Live. “The Unbreakable” one has now won 4 straight and now that he’s got some momentum going, look the hell out!

3. Uhaa Nation-“The One Man Nation” continued his dominance of Dragon Gate in 2014 over the weekend. Granted, he has yet to be able to reach the #1 spot, but outside of Ricochet, very few have been more successful there. This week he defeated YAMATO, BxB Hulk, & Kzy in a 6 Man Tag on 4/26 and then Kotoka on 4/27. He has won 18 of his last 21 matches and has a 29-13 record in 2014. Now that he’s this high in the rankings, his best opportunities to get a #1 ranking are coming up.

4. Martin Kirby-He’s been seen before on the Tag Team Top 5 ballot, but this week he teamed with Kris Travis to defeat Mark Haskins & Petey Williams at SWE Risky Business 3 on 4/26, and then beat Dean Allmark to advance to the Speed King 2014 Tournament finals where he defeated AR Fox, Kay Lee Ray, Pete Dunne, Robbie X, and Will Ospreay to win the tournament. One magical night gets him a very high ranking and the opportunity to build on that success.

5. Ricochet-Relatively speaking and comparing what he’s done in previous weeks/months, this is a pretty low ranking for the DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate/Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion. That being said, it’s still a ranking and something he can build upon. Over the weekend he tagged with Masato Yoshino to defeat Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin and Jimmy Kanda on 4/26 but lost a 6 Man tag to T-Hawk, Eita, and Flamita on 4/27. He is 20-2 in Japan in 2014 and is 27-7 in his last 34 matches, overall.

6. Shane Strickland-The CZW Wired TV Champion has been getting snubbed off and on for months and FINALLY, he breaks through with a very good weekend. He went 2-0 defeating and ending the win streak of Matt Cross and then retaining the title vs. Joe Gacy on 4/27. With the wins he’s picking up as champion, expect to see him in the Top 10 more frequently in 2014.

7. Dysfunction-It was an impressive weekend for the former Weedman of JCW as he not only won the UPW Title on 4/26, he won the Lord of Hardcore Tournament. This is his first appearance in the Top 10 and if he can have another weekend like that, it definitely won’t be his last. #7 in the online poll

8. Jay Lethal-The ROH TV Champion makes another appearance in the Top 10 after a victory vs. Mike Reed on 4/26 at Inspire Pro Wrestling. That match alone was good, but it’s the fact that it’s his 5th straight win that got the attention of the official voters this week. Lethal is on a roll and the rankings are starting to bear that out!

9. Trevor Lee-The CWF Mid-Atlantic Ultra J Champion defeated Adam Page at OMEGA Wrestling on 4/26 to run his win streak to 3 straight. He is another very talented wrestler that has been snubbed more often than not, but those days appear to be at an end. If he can keep this win streak going, he’s going to be someone to look out for in the upcoming weeks and months.

10. Jock Samson-The fans came out in full force for the WAR Champion as they “Jocked the vote” and earned him 157 votes and the “People’s Champ” award for the week after narrowly losing a match to the Honky Tonk Man, but bouncing back with another title defense. He may prefer to be the “People’s Drunk” but either way, it was the people that snuck him into the #10 spot this week.

Honorable Mention. Athena-The AIW Women’s Champion just misses out on the Top 10 after defeating Nikki Storm on 4/25 to retain the title. She has a very good record of 8-3-1 in 2014

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Flex Armstrong
Mikey McFinnigan-#3 in the online poll
Dave Mastiff
Hanson
Ruff Crossing-#6 in the online poll
Mickie Knuckles
Jordynne Grace
B-Boy
Mario Bokara-#8 in the online poll
Mike Posey
Mace Malone-#9 in the online poll
Spider Boodrow
Chance Prophet
Tim Donst
Adam Thornstowe-#5 in the online poll
Hakim Zane-#2 in the online poll
Nadia Sapphire-#10 in the online poll
Chrissy Rivera
Matt Macintosh
Jeckles the Jester
Drew Gulak
JJ Steel
Drake Younger
Hudson Envy
Chuck Lennox
Kimber Lee
Tapu
Tommaso Ciampa
Jocephus
Russ Jones-#4 in the online poll
Danger Dean


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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for 4/28/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:28 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for 4/28/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-pr <--Click the link and VOTE!

Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Ranked #1 last week (for a record breaking 4th time); NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Eric Darkstorm and Ali Shabazz at NWA SAW on 4/25. They have won 8 straight matches as a team including a gauntlet at IWA Mid-South where they eliminated all 3 tag team opponents.

Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner-Unranked last week; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Bud Dwight and Deonta Davis on 4/26. 9-1 as a team (as documented) since forming.

Heidi Lovelace & Angelus Layne-Unranked last week; Defeated Reed Bentley & Alex Castle at SNPW on 4/26 for the 2nd straight week.

The Viking War Party (Jake Parnell & Alexandre Rudolph)-Ranked #3 last week; SNPW Tag Team Champions defeated Cole James and Scott Parker to retain the titles. They have won 4 straight matches as a team.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #2 last week (and 3 times at #1 previously); PGP and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions went 2-0 over the weekend with wins vs. Matt Cage and Christian Rose at Strong Style Wrestling on 4/25 and vs. Chris Jones and Austin Steele on 4/26 at SNPW. They have won 11 of their last 13 matches.

Idris Jackson & JR Kratos-Unranked last week; NEW GRPW Tag Team Champions after winning the GRPW Tag Team Title Tournament on 4/26 by defeating The Shooters Club and then The Suburban Commandos and The Westside Bad Boys in a Ladder Match.

Jollyville Fuck-Its (Russ Myers & T-Money)-AIW Tag Team Champions defeated Eric Ryan & Rickey Shane Page and Flip Kendrick & The Duke in a 3 Way to retain the titles on 4/25. They have won 9 straight matches as a team.

Joey Janela and Rhett Titus-Unranked last week; JCW Tag Team Champions defeated The Contingent (Myke Quest & Nick Kaye) on 4/26 to retain the titles. They are 5-0 as a team.

The Painkillers-Unranked last week; Defeated Chaz Montana and Dickie Bronson at XICW in Detroit on 4/27.

Rack and Sack (Dickie Rodz and Nikki Adams)-Unranked last week; NEW NYWC Tag Team Champions defeated Jesse Vane and Matthew Justice to win the titles on 4/26 at April Reign.

Jesse Judge and Brett Powers-Unranked last week; NEW UPW Tag Team Champions after defeating Peter Schwanz and Jordy Lee for the titles on 4/26.

The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-Unranked last week; Defeated Bodyguy and Big Jon at OVW on 4/23. Winners of 4 of their last 5 matches with the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16.

BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)-Unranked last week; IWGP Tag Team Champions beat Captain New Japan, Tanahashi, & Makabee on 4/23, beat Nakanishi & Makabe on 4/24, lost to Tanahashi, Taguchi, & Makabe on 4/25, and then defeated Tanahashi, Taguchi, & Makabe on 4/26. They have won 13 of their last 18 matches. They are 18-10 in 2014 as a team (4-2 as a 2 man team).

Los Ben Dejos (Jay Rios & Jay Cruz)-Ranked #4 last week; PWX Tag Team Champions lost at USWA on 4/25 but bounced back on 4/26 at Inspire Pro Wrestling, defeating Tha Nuyoricanz to go 1-1 on the weekend.

Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero)-Unranked last week; They beat Young Bucks & Bad Luck Fale on 4/23, lost to Young Bucks, Bad Luck Fale, & Tama Tonga on 4/24, defeated Bad Luck Fale, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson on 4/25, and then lost to Bad Luck Fale, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson on 4/26. They are in 5-5 in 2014 as a team.

Team CK (Kage & Sean Carr)-Unranked last week but received votes; ECWA Unified Tag Team /2CW Tag Team Champions defeated Juan Jeremy and Chris Romano at GSW on 4/26. They have won 2 straight matches.

Salt N’ Pimpin (Daniel Torch & Virgil Flynn)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Legacy of Brutality on 4/27 to win the SPW Tag Team Titles in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match.
The Lone Rangers (Jay Silva & Pat Buck)-Unranked last week; Defeated Alex & Kyle Reynolds on 4/26 at PWS to retain the PWS Tag Team Titles. They are 3-0 as a team.

Los Bandidos (Rico Dynamite & Tito Escondido)-Unranked last week; AWS Tag Team Champions defeated Famous B & Mikey O’Shea to retain the titles on 4/26. They have won 4 straight 2 on 2 tag team matches.

The Black Wall Street (Napalm Bomb & Solo)-Unranked last week; Defeated Buck Chyld & G-Fed to retain the MCW Tag Team Titles.

Juicy Product (David Starr & JT Dunn)-Unranked last week; NEW CZW World Tag Team Champions after defeating The Beaver Boys on 4/27 to win the titles.

Crusade for Change (TJ Marconi & Darius Carter)-Unranked last week; Defeated Of Mice and Men at Beyond Wrestling on 4/27.

Tremendous Investigations, Inc. (Bill Carr & Dan Barry)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Front at CZW to Infinity on 4/27. They have won 4 of their last 5 matches.

The Unlucky Charms(“The Primal” Kris Knox & “The Grand Design” Clyde Braddock)-Unranked last week; The GCW Tag Team Champions (5 times) defeated The Five Star Fight Club on 4/26 to retain the titles.

Gentleman John Campbell and Jeff Clouse-Unranked last week; NEW MWO Tag Team Champions after WrestleRama XX, defeating Fat Tony Caurdiea and Ricky Caurdiea.

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 5/5/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon May 05, 2014 2:56 am

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Michael Elgin-Ranked #2 last week; AIW Absolute Champion defeated Jonathan Gresham at IWA Mid-South on 5/1 and teamed with Ethan Page to retain the AAW Tag Team Titles vs. Josh Alexander and Jake Crist on 5/2 but lost to Nick Brubaker at DREAMWAVE on 5/3. 6-1 the last 3 weeks.

Ricochet-Ranked #5 last week; Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion tagged with Shingto Takagi and defeated YAMATO & Cyber Kong on 4/28, then teamed with Masato Yoshino to defeat Jimmy Susumu & 504 on 4/29. He then teamed with Masato Yoshino again in a losing effort vs. YAMATO & Naruki Doi on 5/3, but bounced back with a win, teaming with Uhaa Nation and Akira Tozawa to defeat YAMATO, BxB Hulk, and Cyber Kong on 5/4. He is 23-3 in Japan in 2014. He is 30-8 in his last 38 matches, overall.

Uhaa Nation-Ranked #3 last week; Teamed with Akira Tozawa to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki and Dragon Kid on 4/28 and then lost to YAMATO & Cyber Kong on 4/29. He then teamed with Shingo Takagi & Akira Tozawa to defeat T-Hawk, Eita, and Flamita on 5/3 and then teamed with Ricochet and Akira Tozawa to defeat YAMATO, BxB Hulk, and Cyber Kong on 5/4. Winner of 21 of his last 25 matches. 32-14 record in 2014.

Melvin Maximus-Ranked #1 last week; OVW TV Champion went to a double countout with Paredyse on 4/30 and defeated Jay Best on 5/1. 35-0-1 in his last 36 matches.

Matt Cage-Unranked last week; AAW Heritage Champion defeated CJ Esparza on 5/2 to retain the title and then defeated Chris Hero on 5/3 at DREAMWAVE.

Johnny Miyagi-Unranked last week; IWE Maine Champion went 3-0 over the weekend, including 2 successful title defenses.

