Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 19th, 2017 


#1 The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-Don’t let the picture fool you. Despite their success in ROH and New Japan, this ranking is solely based on the independents over the last week. Well, that combined with their prestige as a team and the usual things that we look at when our official voters put together their ballots week after week. That said, Matt and Nick Jackson, the ROH World and IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions had a FANTASTIC weekend on the indies as they defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey) at House of Hardcore in Australia on 6/16, then defeated Tommy Dreamer & Billy Gunn on 6/17, and then defeated The Spirit Squad again on 6/18 to go 3-0 for the week. The Bucks continue to prove that when they work in promotions that are eligible for our rankings, they are almost unparalleled.

 

 

#2 The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter @BeardedBullys)-It feels great to see a healthy Mason Cutter teaming with Devin again and picking up wins and even more titles. The 2014 and 2015 Tag Team Top 50 #1’s and current FIP Tag Team Champions added the Rockstar Pro Titles (again) to their new collection as they defeated Night Ryderz (Dustin Rayz & Alex Colon) at Rockstar Pro on 6/14 to win the vacant titles and then beat Matt Tremont and Teddy Stigma at Full Impact Pro on 6/17 to retain the titles to go 2-0 for the week. Had it not been for the incredible week by the Young Bucks, The Hooligans likely would have been almost the consensus #1 this week. That said, the Cutters are in prime position to make another run in this year’s year-end Tag Team Top 50. Find out where they are in the mid-year update next Wednesday at 3 PM Eastern!

 

 

#3 Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey)

 

 

#4 Modern Day Savages (Aleki & Ati)

 

#5 People’s Champs. The Hounds of Hades (Jackson & Austin Shadows)-We get our first ranking from the Shadows as the Shockwave and AIWF Edge Tag Team Champions helped their own cause by winning the online voting competition and edging out #CCK (due to having more fan votes to break the tie) to slide into the Tag Team Top 5. They got on the poll as they defeated Bad Blood at Shockwave on 6/17 to retain the titles. If they can keep on winning and defending titles, they’ll likely be seen again in the rankings. You can like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheHoundsOfHades/ and follow them on Instagram @hounds_of_hades

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

The Street-#2 in the online voting competition with 48 votes

4 Gotten-#3 in the online voting competition with 36 votes

2 Stars

Atkins Brothers

Omega Virus-#4 in the online voting competition with 24 votes

Midnight Delight

Pyramids of Power

Middlesex Express

The Dream Catchers

 

 

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 19th, 2017


#1 Anthony Henry (@AntnyHenry)-It’s another #1 ranking after another huge weekend for Anthony Henry as he won the most recent WWN Styles Battle at FIP. After a breakout year in 2016, he continued to make a name for himself over the weekend as the PWX Heavyweight Champion defeated Matt Tremont in the first round at WWN Style Battle on 6/16, then defeated Joey Janela in the second round, then defeated Fred Yehi in the final the same day to win the tournament. He then defeated Maxwell Jacob Friedman at Full Impact Pro on 6/17 to go 4-0 for the week. He swept the official voters’ ballots this week as every official voter marked him down as their #1 and he came in second in the online voting competition as fans rallied behind the young star. Look out for him to continue this type of success as 2017 rolls on!

 

#2 Matt Riddle (@SuperKingofBros)-Matt Riddle has had an unparalleled 2017 so far and he’s back in the rankings again this week after a very good weekend for the WWN and PROGRESS Atlas Champion. First, he defeated Martin Stone at WWN Style Battle on 6/16 to retain the title, then defeated Jon Davis at Full Impact Pro to retain the WWN title again, then defeated Hallowicked at Chikara on 6/18 in the first round of the Johnny Kidd Invitational Tournament, and then took his only loss off the weekend as he lost to Juan Francisco de Coronado in the semifinals the same day to go 3-1 for the week. Despite the loss, the official voters saw two title defenses and some very good quality of opponents. Riddle ends up at #2 this week. Not too shabby.

 

#3 Sami Callihan (@TheSamiCallihan)-The stars are out in the Indy Power Rankings this week as numbers 1-3 all hold major titles. The AAW Heavyweight (and Pro Wrestling 2.0 Heavyweight Champion) defeated Matt Sydal at Pro Wrestling Guerilla on 6/16 and then defeated Michael Elgin at AAW on 6/17 to retain the title to go 2-0 for the week. While he didn’t have quite as many wins as Henry or Riddle this week, you can’t overlook the quality of his opponents as Sydal and Elgin are two worldwide stars on the indies right now. “The Callihan Death Machine” continues to make waves wherever he competes.