Leah Von Dutch-Unranked last week; Won 3 matches in a row on 5/3 to win the VOW Queen of the Ring Tournament as she defeated Renee Michelle, Jessie Kaye & Allysin Kay in a 3 Way, and Devyn Nicole in the Finals. She then defeated Jasmin and Ingrid in a Triple Threat Match for the CCW Ladies Championship to go 4-0 on the weekend.

Russ Jones-Unranked last week but received votes; Defeated Jake Omen at JCW on 5/2 and defeated Jimmy Jacobs at MCPW on 5/3.

Matt Cross-Unranked last week; NEW (and 1st ever) Smash Wrestling Champion after defeating Johnny Gargano and then outlasting Takaaki Watanabe, Kevin Steen, Chris Hero, and Josh Alexander to win the gold on 5/4.

Jeremy Wyatt-Unranked last week; 3-0 weekend after defeating Aaron Masterson, then winning a Royal Rumble Style Battle Royal, and then defeating Mike Sydal on 5/3 at Dynamo Pro.

Mat Fitchett-Unranked last week; Teamed with Christian Rose to defeat Arik Cannon and Devin Cutter on 5/2 at SLA and then won a 6 Way Match vs. Angelus Layne, Brandon Espinosa, Christian Rose, Evan Gelistico, and Zakk Sawyers.

Kellan Thomas-Unranked last week; NCW Heavyweight Champion defeated Doug Summers on 5/2 at NCW Reunion of Chaos to retain the title.Winner of 3 straight matches.

EJ Risk-Unranked last week; VPW New York State Champion defeated Ricky Reyes in a Long Island Street Fight on 5/3.

Kevin Tibbs-Unranked last week; NEW VPW Champion after defeating Kevin Tibbs in a Steel Cage Match on 5/3.

Rob Araujo-Unranked last week; NCW New England Champion defeated Triplelicious on 5/2 to retain the title. Winner of 4 straight matches.

Jock Samson-Ranked #10 last week (#1 in the online poll-People’s Champ); WAR Champion defeated Remi Wilkins
with a successful title defense on 5/3 making him 7-0 as WAR Champ.

Mikey Webb-Unranked last week; LPW Heavyweight Champion defeated Dijack on 5/3 to retain the title.

Matt Hardy-Unranked last week; Won 2 matches in one night at MCW to become the NEW MCW Heavyweight Champion. According to cagematch.net, he has won 10 straight matches.

Trent Barreta-Unranked last week; FIP World Heavyweight Champion went 2-0 on the weekend, defeating Trevor Lee on 5/2 and Roderick Strong on 5/3 by DQ.

Caleb Konley-Unranked last week; PWX Heavyweight Champion went 2-0 on the weekend at FIP, defeating Jesus De Leon on 5/2 and Blake Edward Belakus on 5/3.

Arik Royal-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion defeated Donnie Dollars on 5/3 to retain the title. He has won 3 straight matches and has successfully defended the title 23 times.

Manny Garcia-Unranked last week; NEW CWF Mid-Atlantic TV Champion after defeating Mark James for the title on 5/3.

Famous B-Unranked last week; NEW Santino Bros Submission Champion after defeating Fern Owens, Laberinto, and Tito Escondido in a one night tournament to win the title on 5/2.

AJ Styles-Unranked last week; NEW IWGP Heavyweight Champion after defeating Kazuchika Okada on 5/2 to win the title.

Ashton Christopher-Unranked last week; NEW IPW Unified Champion after defeating AJ Smooth in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match on 5/3.

Brock Hall-Unranked last week; NEW WPW Innovative Champion after winning the title on 5/3

James Anthony-Unranked last week; AIWF Cruiserweight Champion went 2-0 with 2 title defenses over the weekend to run his win streak to 4 straight.

Gerald James/Gary Jay-Unranked last week; SLA Champion defeated Takaaki Watanabe in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match on 5/2.

Shane Hollister-Unranked last week; AAW/SCW Heavyweight Champion defeated Jimmy Jacobs and Kevin Steen in a 3 Way to retain the AAW Title on 5/2, defeated Marek Brave & Stephen King to retain the SCW Title on 5/3 but lost in a Gauntlet at DREAMWAVE to Chris Castro. He has won 7 of his last 9 matches.

Rhett Giddins-Unranked last week; NEW SCW Florida Champion after defeating Moose on 5/3 at BELIEVE 69. According to wrestlingdata.com, he is 10-0 in 2014.

Scott Sexton-Unranked last week; Defeated Jeff Jarrett at UCW Flash Point on 5/3 with a vicious DDT

Leland Race-Unranked last week; NEW WLW Champion after defeating Elvis Aliaga on 5/3.

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

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue May 06, 2014 3:05 am

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

Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Ranked #1 last week (for a record breaking 5th time); NWA Southern Tag Team teamed with LT Falk on 5/2 to defeat Kevin Weatherby, Gator McAllister, and Tim Jernigan at NWA SAW, but lost in a 4 Way at JCW on 5/3 and then lost to Generation of Doom (Matt Maverick & Doomsday) at IWA-U on 5/4. They have won 9 of their last 11 matches as a team including a gauntlet at IWA Mid-South where they eliminated all 3 tag team opponents.

Juicy Product (David Starr & JT Dunn)-Ranked #4 last week; CZW World Tag Team Champions defeated Roderick Strong and Rich Swann to win the FIP Tag Team Titles to become Double Champions on 5/2 and then retained them on 5/3 vs. Gran Akuma & Tim Donst, John Skyler & Trevor Lee, and Jason Cade & Aaron Solo in an Elimination Rules Match. They are 3-0 the last 2 weeks.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #2 last week (and 3 times at #1 previously); PGP and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions went to a draw with Murder One and Alexandre Rudolph on 5/3 at UIW. They have won 11 of their last 14 matches (2 losses).

Rage and The Machine (Michael McAlister & The Mecha Mercenary)-Unranked last week; CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions defeated The Killbillies and Chase Dakota & Ric Converse on 5/3 in a 3 Way Match to retain the titles.

Helter Skelter (Alex Castle & Markus Crane)-Unranked last week; DREAMWAVE Tag Team Champions defeated Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin to retain the titles on 5/3.

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Unranked last week; HOG, PWG, ROH, and IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions defeated Forever Hooligans on 5/2 to retain the IWGP Junior Tag Titles. 8-3 in 2 man team tag team matches in 2014 (4 Ways, 3 Ways, etc… included but not 6 man and 8 man tags).

Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-Unranked last week; AAW Tag Team Champions defeated Jake Crist & Josh Alexander in a Ladder Match on 5/2 to retain the titles. 6-0 as a team.

The Black Wall Street (Napalm Bomb & Solo)-Unranked last week but received votes; Defeated The Hell Cats and Freaks Unleashed in a Triple Threat Match to retain the MCW Tag Team Titles. They are 2-0 the last 2 weeks and are 3-0 as a team.

Da House Party (Cooley-K & K-MC)-Unranked last week; VPW Tag Team Champions defeated The Down Boyz (Steve & Tony) on 5/3 to retain the titles.

Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner-Unranked last week but received votes; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Bud Dwight and Eddie Diamond on 4/30. 10-1 as a team (as documented) since forming.

The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & Mark Angelosetti)-Unranked last week; Defeated Haack and Slash and Bill Daly & Will Ferrara to move on in the WIF! Tag World Grand Prix.

Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy (Lance Steel & Jolly Roger)-Unranked last week; Defeated Bloc Party and The Wrecking Crew to move on in the WIF! Tag World Grand Prix.

The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-Unranked last week but received votes; Defeated Deonta Davis & Jay Best on 4/30. Winners of 5 of their last 6 matches with the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16.

The Bucky Boys (Davey Boy & Stevie Boy)-Unranked last week; Defeated The New Age Kliq and The Sumerian Death Squad to win the ICW Tag Team Titles on 5/4.

The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-Unranked last week; IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions defeated The Coffey Brothers on 5/4 at ICW to run their win streak to 5 straight.

The Brutes (Jimmy Parker & Mark James)-Unranked last week; BPW Tag Team Champions defeated Adam Page & Lee Valiant over the weekend. They have won 5 straight and they are 6-1 as a team, overall since forming.

The Savages (Eddie Graves & Teddy Stigma)-Unranked last week; Defeated Los Ben Dejos at FIP on 5/2 and then teamed with Johnny Vandal and defeated Los Ben Dejos & Leva at FIP on 5/3 in a 6 Man Tag to go 2-0 on the weekend.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 5th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed May 07, 2014 2:53 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 5th, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-qD

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1. Uhaa Nation-“The One Man Nation” finally got the #1 spot! He’s been ranked countless times but he finally cashes in a #1 ranking this week after over a year. Last week he teamed with Akira Tozawa to defeat Masaaki Mochizuki and Dragon Kid on 4/28 and then lost to YAMATO & Cyber Kong on 4/29. He then teamed with Shingo Takagi & Akira Tozawa to defeat T-Hawk, Eita, and Flamita on 5/3 and then teamed with Ricochet and Akira Tozawa to defeat YAMATO, BxB Hulk, and Cyber Kong on 5/4. He has won 21 of his last 25 matches and has a very impressive 32-14 record in 2014. It truly is Uhaa’s time. Next up is EVOLVE and then it’s on to the UK for the big man. #10 in the online poll.

2. Matt Cage-Not that he was chopped liver in 2013, but in 2014, he has been absolutely “Money” as the AAW Heritage Champion has had an impressive reign as champion. Over the weekend he managed to defeat CJ Esparza on 5/2 to retain the title and then he went to DREAMWAVE where he scored (arguably) a big upset, defeating Chris Hero on 5/3. He’s looking for his 3rd #1 ranking, but in order to achieve that, he’ll need to pick up a few more wins in the upcoming weeks and try to remain flawless.

3. Matt Cross-“M-Dogg” has been on fire as of late. First he won the ECWA Super 8 and now he has added a little gold to his trophy case. He is the NEW (and 1st ever) Smash Wrestling Champion after defeating Johnny Gargano and then outlasting Takaaki Watanabe, Kevin Steen, Chris Hero, and Josh Alexander to win the gold on 5/4. With his vast array of aerial skill, he’s been teaching all of his opponents to fear the beard. #8 in the online poll.

4. Ricochet-While he may not be the king of the Indy Power Rankings at the moment, he doesn’t appear to be leaving the Top 10 any time soon. The former (current for the voting period) Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion and DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion tagged with Shingto Takagi and defeated YAMATO & Cyber Kong on 4/28, then teamed with Masato Yoshino to defeat Jimmy Susumu & 504 on 4/29. He then teamed with Masato Yoshino again in a losing effort vs. YAMATO & Naruki Doi on 5/3, but bounced back with a win, teaming with Uhaa Nation and Akira Tozawa to defeat YAMATO, BxB Hulk, and Cyber Kong on 5/4. He is 23-3 in Japan in 2014 and is 30-8 in his last 38 matches, overall.

5. Leah Von Dutch-What a weekend for LVD as she won 3 matches in a row on 5/3 to win the VOW Queen of the Ring Tournament as she defeated Renee Michelle, Jessie Kaye & Allysin Kay in a 3 Way, and Devyn Nicole in the Finals. She then defeated Jasmin and Ingrid in a Triple Threat Match for the CCW Ladies Championship to go 4-0 on the weekend. For a single weekend, she was absolutely unstoppable.

6. Michael Elgin-Despite a loss to Nick Brubaker on 5/3 and Chris Hero on 5/4, the voters still viewed Elgin as “Unbreakable” after the AIW Absolute Champ defeated Jonathan Gresham at IWA Mid-South on 5/1 and teamed with Ethan Page to retain the AAW Tag Team Titles vs. Josh Alexander and Jake Crist on 5/2. He dropped a bit from last week, but he is still 6-2 the last 3 weeks.

7. AJ Styles-It was a career victory for “The Phenomenal One” as he represented the BULLET CLUB well, defeating Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Title on 5/2. While some may debate whether New Japan is technically an indy, AJ’s independent wrestler status qualifies him for the Top 10 and he has been a pretty regular fixture here since he has left TNA. Time will tell if he can continue that success now that he has captured some gold. #9 in the online poll.

8. Shane Hollister-“The Shug” has been absolutely awesome in 2014. Over the weekend the AAW/SCW Heavyweight Champion defeated Jimmy Jacobs and Kevin Steen in a 3 Way to retain the AAW Heavyweight Title on 5/2, defeated Marek Brave & Stephen King to retain the SCW Heavyweight Title on 5/3 but lost in a Gauntlet at DREAMWAVE to Chris Castro. He has won 7 of his last 9 matches and his strength of competition has really helped him return to the Top 10 this week.

9. Melvin Maximus-It was just a draw, but the non-win for the “Marvelous” OVW TV Champion really dropped him down the Top 10 in favor of some of the bigger names this week. He went to a double countout with Paredyse on 4/30 and then defeated Jay Best on 5/1. Despite, the lack of a win on 4/30, he is still 35-0-1 in his last 36 matches. Voters felt that his strength of competition has hindered him a bit and when he didn’t win, it hurt his standing. While his place in the Top 10 may be questionable, his dominance in 2014 has not been questionable at all.

10. Johnny Miyagi-The IWE Maine Heavyweight Champion had a very good run over the weekend and voters definitely noticed. He went 3-0 with 2 successful title defenses and now he gets his first spot in the Top 10. There’s been a few close but no cigar moments for Miyagi as of late, but this was first time ranked. Congrats to him. #4 in the online poll.

Honorable Mention. Matt Hardy-NEW MCW Champion after 2 big wins in one night.

People’s Champion. Jock Samson-You can call him “The People’s Champ” or “The People’s Drunk” but the WAR Champion has earned this award by being #1 in the poll for 2 weeks straight.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
James Anthony-#2 in the online poll
Famous B
Russ Jones-#5 in the online poll
Rhett Giddins
Trent Barreta
Arik Royal
Mat Fitchett
Jeremy Wyatt-#6 in the online poll
Caleb Konley
Gary Jay
Manny Garcia
Scott Sexton-#7 in the online poll
Alex Mason
Sylar Graves
Ashton Christopher
Rob Araujo
Kellan Thomas
Leland Race
Brock Hall-#3 in the online poll
Mikey Webb


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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 5th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed May 07, 2014 11:16 am

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1. Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-What an insane run it’s been for this tag team. Last week they won the CZW World Tag Team Titles and this week they won AND defended the FIP World Tag Team Titles! Add to that, they are now the first team, and in fact first PERIOD (singles or tag), to ever sweep the #1 ranking in the votes. All official voters had Juicy Product at #1 this week as did The Viking War Party and finally, the fan poll had them at #1 as well. They are your #1 AND The People’s Champs this week with 61 online votes. What more really needs to be said about this team? 3 wins in 2 weeks with 2 title victories. Absolutely amazing.

2. Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-Much like Juicy Product at #1, across the board almost, this team collected votes after once again retaining their AAW Tag Team Titles. This time they defeated Josh Alexander and Jake Crist in a Ladder Match on 5/2 to run their record as a team there to 6-0. Had it not been for Juicy Product’s amazing 2 week run, it’s likely they would have grabbed the #1 spot this week. You can’t take anything away from what they’ve accomplished this year as they have turned away every single challenger in their path.

3. Rage and The Machine (Michael McAllister & Mecha Mercenary)-Here is a team that maybe isn’t getting the type of hype they probably deserve. They are the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions and have successfully defended those titles on multiple occasions. On 5/3, they added to that impressive string of victories as they retained vs. The Killbillies and Chase Dakota & Ric Converse in a 3 Way Match. This isn’t their first time getting a mention in the Tag Team Top 5 and it likely won’t be their last.

4. The Brutes (Jimmy Parker & Mark James)-This is a team that seemingly came out of nowhere this week, but in reality, they’ve been picking up wins for quite a while. The BPW Tag Team Champions defeated Adam Page & Lee Valiant over the weekend to once again retain their titles. They have won 5 straight and they are 6-1 as a team, overall since forming. Good starting position for them. If they can keep this momentum going, there’s no doubt they have what it takes to climb the Top 5 ladder. #3 in the online poll.

5. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-The Tag Team Top 5 was sorely missing one of the most popular and successful tag teams in the world and this week, they returned after a big victory vs. Forever Hooligans on 5/2 to retain the IWGP Junior Tag Team Titles. They are 8-3 in 2 man tag team matches in 2014 (4 Ways, 3 Ways, etc…included but not 6 Man and 8 Man Tags). They have another chance to impress this weekend and shoot for their first #1 of the year as they take on Forever Hooligans and The Time Splitters at ROH. Tied for #5 in the online poll.

Honorable Mention. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-NWA Southern Tag Team Champions went 1-2 over the weekend, but got the fan support to push them to an Honorable Mention as they were #2 in the online poll.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The London Riots
Black Wall Street
Dylan Bostic & The Mexicutioner
The Skywalkers
The Hooligans-Tied for #5 in the online poll
Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy-#4 in the online poll
Helter Skelter
The Throwbacks
The Savages
The Leatherheads

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 5/12/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon May 12, 2014 4:18 am

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Melvin Maximus-Ranked #9 last week; OVW TV Champion defeated Stuart Miles by countout on 5/7 and then lost in a tag team match to Stuart Miles and Altar Boy the same day (did not take the pin). He defeated Stuart Miles on 5/9 and then beat Dapper Dan on 5/10 at OVW Saturday Night Special. He is 38-1-1 in his last 40 matches.

Uhaa Nation-Ranked #1 last week; Teamed with Shachihoko BOY on 5/5 to lose to Cyber Kong & Kzy at Dragon Gate. Teamed with AR Fox on 5/9 to defeat Trent Barreta and Anthony Nese at EVOLVE 29. He then defeated Trent Barreta in singles on 5/10 at EVOLVE 30 before tagging with AR Fox and Rich Swann to Anthony Nese, Trent Barretta, and Caleb Konley in a 6 Man Ladder & Chairs Match. Winner of 24 of his last 29 matches. 35-15 record in 2014.

Ricochet-Ranked #4 last week; DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion lost the Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Title to YAMATO on 5/5. He teamed with Masato Yoshino to beat CIMA and Dragon Kid on 5/8 and then teamed with Masato Yoshino and Shingo Takagi to beat Eita, Yosuke <3 Santa Maria and La Flamita on 5/9. He is 25-4 in Japan in 2014. He is 32-9 in his last 41 matches, overall.

Adam Cole-Unranked last week; ROH/PWG World Champion defeated Kevin Steen on 5/10 to retain the ROH World Title. He is 10-3 in singles competition in 2014 and 12-7 overall.

Jock Samson-Unranked last week (#1 in the online poll-People’s Champ for the 2nd straight week); WAR Champion defeated Ron Mathis with a successful title defense on 5/9 at Rockstar Pro making him 8-0 as WAR Champ. He then tagged with Tommy Gibson to beat Lance Erikson and Psycho in an impromptu tag match on 5/10.

Biff Busick-Unranked last week; Defeated Johnny Gargano at EVOLVE 29 on 5/9 and then defeated Drew Gulak on 5/10 at CZW to become the NEW CZW World Champion.

Jamin Olivencia-Unranked last week; NEW OVW Heavyweight Champion after beating Marcus Anthony for the title on 5/10.

Mickie Knuckles-Unranked last week; Resistance Pro Women’s Champion defeated Paloma Starr at WSU Secret Show on 5/9 and then teamed with Matt Tremont to beat Jewells Malone and Danny Havoc, Shanna and Chris Dickinson, and Candice LeRaey and Joey Ryan to become the 2014 WSU King and Queen. Also defeated Nevaeh the same day (5/10) at CZW to win 5 matches on the weekend. She has won 7 straight matches.

Grim Reefer-Unranked last week; Defeated Wes Draven in a Ladder Match to win the FTW Gen-X Championship on 5/9.

Phil Atlas/BLACK BUSHI/The Canadian Destroyer-Unranked last week; ½ of the CLASH Tag Team Champions defeated Karl Anderson at BCW East Meets West on 5/9. Winner of 4 straight matches.

Earl Cooter-Unranked last week; Defeated Justin Credible on 5/9 to win the FTW Heavyweight Title.

Hudson Envy-Unranked last week; AWS Women’s Champion defeated Terra Calaway at FUW on 5/9 and then retained the title vs. Cheerleader Melissa on 5/10 at AWS/PWB. She has won 3 straight matches (excluding a Battle Royal at EWF on 5/2) and 4 out of her last 5 matches, overall.

Ed Oddity-Unranked last week; Won the Road to Gold Rumble on 5/9 to earn a shot at any FTW Title of his choosing.

Josh Bodom-Unranked last week; NEW RPW Cruiserweight Champion after defeating Prince Devitt on 5/10 and then teaming with Sha Samuels and Terry Frazier to defeat Team Defend the same night in a 6 Man Tag.

James Anthony-Unranked last week but 2nd in the online poll; AIWF Cruiserweight Champion went 1-1 with a successful title defense vs. Rex Sterling on 5/10. He has won 5 of his last 6 matches.

Ricky Love-Unranked last week; IPW Heavyweight Champion defeated Matty Starr by pinfall to retain the title on 5/10.

Da Minnesotan-Unranked last week; IWI Champion defeated Venom to retain the title in St. Paul, MN on 5/10.
Mike Marvel-Unranked last week; MPW Metropolitan Champion defeated Benjamin Boone on 5/10 to retain the title.

Alessandro Bruno-Unranked last week; NEW Alpha One Wrestling Alpha Male Champion after defeating Ethan Page for the title on 5/11.

2 Tuff Tony-Unranked last week; NEW JCW Champion along with several successful title defenses, including a win vs. Alexandre Rudolph. Also lost a 6 Man Tag to The Hooligans and Alexandre Rudolph (teaming with The Ring Rydas).

Michael Elgin-Ranked #6 last week; AIW Absolute Champion defeated Takaaki Watanabe on 5/10 at ROH/NJPW Global Wars and then teamed with Seleziya Sparx to defeat MsChif and Jimmy Jacobs at Alpha One on 5/11. 8-2 the last 4 weeks.

Eric Cairnie-Unranked last week; Alpha One Wrestling Zero Gravity Champion defeated Josh Alexander to retain the title on 5/11.

Ryan Taylor-Unranked last week; NEW CWF Hollywood TV Champion after defeating Joey Ryan for the title on 5/11.

Russ Jones-Unranked last week but received votes; Defeated Lightning Bolt Johnson on 5/10 at FWF to continue his recent win streak.

AJ Styles-Ranked #7 last week; IWGP Heavyweight Champion teamed with Karl Anderson to defeat Gedo & Kazuchika Okada at ROH/NJPW Global Wars on 5/10.

Jay Lethal-Unranked last week; ROH TV Champion retained his title vs. Matt Taven, Silas Young, and Tommaso Ciampa in a Four Corner Survival on 5/10 to win his 6th straight match.

B-Boy-Unranked last week; AWS Heavyweight Champion retained his title vs. Famous B on 5/10.
Matt Twizted-Unranked last week; FUW Champion defeated Rasta Lion on 5/9 to retain the title.