 

 

 

#4 Travis Banks (@Travis_BanksPW)-Much like the talents above him in this week’s Top 10, Travis Banks has had a phenomenal 2017. The former Indy Power Rankings #1 and current Lucha Forever, Fight Club PRO and 1/2 of RevPro British Tag Team Champions defeated Mark Haskins at Lucha Forever on 6/13 to retain the title, then defeated Glamorous Roddy at Pro Wrestling Malta on 6/17, then defeated Mark Haskins and Shane Strickland in a triple threat at Lucha Forever on 6/18 to retain again to go 3-0 for the week. Travis Banks continues to make a huge push up the ladder of this year’s IPR 100.

 
#5 Rory Gulak-The “other Gulak” gets his first ranking in the Indy Power Rankings this week after winning the Johnny Kidd Invitational Tournament with a 3-0 record for the week. He defeated Travis Huckabee at Chikara in the first round on 6/18, then defeated Zack Sabre Jr in the semifinals, and then defeated Juan Francisco de Coronado in the final to win the tournament. It was a tremendous weekend for one of the truly unsung talents on the indies right now as he appears to be looking to get his name on everyone’s radars as 2017 continues.
 
#6 Riker
 
#7 Samantha Starr
 
#8 MVP
 
#9 El Ligero
 
#10 People’s Champ. Eddie Toon-The Rocket City Championship Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Champion gets his first official ranking AND his first win in the online voting competition this week. He got on the ballot by defeating Chris Rage in a Dog Chain Match on 6/17 to retain the title. 51 votes later and he outlasted this week’s official #1 Anthony Henry to win the People’s Champ award for the week as his fans came together to support him and push him into the Top 10. This is not Eddie Toon’s first mention in the Indy Power Rankings and with that type of fan support, it may not be his last.


 
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Pete Bouncer

Big Jym Anderson

Apu Singh

JB Tickle

Colt Cabana

Jake Crist

Penta El Zero M

Super Beetle

JT Dunn

Bubblegum

Clayton Jackson

Zack Sabre Jr.

Matt “Grimm” Basso

Tarkan Aslan

 

 

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of June 12th, 2017


#1 The Kraken (Chip Day and Murder-1)-This is NOT the first #1 ranking for Chip Day in a tag team but it IS the first #1 ranking for this duo. This tag team has been tearing it up over the last year plus at AWE and this weekend was just further proof of that fact. They entered Bobby And Stan’s Most Excellent Tag Team Tournament 2 and defeated The Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude & Rob Killjoy) and The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett) at Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment on 6/9 in the first round, then defeated Indy Card Mafia (Eric Emanon & Thomas Brewington) on 6/10 in the semifinals, and then defeated The Submission Squad (Evan Gelistico & Gary Jay) in the final the same day to win the tournament with a 3-0 record for the week. There was no doubt that they were the official voters’ consensus #1 as they EASILY swept the ballots. Congrats to The Kraken who just continue to dominate the South!

 

 

#2 Le Tabarnak de Team (Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas Dubois)-We go from the South in Georgia for our #1 to the North in Canada where Le Tabarnak de Team continued to prove while they’re one of the best tag teams in the Great White North. The Combat Revolution Wrestling and International Wrestling Syndicate Tag Team Champions defeated Buxx Belmar & Sexxxy Eddy at CRW on 6/9 to retain the titles; then defeated Halal Beefcake (Idris Abraham & Joe Coleman) at Smash on 6/11 to go 2-0 for the week. LTDT have been quietly dominating Canada for the last several years and they FINALLY get some of the credit they deserve this week.

 

 

#3 Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito

 

 

#4 Speed of Sounds (Tsutomo Oosugi aka Yapper Man #1 & Hercules Senga aka Yapper Man #2)

 

#5 Brat Pack (Nick Bury & Mitch Waterman)

 

People’s Champs. The Hoodrich Brothers (Mike Cobb and Shawn Hoodrich)-This Nashville-based Tag Team get their first win in the online voting competition after a HUGE win over the weekend. The SWF Tag Team Champions defeated former 2-time Tag Team Top 50 #1’s The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter) and Super Over Baby Faces (Petey St. Croix & Jeremy Flynt) on 6/9 to retain the titles. That victory got them on the poll and after 40 votes from the fans, they became this week’s People’s Champs after winning the fan vote. You can follow Mike Cobb on Instagram at @nlmc3000 and you can follow Shawn Hoodrich on Instagram at @the_cardiovascular_massacre and on Twitter at @shawnhoodrich86

 

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Beer: 30-#2 in the online voting competition with 31 votes