Sabu-Unranked last week; Defeated Rhino at GHW Xtreme in an ECW Rules Hardcore Match on 5/10. He has won 4 straight and 6 of his last 7 matches with the only non-win being a draw vs. Dragorian on 4/12.

Tank-Unranked last week; Winner of the FWF 3rd Annual Warsaw Battle Royal at FWF on 5/10.

Shane Strickland-Unranked last week; CZW Wired TV Champion defeated Candice LeRae to retain the title on 5/10 win his 4th straight match.

Adam Thornstowe-Unranked last week; PWB Heavyweight Champion defeated Johnny Goodtime to retain the title on 5/10 to continue his winning streak.

American Made-Unranked last week; NEW UWE United States Champion after defeating Fuel, Robert Lee, and Tim Rockwell on 5/10.

Brad Hollister-Unranked last week; Won the Iron 8 Tournament by defeating Sean Burke in the First Round, and then Antonio Thomas, Damien Wayne, and Todo Loco in the Finals to win the NECW Heavyweight Title.

Kadin Anthony-Unranked last week; Vendetta Pro Heavyweight Champion defeated Gangrel to retain the title on 5/10.

Ricky Cruz-Unranked last week; NEW Dynamo Pro Champion after defeating Jake Dirden for the title on 5/10.

Tommy Wilson-Unranked last week; NEW SCP Heavyweight Champion after defeating Big Duke for the title on 5/10.

Mark Haskins-Unranked last week; SWE Heavyweight Champion defeated T-Bone to retain the title on 5/10.

Mike Posey-Unranked last week; Anarchy Heavyweight Champion defeated The Laredo Kid to retain the title on 5/10.

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 5/12?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue May 13, 2014 3:44 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for 5/12/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-s6 Click the link and VOTE!

The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-Unranked last week but received votes; Defeated Flash Flanagan and Trailer Park Trash by Disqualification to win the OVW #1 Contenders Tournament on 5/7 and then defeated Danger International to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles on 5/10. Winners of 7 of their last 8 matches with the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16.

Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-Unranked last week but received votes; NWA Southern Tag Team defeated Primetime Outlaws (Lee Condrey & Brian Lee) by Disqualification at NWA SAW on 5/9. They have won 10 of their last 12 matches as a team including a gauntlet at IWA Mid-South where they eliminated all 3 tag team opponents.

Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)-Unranked last week; DGUSA Open the United Gate Champions / WrestleForce Tag Team Champions defeated defeated Monster Mafia on 5/9 at EVOLVE 29 and The Colony at EVOLVE 30. They are 7-5 as a team in 2014 and have won 6 straight 2 on 2 tags, overall.

Danger International (Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner)-Unranked last week but received votes; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Bud Dwight and Eddie Diamond on 5/7 but lost the titles to The Skywalkers on 5/10. 11-2 as a team (as documented) since forming.

Joey Ryan and Candice LeRae-Unranked last week; Defeated Dan Barry and Bill Carr at WSU Secret Show on 5/9. They were then runner-ups in the WSU Queen & King 2014 Tournament as they defeated
JT Dunn & Shelly Martinez and Drew Gulak & Kimber Lee before losing to Tremont & Knuckles in the finals. They have won 5 of their last 6 matches as a team.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Unranked last week but received votes; PGP and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions lost to the Ring Rydas at JCW on 5/8 and 5/9, then defeated Austin Rose and Deadly Dale at SNPW on 5/10, and finished off the weekend by winning the JCW Tag Team Titles from the Ring Rydas on 5/11. They have won 13 of their last 18 matches (4 losses).

Juicy Product (David Starr & JT Dunn)-Ranked #1 last week; CZW World Tag Team Champions defeated The Beaver Boys to retain the titles on 5/10. They are 4-0 the last 3 weeks.

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Ranked #5 last week; HOG, PWG, ROH, and IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles on 5/10 when they defeated Forever Hooligans and The Time Splitters in a 3 Way at Global Wars. 9-3 in 2 man team tag team matches in 2014 (4 Ways, 3 Ways, etc… included but not 6 man and 8 man tags).

AR Fox & Uhaa Nation-Unranked last week; Defeated Anthony Nese & Trent Barreta on 5/9 at EVOLVE 29 and then teamed with Rich Swann to defeat Caleb Konley, Anthony Nese, & Trent Barreta on 5/10 at EVOLVE 30 in a Ladder & Chairs Match.

Bobby Moore & Todd Sexton-Unranked last week; NEW Anarchy Tag Team Champions after defeating The Washington Bullets on 5/10 to win the titles.

GlamSlam 2.0 (Spiderbaby & Xavier)-Unranked last week; IWI Tag Team Champions defeated Tall & Small to retain the titles in St. Paul, MN.

Jack Thriller & Jack Verville-Unranked last week; Teamed to defeat the MPW Tag Team Champions in a non-title bout

Matt Tremont & Mickie Knuckles-Unranked last week; Winners of the WSU King & Queen of the Ring 2014 Tournament after defeating Danny Havoc & Jewells Malone, then Chris Dickinson & Shanna, and then finally Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan in the finals. 3-0 on the weekend.

The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Decade (BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs) and reDRagon in a 3 Way at ROH on 5/10. They are 6-3-1 in 2014.

Los Bandidos (Rico Dynamite & Tito Escondido)-Unranked last week; AWS Tag Team Champions defeated The Suburban Commandos on 5/10 to retain the titles. They have won 5 straight 2 on 2 tag team matches.

The Ballard Brothers (Shane Ballard & Shannon Ballard)-Unranked last week; Vendetta Pro Tag Team Champions defeated Global Assault on 5/10 to retain the titles. They have won 3 straight matches as a team.

The Arrogant Bastards (Devin Sparks & Ric Ellis)-Unranked last week; SCP Tag Team Champions defeated Big Daddy Destro & Ryan Kidd on 5/10 to retain the titles. They have won 3 straight matches as a team.

The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter)-Unranked last week; Kamikaze Pro Tag Team Champions defeated Project Ego at Revolution Pro UK on 5/10 and The Young Wolves at SWE X-Factor on 5/11 to go 2-0 on the weekend.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 12th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed May 14, 2014 3:03 am

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1. Biff Busick-Last week Busick was unranked and to be honest, if you had told most people he’d be #1 this week, there’s a good possibility they would have scoffed at the notion. He hasn’t had a GREAT 2014 due to some injuries and other issues, BUT this was HIS weekend. He went into EVOLVE 29 and knocked off the 5 time former #1 in the Indy Power Rankings in Johnny Gargano and then he took his talent to CZW where he defeated CZW World Champion Drew Gulak to capture the gold for the very first time. On the IPR 2013 year end show, Busick stated emphatically that his goal in 2014 was to win the CZW World Title and be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings. Guess what? Mission accomplished. #6 in the online poll.

2. Adam Cole-The ROH/PWG World Champion once again gets a high ranking, but not quite the #1. Perhaps next week will be his week? Regardless, his win this week on 5/10 at Global Wars was a huge one as he turned away the challenge of former 5 time #1 in the Indy Power Rankings in Kevin Steen. While Cole has certainly improved his win-loss record over the last couple of months, it’s possible that his schedule is keeping him away from the #1 spot at the moment. It’s likely the cream will rise to the top very soon. #2 in the online poll with 370 votes.

3. Mickie Knuckles-It’s almost impossible to argue against her success this week on any level. 5 victories. That’s almost unheard of for a single weekend. The Resistance Pro Women’s Champion defeated Paloma Starr at WSU Secret Show on 5/9 and then teamed with Matt Tremont to beat Jewells Malone and Danny Havoc, Shanna and Chris Dickinson, and Candice LeRaey and Joey Ryan to become the 2014 WSU King and Queen. She also defeated Nevaeh the same day (5/10) at CZW. With 7 straight wins, she’s absolutely deserving of her spot this week. #9 in the online poll.

4. Michael Elgin-After another good week, it’s hard to call Elgin anything but “Unbreakable” when it comes to his last 4 weeks. The AIW Absolute Champion defeated Takaaki Watanabe on 5/10 at ROH/NJPW Global Wars and then teamed with Seleziya Sparx to defeat MsChif and Jimmy Jacobs at Alpha One on 5/11. He is now 8-2 the last 4 weeks and is looking to grab another #1 ranking in the very near future. #10 in the online poll.

5. Uhaa Nation-He was #1 last week and didn’t lose over the weekend, so why the drop? Simple. He actually lost on 5/5 as he teamed with Shachihoko BOY vs. Cyber Kong & Kzy at Dragon Gate at the start of the voting period. Clearly still a great week as he continued to rack up wins and pad his stats this year and added some big U.S. victories as well. He teamed with AR Fox on 5/9 to defeat Trent Barreta and Anthony Nese at EVOLVE 29. He then defeated Trent Barreta in singles on 5/10 at EVOLVE 30 before tagging with AR Fox and Rich Swann to Anthony Nese, Trent Barretta, and Caleb Konley in a 6 Man Ladder & Chairs Match. He has won 24 of his last 29 matches and has a 35-15 record in 2014.

6. AJ Styles-“The Phenomenal One” had another flawless weekend as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion teamed with Karl Anderson to defeat Gedo & Kazuchika Okada at ROH/NJPW Global Wars on 5/10. In 2014, he has been the BULLET CLUB’s resident member of the Indy Power Rankings…for singles at least.

7. Jay Lethal-The ROH TV Champion makes a return to the Indy Power Rankings after a brief hiatus. He made it clear that he’s not going anywhere any time soon after defeating Matt Taven, Silas Young, and Tommaso Ciampa in a Four Corner Survival on 5/10 to win his 6th straight match. Lethal has been on fire lately. Perhaps his first #1 ranking is on the horizon? With a good win streak and a title, it’s not hard to see it happening in the not too distant future.

8. Brad Hollister-Fantastic weekend for him as he won the Iron 8 Tournament by defeating Sean Burke in the First Round, and then Antonio Thomas, Damien Wayne, and Todo Loco in the Finals to win the NECW Heavyweight Title. It’s his first time in the Top 10 and by the looks of it, it won’t be his last. #3 in the online poll with 74 votes.

9. Josh Bodom-Bodom dominates the online poll! If we ran a newspaper, that would be the headline. He is the People’s Champion this week after breaking the record for most votes at 384 in the online poll. He is also the NEW Revolution Pro UK Cruiserweight Champion after defeating Prince Devitt on 5/10 and then he teamed with Sha Samuels and Terry Frazier to defeat Team Defend the same night in a 6 Man Tag. Impressive weekend, indeed.

10. Jock Samson-The WAR Champion makes his return to the Indy Power Rankings after 2 weeks as People’s Champ (and a #10 ranking 2 weeks ago). He defeated Ron Mathis with a successful title defense on 5/9 at Rockstar Pro making him 8-0 as WAR Champ. He then tagged with Tommy Gibson to beat Lance Erikson and Psycho in an impromptu tag match on 5/10. It’s been a dominant title reign so far. Will he get his match with Buff Bagwell at AIW? Time will tell. #8 in the online poll.


Honorable Mention. 2 Tuff Tony-He is the NEW JCW Champion after winning that title last week. Gotta give “The Louisville Town Drunk” credit as this is NOT his first time getting a mention in the Indy Power Rankings. In 2013 he had a brush with The Top 10 as well. Congrats to him!


Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
James Anthony-#5 in the online poll
Tank-#4 in the online poll
Russ Jones-#7 in the online poll
Ricochet
Jamin Olivencia
Da Minnesotan
Melvin Maximus
Sabu
Kadin Anthony
Phil Atlas
Mike Marvel
Alessandro Bruno
Eric Cairnie
B-Boy
Adam Thornstowe
Ricky Cruz
Mark Haskins
Mike Posey
Earl Cooter
Hudson Envy
Grim Reefer
Ryan Taylor
Shane Strickland
Latin Thunder

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 12th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu May 15, 2014 2:28 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 12th, 2014

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1. Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-It’s really quite remarkable what this team has done over the last 3 weeks. While they were certainly nothing to sneeze at over the last few months, no one could have predicted this type of success for them. They are the CZW and FIP World Tag Team Champions and on 5/10 they defeated The Beaver Boys to retain those CZW titles. That makes 4 wins in 3 weeks for this team and their 2nd time at the top. Look out, everyone, you’ve got a new tag team to contend with who don’t appear to be going quietly into the night any time soon. #4 in the online poll.

2. Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)-Surprisingly, despite their consistency in at least getting mentions, this is the highest recent ranking for the tag team that is widely considered the best tag team in the world. On 5/10, they helped prove that point by defeating Forever Hooligans and Time Splitters to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles at Global Wars. They also still hold the HOG, ROH, and PWG Tag Team Titles. Is their first #1 ranking in 2014 next on the agenda?

3. Matt Tremont & Mickie Knuckles-Random pairing? Maybe, but that’s what WSU’s King and Queen Tournament creates and this pairing did what it took to run through 3 other teams to win the tournament on 5/10. Mickie Knuckles enjoys TWO #3 rankings this week (in singles and tag team) as she and Tremont defeated Danny Havoc & Jewells Malone, then Chris Dickinson & Shanna, and then finally Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan to win the tournament. Hopefully we’ll see them team again in the near future.

4. The Bravado Brothers (Lancelot & Harlem Bravado)-It’s been a nice 2014 for the boys from North Carolina. The WrestleForce and DGUSA Tag Team Champions just keep the Bravado Bandwagon moving right along as they defeated Monster Mafia on 5/9 at EVOLVE 29 and The Colony at EVOLVE 30. They are 7-5 as a team in 2014 and have won 6 straight 2 on 2 tags, overall. We say this a lot, but on any other week, they could have easily been #1.

5. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-It wasn’t your typical week for this bad ass tag team, but what they lacked in terms of wins and loss percentage, they made up for with a HUGE tag team title win as they knocked off the Ring Rydas for the JCW Tag Team Titles to add yet another set of tag titles to their collection. They are now PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions. You can’t keep these bearded bullies out of the Tag Team Top 5 for more than a week and this week is further proof of that fact. Fat and flippy? It works for them.

Honorable Mention/People’s Champs. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-NWA Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Primetime Outlaws (Lee Condrey & Brian Lee) by DQ on 5/9. #1 in the online poll to add to their record number of People’s Champs awards.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Dylan Bostic & The Mexicutioner
The Skywalkers
Uhaa Nation & AR Fox
Joey Ryan & Candice LeRae
Arrogant Bastards
Los Bandidos
Jack Thriller & Jack Verville
The Briscoes
Hunter Brothers
The Ballard Brothers
The Scarbonis
The Heatseekers
Glam Slam 2.0


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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 19th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed May 21, 2014 7:31 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 19th, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-u7

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1. Adam Cole-Honestly, there was very little debate this week at the #1 position among the official voters. Cole’s consistent track record over the last couple of months, his holding of the ROH and PWG World Titles, along with his victory over Jushin ‘Thunder Liger (by submission no less) on 5/17 at War of the Worlds easily cemented him as the #1 this week. It is surprisingly his first #1 ranking in 2014, but with the way he has been picking up victories recently, it’s likely to be just the first of many. This was about the time in 2013 that he really started setting the world on fire. Let’s see what the rest of 2014 brings for the champ. #7 in the online poll.

2. AJ Styles-The only other option at #1 this week behind Cole for the official voters was a man who has been dominant everywhere he’s gone in 2014. His TNA release has done absolutely nothing to slow down his success rate and this week, he proved it once again after defeating Michael Elgin and Okada to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title on 5/17 at War of the Worlds. Not one to rest on his laurels, he then travelled to 2CW where he defeated Cheech in a hard fought battle on 5/18. “The Phenomenal One” is looking to get his first #1 to complete his overwhelming recent success. #6 in the online poll.

3. Nick Ando-Talk about a guy who has been snubbed by the voters time and time again…and it did NOT happen this week. The 2CW Heavyweight Champion managed to once again go 2-0 on the weekend as he retained his title vs. Kevin Steen on 5/16 and then again vs. Jason Axe on 5/18. He has won 6 straight matches at 2CW and it does not look like he’s going to be slowing down any time soon. Congrats to a hard-working champion on his highest ranking to date.

4. Tommaso Ciampa-“The Sicilian Psychopath” makes his return to the Indy Power Rankings after a triple shot where he absolutely bum rushed the competition. First he scored a win at Chaotic Wrestling on 5/16 and then he teamed with ACH & Matt Taven to defeat Forever Hooligans & Takaaki Watanabe on 5/17 at Ring of Honor and then he finished off the weekend by defeating Jaka at Beyond Wrestling on 5/18. Huge weekend for the big man.

5. Jay Lethal-The ROH TV Champion keeps plugging right along with win after win. This week he gets ranked again in the Top 10 after knocking off New Japan superstar, KUSHIDA, at ROH/NJPW’s “War of the Worlds” on 5/17. It was one of the biggest wins in recent memory for Lethal (aside from his title win) and it just proves that Lethal isn’t far off from getting his first #1 ranking. He just needs to keep this momentum going for a little longer!

6. Josh Bodom-If there was any doubt that the online poll matters, look at Josh Bodom. He wouldn’t have quite gotten into the Top 10 last week without dominating the poll and after being ranked #9 last week, THIS WEEK he absolutely DESTROYED the poll. 1,007 votes for the RPW Cruiserweight Champion after defeating Kenny Williams at Great Bear Wrestling on 5/17. He is 3-0 the last 2 weeks and while the online poll is not 100% of the final vote, it has helped him jump up 3 spots this week. He is “The People’s Champ” for the 2nd straight week.
7. John Klinger-“Bad Bones” was unstoppable in Germany over the weekend. He teamed with Karsten Beck to defeat Absolute Andy & Sha Samuels at POW/wXw’s Catch Roulette on 5/15, then won the 8 Man Semi-Final Royal Rumble the same night (along with Murat Bosporus) and finally defeated Murat Bosporus to win the Catch Roulette Tournament. On 5/17 at POW, he defeated Robbie Dynamite to go 5-0 on the weekend. There’s not much more you can say about his dominance over the weekend. This is his first ranking and likely won’t be his last. #9 in the online poll.

8. Uhaa Nation-“The One Man Nation” took his awesome offense to the UK and Germany over the weekend and did what he does best…won. First, he teamed with Axel Tischer to defeat Joe Legend & Carnage in a First Round Tag Match at POW/wXw’s Catch Roulette on 5/15 but then lost in a 8 Man Semi-Final Royal Rumble the same night (won by John Klinger & Murat Bosporus). He also defeated Liam Thomson on 5/17 at Pro Wrestling Elite. Winner of 26 of his last 32 matches. 37-17 record in 2014. He’s a monster.

9. Flex Armstrong-The BTW Heavyweight Champion is 5-0 (4-0 this week) the last 2 weeks after beating Bam Shaw in Amelia, VA, winning the BTW Battle Royal, and then retaining his title vs. Salvatore Sincere on 5/16 (he won at TRP last week). With the exception of one day, he has held the title since 6/1/12. He’s been as successful in one promotion (and now more) as anyone on the indies.

10. Pete Dunne-The Pro Wrestling Kingdom Champion had a fantastic weekend after some struggles in 2014 so far. He defeated Martin Kirby on 5/16 to retain the title, defeated Dean Allmark at GBP on 5/17, and then defeated Robbie X at PROGRESS on 5/18 to go 3-0 on the weekend. #3 in the online poll.

Honorable Mention. Jay Freddie-3-0 weekend at 2CW and RPW.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Mickie Knuckles
Matt Tremont
Robby Starr-#2 in the online poll with 550 votes (2nd all time)
Trevor Lee
CW Anderson
Richie Slade
Shane Hollister
Mark James-#4 in the online poll
2 Tuff Tony
Jimmy Havoc
Jack Thriller
Aaron Epic-#5 in the online poll
Kimber Lee
Zane Dawson
Manny Garcia
Adam Thornstowe
JT Dunn-#10 in the online poll
Adam Revolver-#8 in the online poll
Da Minnesotan
Michael Elgin
Famous B
Damien Graves
Steve Stardom
Dexter St. Jock
Chris Cooper
Mike McCarthy

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 19th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu May 22, 2014 4:24 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 19th, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-ui

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1. Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-Wow. What more needs to be said about the FIP & CZW World Tag Team Champions? Well, how about this? They are #1 for the third week STRAIGHT. Absolutely unbelievable success rate in May for one of the top tag teams in the entire U.S. independent scene right now. Add to that, their super kick on the Young Bucks and you’ve got a May to remember for this upstart tag team. What’s next? Juicy Product vs. The Young Bucks in July for Beyond Wrestling. This will be one to make plans for. Congrats to the 3 time #1! #3 in the online poll with 131 votes.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter-The PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions took their winning ways down to AAW in Tennessee where they defended their newly won JCW Tag Titles. Did they come out on top? Of course they did. TWICE! While Chris Jones & Austin Steele and Braykin Bones & Miracle Matt may not be considered the top tier of tag teams right now, a win is a win and 2 wins are even better. That combined with their awesome win-loss record throughout 2014 earned the bearded bullies a very respectable ranking. #5 in the online poll with 62 votes.

3. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)-What a strange 2014 it’s been for reDRagon. Two of the best wrestlers in the world and inarguably one of the best tag teams in the world have been noticeably absent from the Tag Team Top 5 on a consistent basis. In terms of wins and losses, it’s not been their best year, BUT, with all that being said, they won the ROH World Tag Team Titles for a THIRD time on 5/17 as they defeated the much heralded Young Bucks in a possible MOTYC. From all accounts, if these rankings were based solely on match quality, they’d be #1 this week. We hope to see them back more frequently throughout 2014.

4. The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-The IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions have been getting snubbed left and right for weeks (months?) now and this week, they finally cashed in on a well-deserved place in the Tag Team Top 5 after they defeated Mark Haskins & Sha Samuels, Project Ego, and The Swords of Essex in a #1 Contendership Four Way Elimination Match at PROGRESS Chapter 13. They have won 7 straight matches as a team and if they can build on this win streak, they could become the first UK Tag Team to hit #1 in the Tag Team Top 5. #2 in the online poll with 295 votes.

5. BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-It’s been a few weeks but the IWGP Tag Team Champions are back this week after a stellar match vs. The Briscoes at ROH/NJPW’s War of the Worlds on 5/17. Frankly, they can throw a little bit of their “thank you” to John Skyler as the Weekly Wrestling Podcast guest had them at #1 on his ballot and that was just the push they needed to slip into the Top 5. Some might call this team the best tag team in the world right now and with their track record since winning the titles, could anyone honestly disagree?