VerserK

True Grit

Guns for Hire

Kazsuada Higuchi & Shigehiro Irie

Submission Squad

 

 

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of June 12th, 2017


#1 Adam Cole (@AdamColePro)-The NEW IWC Super Indy Champion gets his first #1 ranking in quite some time after winning the Super Indy 16 Tournament. As the Super Indy Tournament often falls on Tournament of Death Weekend, it often has been overlooked, but this is the first time it has produced a #1 ranking. It was all about strength of competition and prestige of the talent involved as Adam Cole beat Zema Ion in the First Round on 6/10, then beat Joey Janela in the Second Round the same day, and then beat Jonathan Gresham in the Final to win the tournament and the vacant title with a 3-0 record for the week. Adam Cole BAY-BAY is at the top of the Indy Power Rankings once again!

 

#2 Jimmy Havoc (@JimmyHavoc)-The IPW: UK World and Championship of Wrestling Interstate Champion gets a #2 ranking after beating some strong opponents, but the official voters felt that Adam Cole’s strength of competition was enough to edge him out for the top spot this week. Don’t overlook who Havoc beat though as he beat John Wayne Murdoch and Rickey Shane Page in the First Round of CZW’s Tournament of Death on 6/10, then beat MASADA in Round 2, and then beat Conor Claxton in a No Ropes, No Ring Mat, Barbed Wire, and Light Tubes Death Match to win CZW TOD 16 with a 3-0 record for the week. That about wraps it up for death match season with multiple #2 rankings and even a #1!

 

#3 Mark Haskins (@FightHaskins)-This English talent had a very good week as he won the Smash Gold 2017 Tournament in Canada over the weekend with a 2-0 record for the week. In Round on 6/11 he defeated Dalton Castle and then followed that up by defeating Evil Uno, Kevin Bennett, TARIK, and Sebastian Suave in a Five-Way Elimination Final the same day to win the tournament. While his official record was only 2-0 for the week, he technically outlasted 6 other competitors to win the tournament, thus he gets the nod for the #3 ranking this week just behind Adam Cole and Jimmy Havoc. It was all about tournaments this week from #1-#3.

 

 

 

#4 T-Hawk-Spot #4 in the Indy Power Rankings goes to another tournament winner as T-Hawk teamed with El Lindaman and Shingo Takagi at Dragon Gate on 6/8 to defeat Tribe Vanguard (BxB Hulk, YAMATO & Yosuke Santa Maria) then defeated Eita on 6/10 in the semifinals, and then defeated Naruki Doi in the final on 6/11 to win the King of Gate 2017 tournament to go 3-0 for the week. The only thing that likely kept T-Hawk from being even higher was the fact that one of his victories was a tag match, but you can’t really argue with his 2 singles wins to win the King of Gate tournament. So that being said, 1-4 goes to tournament winners.

 
#5 Dre Jacobs-AND the #5 spot goes to a tournament winner as well. Dre Jacobs defeated Marcus Everett at XICW on 6/11 in a Qualifying Match, then outlasted Travis Titan, El Diablo, Chris Moore, Jaimy Coxxx, DBA, Jake Something, and Hakim Zane in the second round, and then defeated Malcolm Monroe III to win the Malcolm Monroe Memorial Cup to go 3-0 for the week. 5 rankings. 5 tournaments. 5 winners. It was VERY difficult to determine who went where this week, but this ultimately how it all shook out at the end of the day.
 
#6 Jimmy Kanda
 
#7 Chase Owens
 
#8 Cody Burns
 
#9 Juan Francisco de Coronado
 
#10 People’s Champ. Ragnar-It’s the first win in the online voting competition for Ragnar as he fought Asylum to a Double Countout at Maximum Pro Wrestling on 6/10 and then won a Rumble later the same day to go 1-0-1 for the week. It took 70 votes as he edged out Stitches for #1 in the fan vote to win his first People’s Champ award. You can like his home promotion’s Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/MaxProWrestling


 
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Stitches-#2 in the online voting competition with 60 votes

Rey Fury-#3 in the online voting competition with 57 votes

Brandon Scott

Da’Marius Jones-#4 in the online voting competition with 39 votes

Daniel Winchester-#5 in the online voting competition with 38 votes

Barrington Hughes-#6 in the online voting competition with 37 votes

Stevie Richards

Grazza Gates-#7 in the online voting competition with 33 votes

Mathieu St. Jacques

DeWayne Davis

Jacob Diez

Aaron Epic

Mike Verna

Buddy Hanlon

Joseph Schwartz

Jake Parnell

 

 

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