People’s Champs. The Crusade for Change (Darius Carter & TJ Marconi)-Defeated La Tabarnak de Team on 5/18 at Beyond Wrestling and secured 305 votes in the online poll to round out the fan poll at #1 this week.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Reno SCUM-52 votes in the fan poll
Baka Gaijin
The Skywalkers
Team IOU-54 votes in the fan poll
Amazing Red & Crimson
The Minute Men
Anchors Away
Kevin Steen & Jason Axe
Jocephus & Ego
Killbillies-49 votes in the fan poll
Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner
M.E.N.
Team High Def
Vinny Marseglia & Matt Taven
Andrew Everett & American Tiger
Ballard Brothers
Flatliners


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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 5/26?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue May 27, 2014 5:34 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 5/26/14? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-vTClick the link and VOTE!

The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & Mark Angelosetti)-Unranked last week; Won the WIF! Tag World Grand Prix 2014 when they defeated Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy and The Devastation Corporation on 5/24 and then followed that up with a Four Way Tag Team Elimination win at CHIKARA on 5/25 vs. 3.0, GEKIDO, and The Pieces of Hate. They have won 7 straight matches.

The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-Unranked last week but received votes; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated defeated J. Best & Deonta Davis at OVW’s TV Tapings on 5/21 Winners of 10 of their last 11 matches with the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16.

Danger International (Dylan Bostic & Mexicutioner)-Unranked last week but received votes; Former OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Paredyse & OVW Heavyweight Champion Jamin Olivencia at OVW’s TV Tapings on 5/21. 13-2 as a team (as documented) since forming.

White America (Josh Crane & Tripp Cassidy)-Unranked last week; Defeated last week’s #2 (and former 3 time #1) The Hooligans at IWA Mid-South on 5/22 after defeating former 4 time #1 Team IOU at IWA Mid-South on 5/18. They are 2-0 the last 2 weeks.

London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-Ranked #4 last week; IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions defeated D&D Security on 5/25 to retain the titles. They have won 8 straight matches as a team.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #2 last week; PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions lost to White America on 5/22 but bounced back with wins at IWA Midwest vs. Guns & Beer and The Viking War Party in a 3 Way and then with wins at Sky Pro vs. Blue Collar Heroes and PS Express. They have won 18 of their last 24 matches (5 losses).

The Leatherheads (Ace Romero & Roadblock)-Unranked last week; IWE Tag Team Champions defeated The Capones on 5/23 and The Dynamos on 5/24 to retain the titles on back-to-back nights.

Mount Rushmore (Kevin Steen & The Young Bucks)-Unranked last week; Freebird Rule! This 3 Man Team is 2-0 the last 2 weeks after beating Cedric Alexander, Johnny Gargano, & Trevor Lee at PWG on 5/23 (and Team Tremendous & Biff Busick last week at Beyond).

Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive & Max Smashmaster)-Unranked last week; Defeated The Osirian Portal on 5/24 before losing to The Throwbacks in the Finals of the WIF! Tag World Grand Prix 2014. Winners of 4 of their last 5 matches.

BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-Ranked #5 last week; IWGP Tag Team Champions teamed with Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi to defeat Captain New Japan, Manabu Nakanishi, Tomoaki Honma, & Yuji Nagata on 5/25.

Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page)-Unranked last week; Defeated Elliot Russell & Sigmon on 5/24 at PWX and then followed that up with a win vs. The Bravado Brothers on 5/25 at PWX to go 2-0 on the weekend.

The Hotshots-Unranked last week; Wrestlezone Tag Team Champions defeated Revolution (Damien & Chris Archer) by DQ to retain the titles on 5/24.

Bucky Boys (Davey Boy & Stevie Boy)-Unranked last week; ICW Tag Team Champions defeated Darkside & Dickie Divers to retain the titles on 5/25.

Assault & Battery-Unranked last week; Brew City Wrestling Tag Team Champions defeated The Urban Assault Team on 5/23 to retain the titles.

The Dream Police-Unranked last week; WPW Tag Team Champions defeated Team Meat to retain the titles.

Dan Magnum & Rhys Greenaway-Unranked last week; Fringe Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions defeated The Dynasty to retain the titles on 5/25.

Officer Rod Street & Deputy Dave-Unranked last week; Defeated Sean Tyler and Pure-Crazed Joey Braze to be crowned the first Magnum Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champions.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 26th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu May 29, 2014 8:15 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 26th, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-vR

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1. Michael Elgin (@ROHMichaelElgin)-In the most hotly contested vote EVER in the history of the Indy Power Rankings (in its current system), “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin came out on top. While he did lose to Shane Mercer at IWA Mid-South in a battle of the monsters on 5/22, he bounced back by winning the AIW JLIT 2014 Tournament after beating Eddie Kingston, Heidi Lovelace, Eric Ryan, and Tim Donst & Ethan Page in a 3 Way Final. Not only that, he retained his AIW Absolute Title throughout the tournament. He is also ½ of the AAW Tag Team Champions.

2. AJ Styles (@AJStylesOrg)-After being ranked #2 last week, AJ Styles defended his IWGP Heavyweight Title vs. Kazuchika Okada on 5/25 and was successful in doing so. For many voters, that was enough to get him the #1 spot this week. Other voters weren’t convinced and he came up just short of getting the #1 spot this week, but that being said, “The Phenomenal One” continued his dominance since returning to the independent wrestling scene.

3. Tommaso Ciampa (@ProjectCiampa)-He was ranked #4 last week and he moved up one spot this week after beating last week’s #5, Jay Lethal, at XWA over the weekend. It was a big “revenge” win for Ciampa that elevated him once again in the Top 10. 2014 has been a fantastic year for him and you have to assume his first #1 ranking can’t be far off. If he can keep this consistency going, it will be impossible to deny him.

4. David Starr (@TheProductDS)-While 2014 has been a great year for Starr, it’s been MOSTLY in tag team competition as ½ of Juicy Product, who currently hold the FIP & CZW World Tag Team Titles. On top of that, they went 3 straight weeks at #1 in the Tag Team Top 5. NOW he jumps into the singles Top 10 after defeating Hanson at XWA to become their champion. That makes (at least) 3 titles for the rising star who is forcing everyone to “look at it.”

5. Kyle O’Reilly (@ROHOreilly)-As far as title wins go, O’Reilly had perhaps the biggest 2 weeks of anyone in the Top 10 (or Tag Team Top 5 for that matter). After winning the ROH World Tag Team Titles last week and getting ranked 3rd in the Tag Team Top 5, he defeated Adam Cole to win the PWG World Title on 5/23. Unfortunately, while many voters had them at #1 on their ballot at that point, his loss to Zack Sabre, Jr. on 5/25 bumped him down a bit from what may have been a #1 ranking. If the last 2 weeks are any indication, O’Reilly will be making many more appearances in the Top 10 throughout 2014 after finally getting here for the first time this year. #9 in the online poll.

6. Icarus (@IcarusWRW)-Before we get into what he did, let’s just say “Welcome back, CHIKARA!” Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we’ll send a congrats to Icarus who is now the 2nd ever CHIKARA Grand Champion after defeating Eddie Kingston for the title on 5/25. If he can continue this type of success and consistency (much like some others), he’ll be on the path to his first #1 ranking in no time. There’s a lot of promise in what’s to come for the new champ in 2014. #6 in the online poll.
7. Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander)-The WrestleForce Champion became “The King of the Carolinas” after defeating long-reigning Caleb Konley for the PWX Heavyweight Title on 5/25 after going to a draw with him the night before. His ranking may have been even higher this week had it not been for the loss to Mount Rushmore at PWG on 5/23. Regardless, 2014 appears to be the year he turns “potential” into absolute and inarguable success. #10 in the online poll.

8. Shane Mercer (@theirondemon)-“The Iron Demon” scored perhaps the biggest win of his career when he pulled off a monumental upset against our #1 this week in Michael Elgin at IWA Mid-South. He has been destroying people there recently. Not only that, he won a contender’s match vs. Cash Flo at SWE over the weekend as well. He has been turning heads lately and he EARNED his first ranking in the Top 10. With IWA Mid-South now running weekly and Mercer still at the forefront of TWO title pictures, he may be around the Top 10 for the rest of 2014.

9. Ethan Page (@EthanPage89)-It was a BUSY weekend for “All Ego” as ½ of the AAW Tag Team Champions got to the finals of AIW’s JLIT for the 2nd straight year, but this time was upended by our #1 in Michael Elgin. Despite that loss, he did beat Veda Scott, Buff Bagwell (even surviving a Canadian Destroyer), and Louis Lyndon before falling the finals. Impressive weekend to say the very least.

10. Kongo Kong (@RealKongoKong)-This beast has taken IWA Mid-South by storm and there was no better evidence of that than when he upset BJ Whitmer on 5/22 in the IWA World Title Tournament. He has been unbeaten in his time there and as the tournament goes along, it’s looking less and less likely that anyone can stop this monster. With wins over the likes of Corporal Robinson and Danny Cannon, everyone better get out of this dangerous competitor’s path. #3 in the online poll with 100 votes.

People’s Champ. Josh Bodom (@JoshBodom). Revolution Pro UK Cruiserweight Champion had a 2-1 weekend and collected 235 votes to win the online poll for a record 3rd straight week.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Pete Dunne
Hy-Zaya-#8 in the online poll
Eddie Ryan
Eddy Steinblock
Corbin Blaze
Lance Lude
Marq Quen
Billy Brash
Chief Attakullakulla
Jack Jester
Carter Mason-#2 in the online poll with 116 votes
Live Wire-#5 in the online poll with 75 votes
Robbie X
Matt Lancie-#7 in the online poll
John Klinger/Bad Bones
JT Dunn
Xavier Rome
Melvin Maximus
Blake Steel
Tiger Ali
Mike Dell
Darrell Allen
Tyler Sexton-#4 in the online poll


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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 26th, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Fri May 30, 2014 5:03 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 26th, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-w4

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1. The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield & Mark Angelosetti)-Surprisingly, this isn’t just their first #1 ranking in the Tag Team Top 5, but it’s their first ranking at all. They’ve earned a mention in the past, but their success over the weekend earned them the #1 spot this week. They won the WIF! Tag World Grand Prix 2014 when they defeated Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy and The Devastation Corporation on 5/24 and then followed that up with a Four Way Tag Team Elimination win at CHIKARA on 5/25 vs. 3.0, GEKIDO, and The Pieces of Hate. Their 7 straight wins were enough to convince the voters to the point that they almost swept all of the official voters’ ballots at #1. #2 in the online poll.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-The PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions looked like they might be in big trouble this week after they lost to White America on 5/22 at IWA Mid-South but they bounced back with wins at IWA Midwest vs. Guns & Beer and The Viking War Party in a 3 Way and then they had 2 more wins at Sky Pro vs. Blue Collar Heroes and PS Express. They have won 18 of their last 24 matches (only 5 losses). If you keep up with our Tag Team Top 50 updates on Twitter as the year goes along, you’ll know that this just adds to their dominance at #1 on the entire indies this year. #3 in the online poll.

3. Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page)-The former #1’s in the Tag Team Top 5 returned to their winning ways over the weekend as they defeated Elliot Russell & Sigmon on 5/24 at PWX and then followed that up with a win vs. The Bravado Brothers on 5/25 at PWX. Their 2-0 record on the weekend is pretty par for the course for them, but what they’re lacking that could assist them on their way back to #1 is some gold. Could that be their next step in PWX? They’ve accomplished almost everything they’ve put their minds to so far this year, including being People’s Champs this week after winning the online poll, although they say they don’t want, nor do they need our accolades.

4. The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)-The IPW: UK British Tag Team Champions once again return to the Tag Team Top 5 after defeating D&D Security on 5/25 to retain the titles. Their 8 straight wins as a team was enough to push them up again one more spot. When will their time come for a #1 ranking? Their consistency has been inarguable, so perhaps if that continues, you’ll see it sooner rather than later. There are very few teams more deserving than them right now.

5. White America (Josh Crane & Tripp Cassidy)-While the team of “White America” has been ranked before, this is the first time this combination of the group has been in the Tag Team Top 5. They are a relatively new combination for the Reed Bentley-led group and they have already beaten the two top teams (currently) in the Tag Team Top 50 in Team IOU and The Hooligans. Their win vs. The Hooligans on 5/22 at IWA Mid-South combined with their victory vs. Team IOU the previous week was enough to impress voters enough to put them on their ballots, almost across the board. With a win vs. BJ Whitmer & Michael Elgin on Thursday 5/29, they could find themselves in contention for a #1 ranking next week. #5 in the online poll.


Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
BULLET CLUB-#4 in the online poll
The Skywalkers
Danger International
The Leatherheads
Mount Rushmore
Devastation Corporation
The Hotshots
Bucky Boys
Assault & Battery
The Dream Police
Dan Magnum & Rhys Greenaway
Officer Rod Street & Deputy Dave
The Batiri


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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for 6/2/14?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:12 am

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Melvin Maximus-Unranked last week; OVW TV Champion defeated former OVW Heavyweight Champ Marcus Anthony by DQ on 5/28 at OVW’s TV Tapings.

Hy-Zaya-Unranked last week but received votes; Defeated last week’s Indy Power Rankings #8 Shane Mercer to reach the finals of the IWA Mid-South World Title Tournament on 5/29 after beating Reed Bentley the previous week to advance. Teamed with Simon Sezz to defeat Mikey McFinnegan and Zakk Sawyer at SNPW on 6/1.

Reed Bentley-Unranked last week; EPW Elite Champion defeated Jonathan Gresham by countout at IWA Mid-South on 5/29 and then defeated Tripp Cassidy, Ace Perry, and Shane Mercer to become the NEW EPW Openweight Champion (which he gave back to Cassidy) on 5/31.

Derek Neal-Unranked last week; Defeated Mean Mitch Page in a First Blood Match at IWA Mid-South on 5/29

Michael Elgin-Ranked #1 last week; AIW Absolute Champion defeated Davey Richards at IWA Mid-South on 5/29 but then lost in a tag team match vs. Shane Hollister & Josh Alexander (teaming with ACH) on 5/30 at AAW.

Xavier Mustafa-Unranked last week; ICW Heavyweight Champion defeated Justin Dredd on 5/30 to retain the title.

David Starr-Ranked #4 last week; XWA, ½ of the FIP and CZW World Tag Team Champions tagged with JT Dunn to defeat Los Ben Dejos at CZW to retain the titles on 5/31.

“Alpha Dog” Mase Morgen-Unranked last week; Defeated Joey Avalon to become NEW ICW Midwest Champion on 5/30.

Matt Taylor-Unranked last week; Defeated Takahashi, Remi Wilkins, and Aaron Williams to get to the Finals and then win the DBI 3 on 5/30.

Mitch Blake-Unranked last week; Defeated Chris Cairo to retain the POWW Heavyweight Title on 5/31.

Devan Thomas-Unranked last week; Defeated Hype Gotti at Magnum Wrestling on 5/31 to retain the Title but lost to Johnny Jackson on 5/30 in a MWA Multimedia Title Match.

Johnny Jackson-Unranked last week; Defeated Jason Starr, Canadian Butcher, Devan Thomas, and one other competitor to win the MWA Multimedia Title on 5/30.

Heidi Lovelace-Unranked last week; Defeated Jordynne Grace at IWA Mid-South on 5/ 29 and then defeated Heather Patera at AAW on 5/31.

Ethan Page-Ranked #9 last week; ½ of the AAW Tag Team Champions defeated Louis Lyndon at AAW on 5/31

Dave Mastiff-Unranked last week; 3-1 on the weekend with wins vs. Low Ki at PCW, Bubblegum at PCW, and Chris Hero at SWE. His only loss was in a 4 Way vs. Uhaa Nation on 5/30 at PCW.

Jayden Draigo-Unranked last week; Won an Over The Top Battle Royal last eliminating Jaysin Strife at Magnum Wrestling on 5/31.

American Viking-Unranked last week; ½ of the SNPW Tag Team Champions won a 4 Way vs. Da Black Mon, Bolt Brady, and Daniel Eads at IWA Mid-South on 5/29, teamed with Jake Parnell to beat Team IOU on 5/31 at SNPW, and then teamed with Evan Gelistico to defeat Valhalla and Derrick St. Holmes at VWAA on 6/1 to go 3-0 on the weekend.

Ricochet-Unranked last week; DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion defeated Alex Koslov on 5/30 and TAKA Michinoku on 5/31, but lost to KUSHIDA on 6/1 to go 2-1 so far in the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors.

Rex Lawless-Unranked last week; NEW NYWC Fusion Champion after defeating Blake Morris and Anthony Nese for the title on 5/31

Mike Mondo-Unranked last week; NYWC Heavyweight Champion defeated Mikey Whipwreck on 5/31 to retain the title

Chrissy Rivera-Unranked last week; NYWC Starlet Champion defeated Rick Cataldo on 5/31 to retain the title

Kevin Tibbs-Unranked last week; VPW New York State Champion defeated EJ Risk to win the VPW Title on 5/31 to become a Double Champion.

Max Von Shultz-Unranked last week; NEW Varsity Pro Wrestling Champion after defeating Leon Shah on 5/28 and then retaining vs. Jay White on 5/29, Rob Holte on 5/30 and then scoring another win vs. Kayden Lay on 5/30 to go 4-0 on the weekend.

Famous B-Unranked last week; Unranked last week; Santino Bros Submission Champion defeated Jacob Diez on 5/30 to retain the title. He has won 5 of his last 6 matches.

Satoshi Kojima-Unranked last week; NWA World Heavyweight Champion and ½ of the NWA World Tag Team Champions qualifies for the poll after he defeated Jeremiah Plunkett on 5/30 at NWA SAW to retain the title and then defeated Damien Wayne later in the night. On 5/31 he defeated Carson at NWA Houston to retain the title once again and go 3-0 on the weekend. He has won 9 straight matches.

Bryan Wilcott-Unranked last week; NWA North American Heavyweight Champion defeated Lou Marconi at NWA Houston on 5/31 to retain the title.

Barbi Hayden-Unranked last week; NWA World Women’s Champion defeated Miss Diss Lexia at NWA Houston on 5/31 to retain the title.

Danny Ramons-Unranked last week; NEW NWA Lone Star Junior Heavyweight Champion defeated Rudy Russo to win the title at NWA Houston on 5/31.

Tommy End-Unranked last week; wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion defeated Chris Hero on 5/31 to retain the title and then defeated Mark Haskins by DQ on 6/1. Winner of 7 straight matches.

John Klinger-Unranked last week but received votes; IPW: UK Heavyweight Champion defeated Axel Tischer, Big Daddy Walter, and Karsten Beck at wXw on 5/30.

Ryan Smile-Unranked last week; Kamikaze Pro Champion defeated Kay Lee Ray on 5/31 to retain the title.

Jezabeth-Unranked last week; NEW TAW Women’s Champion after defeating Mia on 5/31 and then retained the title on 6/1.

Gary Jay-Unranked last week; St. Louis Anarchy Champion and VWAA Circuit Champion defeated Moose at IWA Mid-South on 5/29, Steven Kennedy at PWCS on 5/31, and then Rickey Shane Page on 6/1 at VWAA to retain the Circuit Title.

Shane Strickland-Unranked last week; CZW Wired TV Champion defeated Caleb Konley on 5/31 to retain the title.

Biff Busick-Unranked last week; CZW World Heavyweight Champion defeated Danny Havoc on 5/31 to retain the title.

Drew Gulak-Unranked last week; Defeated Rockstar Pro Champion Aaron Williams on 5/31 at CZW

BJ Whitmer-Unranked last week; Defeated Tripp Cassidy at IWA Mid-South on 5/29 and then defeated Greg Excellent at CZW on 5/31.

Shane Hollister-Unranked last week; AAW & SCW Heavyweight Champion teamed with Josh Alexander to defeat Michael Elgin and ACH to continue his winning streak.

Christopher Saynt-Unranked last week; Defeated Kevin Williams to retain the SWE Future Division Title on 5/31.

Ian Ambrose-Unranked last week; Defeated Sammii Jayne to retain the SWE Heavyweight Title on 5/31.

Ryan Kross-Unranked last week; Defeated Jason Lightning and Damon Havok to win the Target Wrestling Workington Tournament on 5/31.

Mark Shurman-Unranked last week; NEW Chaotic Wrestling Champion after defeating Brian Fury for the title on 5/31.

Cody Burns-Unranked last week; NEW SRPW Heavyweight Champion after defeating Sam Stackhouse on 5/31

Matt Majestic-Unranked last week; NEW SRPW United States Champion after defeating Ray Martinez for the title on 5/31

Josef Von Schmidt-Unranked last week; PWA International Champion defeated Buzz Bloodsaw, Chance Demas, and Dave Cole to retain the title on 5/31

Hakim Zane-Unranked last week; XICW Midwest Champion defeated Sonjay and DBA to retain the title on 5/31

Jimmy Jacobs-Unranked last week; XICW Intense Champion defeated Christopher Daniels to retain the title on 5/31

“The Future” Eddy Young-Unranked last week; Defeated Mr. VIP Jarrod Salome and Shockley in a Triple Threat Ranking Match for the UWF Commonwealth Title

Mallaki Matthews-Unranked last week; Went 3-0 on the weekend after beating Scotty Young at PGP, Bryce Benjamin at VWAA, and (teaming with Arik Cannon) Christian Rose & Thomas Sinclair at VWAA.

Chris Lea-Unranked last week; Defeated Chet Sterling, Caprice Coleman, and Joe Black to go 3-0 on 6/1 and win the FSPW Path to Glory Tournament.

Joe Black-Unranked last week; Defeated Lance Lude and Cedric Alexander before losing to Chris Lea in the finals of the FSPW Path to Glory Tournament on 6/1.

Lance Anoa’i-Unranked last week; WXW C4 Ultimate Heavyweight Champion defeated Bandido Jr. on 5/30 and Carlito on 5/31 to go 2-0 and retain the title.

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 6/2?

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:05 am

Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5? http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-xF Click the link and VOTE!

The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-Unranked last week but received votes; OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Stuart Miles and Jade Dawson at the OVW TV Taping on 5/28. Winners of 11 of their last 12 matches with the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16.

The Viking War Party (American Viking & Jake Parnell)-Unranked last week; SNPW Tag Team Champions defeated Team IOU on 5/31 to retain the titles.
Primetime Outlaws (Lee Condrey & Brian Lee)-Unranked last week; NEW NWA Southern Tag Team Champions after defeating Team IOU in a dog collar match for the titles at NWA SAW on 5/30.

BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-Unranked last week but received votes; IWGP Tag Team Champions teamed with Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, & Yujiro Takahashi on 5/30 to defeat CHAOS on 5/30, defeated Captain New Japan & Hiroshi Tanahashi on 5/31, and defeated Captain New Japan & Hiroshi Tanahashi on 6/1 to go 3-0 on the weekend. They have won 5 straight matches as a team.

Team Single (Rampage Brown & T-Bone)-Unranked last week; PCW Tag Team Champions defeated reDRagon to retain the titles on 5/30 at PCW, teamed with Joey Hayes to win a Four on Three Handicap Match vs. Al Snow, Danny Hope, Juventud Guerrera, and Mad Man Manson on 5/31 at PCW, and then defeated Legion of Boom (Chris Masters & Dave Rayne) to retain the titles on 5/31 at PCW as well. They were 3-0 on the weekend and have won 15 of their last 16 matches.

Shane Hollister & Josh Alexander-Unranked last week; Defeated Michael Elgin and ACH at AAW on 5/31 in their first time teaming.

Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-Unranked last week (didn’t team) but #1 three weeks straight before that; FIP & CZW World Tag Team Champions defeated PWX Tag Team Champions Los Ben Dejos on 5/31 at CZW in Dayton, OH. They have won 7 straight matches as a team.

OI4K (Jake & Dave Crist)-Unranked last week; Defeated AR Fox & Rich Swann at CZW Prelude to Violence 2014 on 5/31 in Dayton, OH.

Air America (Gavin Daring & Skylar Kruze)-Unranked last week; NWA Tennessee Tag Team Champions defeated Shawn Schultz & Sigmon on 5/31 to retain the titles at NWA Smoky Mountain where they have retained the titles since 2/1/14 after multiple defenses.

Roscoe Eat Lisa (Zakk Sawyers & Mikey McFinnigan)-Unranked last week; Defeated Team B@M! (Simon Sezz and Hy-Zaya) at SNPW on 5/31.

Empire (Greg Anthony & Matt Riviera)-Unranked last week; NWA Lone Star Tag Team Champions defeated Americos & David Duperon to retain the titles on 5/31.

Team Bull (Bronze Bull & Bobby Starr)-Unranked last week; NEW IZW Tag Team Champions after defeating The K.C. Wolves (Luke Langley & Graham Bell) on 5/31 to win the titles.

The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-Ranked #2 last week for a 2nd straight week; PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions defeated Yabo the Clown and Yorick the Jester at PGP to retain the PGP Tag Team Titles and then beat Isaias Velasquez & Danny Cannon on 6/1 at VWAA to retain the JCW Tag Team Titles.

Da House Party (Cooley-K & K-MC)-Unranked last week; VPW Tag Team Champions defeated The Down Boyz on 5/31 at Upper Limits 2014 to retain the titles.

Bad Intentions (AC Anderson & Havoc)-Unranked last week; Defeated First Class (Kevin Graham & Punisher Van Slyke) to win the WXW Elite Tag Team Titles on 5/31.

Hot and Spicy (Axel Dieter Jr. & Da Mack)-Unranked last week; wXw World Tag Team Champions defeated Keel Holding on 5/31 to retain the titles. Winners of 3 straight and 6 of their last 7 matches.

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 2nd, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:27 am

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 2nd, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-xD

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1. Satoshi Kojima (@cozy_lariat)-HUGE weekend for the NWA World Heavyweight Champion NWA World Heavyweight Champion and ½ of the NWA World Tag Team Champions as he qualified for the poll after he defeated Jeremiah Plunkett on 5/30 at NWA SAW to retain the title and then defeated Damien Wayne later in the night. On 5/31 he defeated Carson at NWA Houston to retain the title once again to go 3-0 on the weekend. He has won 9 straight matches and shoots straight up the rankings in his very first appearance. With a rematch vs. Rob Conway coming up, he’ll have another chance to reach the very top of the Top 10.

2. Gary Jay (@StiffRoboGinger)-The St. Louis Anarchy Champion and VWAA Circuit Champion defeated Moose at IWA Mid-South on 5/29, Steven Kennedy at PWCS on 5/31, and then Rickey Shane Page on 6/1 at VWAA to retain the Circuit Title. It’s his first ranking in a couple of months and it’s a HIGH ranking. With the way he’s going this year, it’s hard to argue that he’s one of the best in the Midwest right now. He was just a few votes away from the #1 ranking this week.

3. Dave Mastiff (@DaveMastiff)-Hell of a weekend for this brute of a man. He was 3-1 on the weekend with wins vs. Low Ki at PCW, Bubblegum at PCW, and Chris Hero at SWE. His only loss was in a 4 Way vs. Uhaa Nation on 5/30 at PCW. Despite the one loss, he beat the who’s who of not only independent wrestling, but wrestling in general over the weekend. We’ve been seeing him get mentions from time to time but he kicked the door to the Top 10 right in this week.

4. Hy-Zaya-His win vs. last week’s #8 Shane Mercer and his strong support last week in the IPR poll was enough to push him straight up the rankings after a very strange week. He’s now in the finals of the IWA Mid-South World Title Tournament but standing in his way is last week’s #10 Kongo Kong. It would be a monumental victory if he could beat the big man and it would be his first World Title win at IWA (he’s a former Light Heavyweight Champion there). #10 in the online poll.

5. Max Von Shultz (@Mexxberg)-He came onto the Indy Power Rankings radar seemingly out of nowhere as the NEW Varsity Pro Wrestling Champion defeated Leon Shah on 5/28 to win the title and then continued to win, retaining vs. Jay White on 5/29, Rob Holte on 5/30 and then scoring another win vs. Kayden Lay on 5/30 to go 4-0 on the weekend. In terms of shear amount of wins, he was #1 this week. Great weekend to make his first appearance in the Top 10.

6. David Starr (@TheProductDS)-This triple champion has been unbelievably successful lately. He is the XWA Heavyweight and ½ of the FIP/CZW World Tag Team Champions. On 5/31 he and JT Dunn put those CZW World Tag Team Titles on the line vs. the PWX Tag Team Champions Los Ben Dejos and came out victorious. He falls a couple of spots due to it being just a tag team win, but it was enough to keep him in the Top 10.

7. Tommy End (@TommyEnd)-This is not his first appearance in the Top 10 but it’s the first in several weeks. The wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion defeated Chris Hero on 5/31 to retain the title and then defeated Mark Haskins by DQ on 6/1 which was enough to get him noticed, but it was his 7 straight wins that helped push him right back into the Indy Power Rankings once again.

8. Reed Bentley (@TheReedBentley)-The EPW Elite Champion defeated Jonathan Gresham by countout at IWA Mid-South on 5/29 and then defeated Tripp Cassidy, Ace Perry, and Shane Mercer to become the NEW EPW Openweight Champion (which he gave back to Cassidy the same night) on 5/31. He’s been no stranger to big time matches lately with wins over the likes of Chris Hero and others, but it’s been a while and he deserved to return after a weekend where he beat top names and added gold (temporarily) to his collection.

9. Ethan Page (@ethanpage89)-1/2 of the AAW Tag Team Champions stays right where he was last week in the Top 10 after a singles victory vs. Louis Lyndon at AAW on 5/31. He’s been as successful as anyone lately and some voters even made an argument for him at #1 (citing that he was the only ranked member of the Top 10 from last week that won a singles match). It’s been another solid year so far for “All Ego.”

10. “American Viking” Alexandre Rudolph (@VikingRudolph)-½ of the SNPW Tag Team Champions won a 4 Way vs. Da Black Mon, Bolt Brady, and Daniel Eads at IWA Mid-South on 5/29, teamed with Jake Parnell to beat Team IOU on 5/31 at SNPW, and then teamed with Evan Gelistico to defeat Valhalla and Derrick St. Holmes at VWAA on 6/1 to go 3-0 on the weekend. It’s his first time in the Indy Power Rankings Top 10 after some successful weeks to appear in the Tag Team Top 5 and if this success continues, it won’t be his last time. #9 in the online poll.

People’s Champ. Lance Anoa’i-WXW C4 Ultimate Heavyweight Champion defeated Bandido Jr. on 5/30 and Carlito on 5/31. #1 in the online poll with 148 votes.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Josef Von Schmidt-#2 in the online poll with 137 votes

Kevin Tibbs-#8 in the online poll

Ethan Page

Michael Elgin

Devan Thomas-#4 in the online poll with 38 votes

Joe Black

Xavier Mustafa

Mase Morgen

Heidi Lovelace

Jimmy Jacobs

DJ Hyde

Melvin Maximus

Derek Neal

Matt Taylor-#5 in the online poll with 32 votes

Mitch Blake

Johnny Jackson

Dave Mastiff

Jayden Draigo

Ricochet

Rex Lawless

Mike Mondo

Chrissy Rivera-#7 in the online poll

Famous B

Bryan Wilcott

Barbi Hayden

Danny Ramons

John Klinger

Ryan Smile

Jezabeth

Shane Strickland

Biff Busick

Drew Gulak

Shane Hollister

Christopher Saynt

Ian Ambrose

Ryan Kross

Cody Burns

Matt Majestic

Hakim Zane-#6 in the online poll

Eddy Young-#3 in the online poll with 71 votes

Mallaki Matthews

Lance Anoa'i



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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 2nd, 2014

Postby PhenomenalTLD » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:01 am

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 2nd, 2014 http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-xQ
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1. Juicy Product (David Starr & JT Dunn)-After 3 straight weeks at #1, the team took a week off to pursue a couple of big singles matches. The FIP & CZW World Tag Team Champions teamed once again and defeated PWX Tag Team Champions Los Ben Dejos on 5/31 at CZW in Dayton, OH. They have won 7 straight matches as a team as they have balanced great singles victories with (perhaps) even more impressive tag team victories in 2014. Tied for #3 in the online poll.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-The PGP, Zero-1 USA, and JCW Tag Team Champions get the #2 ranking for the 3rd week straight as they defeated Yabo the Clown and Yorick the Jester at PGP to retain the PGP Tag Team Titles and then beat Isaias Velasquez & Danny Cannon on 6/1 at VWAA to retain the JCW Tag Team Titles. Their dominance has been inarguable in 2014 as they still sit at #1 in the Tag Team Top 50 as the year continues to move along. #2 in the online poll.

3. BULLET CLUB (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)-The former #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 and the IWGP Tag Team Champions teamed with Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, & Yujiro Takahashi to defeat CHAOS on 5/30, they defeated Captain New Japan & Hiroshi Tanahashi on 5/31, and again defeated Captain New Japan & Hiroshi Tanahashi on 6/1 to go 3-0 on the weekend. They have won 5 straight matches as a team. Tied for #3 in the online poll.

4. Team Single (Rampage Brown & T-Bone)-The PCW Tag Team Champions defeated reDRagon to retain the titles on 5/30 at PCW, they teamed with Joey Hayes to win a Four on Three Handicap Match vs. Al Snow, Danny Hope, Juventud Guerrera, and Mad Man Manson on 5/31 at PCW, and then defeated Legion of Boom (Chris Masters & Dave Rayne) to retain the titles on 5/31 at PCW as well. They were 3-0 on the weekend and have won 15 of their last 16 matches. They have been absolutely unstoppable in the UK this year. #5 in the online poll.

5. The Skywalkers (Robbie Walker & Aaron Sky)-They finally break into the Top 5! The OVW Southern Tag Team Champions defeated Stuart Miles and Jade Dawson at the OVW TV Taping on 5/28 to once again qualify for the poll, but it was the fact that they are the winners of 11 of their last 12 matches (the only non-win being a no contest vs. Dylan Bostic, Roberto De Luna, and Marcus Anthony on 4/16) that got them into the top 5. With them exclusively teaming in OVW, they have not gotten to take their show on tour, but they have dominated their promotion thus far.

People’s Champs. Roscoe Eat Lisa (Mikey McFinnigan & Zakk Sawyers)-Defeated Team B@M! at SNPW on 5/31 and gained 47 votes to win the online voting competition.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Empire
Primetime Outlaws
Shane Hollister & Josh Alexander
OI4K
Air America
Team Bull
Da House Party
Bad Intentions
Hot and Spicy
Viking War Party



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