Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 25th, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 25th, 2015

 

#1 Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett-The Carolinas came up strong this week! It seemed like a little bit of a long-shot, but they travelled from North Carolina to California and won one of the most prestigious tournaments on the independent wrestling calendar when they won the DDT4 Tournament. They defeated Speedball Mike Bailey & Matt Sydal in the first round, then Ricochet & Rich Swann in the second round, and finally The Beaver Boys in the finals to win the tournament. It was a HUGE weekend for these guys as they’ve proven that they’re likely not just a flash in the pan as a tag team. They swept the official voters as they were #1 on everyone’s ballot this week.

 

 

#2 Viking War Party (Jake Parnell & Alex Rudolph @VikingWarParty)-The NEW CCW Tag Team Champions take the #2 spot this week after defeating Iron Fear (Shane Mercer & Andrew Hunter) and Tryout Show Rejects (John Wayne Murdoch & Reed Bentley) on 5/23 to win the vacant titles. This combination has been THE money tag team for the Viking War Party as they were the pairing that got themselves ranked #23 in the 2014 Tag Team Top 50. Can they do it again this year? Chances are looking good! They also finished in 3rd place in the online voting competition as they collected 58 votes.

 

 

#3 The Lionhearts (Eddie Ryan & Jason LaRusso)-Despite multiple appearances on the Tag Team poll, they had yet to make the Tag Team Top 5…until this week. The AWW British Tag Team Champions added the PWP Tag Team Titles to their collection this past weekend as they teamed with X-Pac at 4FW on 5/23 to defeat Antonio De Luca & The Bruisers (Crippler Gordon & Crusher Lomaxx) and then defeated Pretty Marvellous (Danny Walsh & Mark Walsh) at PWP on 5/24 to win the titles to go 2-0 for the week. Keep an eye on this tag team as they have been doing big things all across the UK this year.

 

 

#4 Strong BJ/BJ Strong (Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi)-This tag team just keeps popping up in the Tag Team Top 5 as they move up from the #5 spot last week. The KO-D Tag Team Champions defeated Super Crazy & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya at NOAH on 5/21 and then teamed with Super Delfin at BJW on 5/23 to defeat Shisa-o, Brahman Shu and Brahman Kei to go 2-0 for the week. With 13 straight wins to their credit, this tag team has been kicking ass and taking names throughout the year. It doesn’t appear like that is going to come to an end any time soon.

 

 

#5 El Dream Team (Rey Mysterio Jr., Myzteziz, & El Patron Alberto)-It’s the only 3-man team to make the Tag Team Top 5 this week and with the significance of their victories, it would have been very difficult to snub them this week. They defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, Taiji Ishimori and Atsushi Kotoge in the first round, then defeated ACH, Moose and Brian Cage in the semifinals and then defeated fought Matt Hardy, Mr. Anderson and Johnny Mundo to a time limit draw (but eventually won after Mysterio won an overtime singles match) in Mexico on 5/24 to win the Lucha Libre World Cup. With 2 wins and a draw this week, they found a way to get into the Top 5 for the very first time. Will it be the last? We’ll see if they team again this year.

 

 

People’s Champs. Jack Spade & Maru (@MrGrappler)-Give major props to this week’s People’s Champs as they duked it out with Team IOU for much of the duration of the online voting competition and at the end of the day, they came out on top with 168 votes. They are also the NEW RCCW Tag Team Champions after they defeated Butchie Davis & Tre Blackman on 5/22 to win the titles. RCCW has produced multiple People’s Champs over the last few months and this week was no different.

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Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Speed of Sounds

Kobayashi, Kodaka, & Miyamoto

Team IOU-#2 in the online voting competition with 113 votes

London Riots

Hamrick & Tracer X

Snake Pit

Le Tabarnak de Team

MEM & Taeler Hendrix-#34 in the online voting competition with 50 votes

Heatseekers

Tozawa & Takagi

Perth K9

Beaver Boys

Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee

Slim J & Yehi

The Estate

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 25th, 2015

 
 Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 25th, 2015

 

#1 Raymond Rowe (@RaymondxRowe)-It was a VERY close vote this week as the JLIT Tournament Winner for 2015 ran into some stiff competition from Santana Garrett. That being said, Raymond Rowe came out on top, coming no lower than #2 on any of the official voters’ ballots. This is his not his first #1 ranking as he had one in very early 2014 but it’s his first in quite some time. Over the weekend he defeated Rickey Shane Page at AIW on 5/22, then defeated Nick Gage on 5/23, then defeated Tracy Williams the same night, and then defeated Josh Prohibition and Louis Lyndon to win the tournament to go 4-0 for the week. With his frequent ROH work still ongoing, we still hope to see more of him in 2015 on the indies!

 

#2 Santana Garrett (@BrittanyTNA)-Inarguably the most dominant female in independent wrestling in 2015…she grabs yet another high ranking this week. With her holding titles such as the SHINE, NWA Women’s, JCW Women’s, and the Battling Bombshell’s Women’s Title she went into the weekend and added even more prestige to her already phenomenal year. She defeated Nikki Adams at Masters of Ring Entertainment on 5/23 in the first round, then defeated Ronnie Nicole in the semifinals and Kacee Carlisle in the final to win the tournament to go 3-0 for the week. We say no other female has been more dominant but at this point, very few males have been as dominant. Look for her to continue to crush her competition going forward.

 

#3 Roderick Strong (@RoderickStrong)-If we were balloting for “Wrestler of the Year” right now, Roderick Strong would have to be at or near the top of the list. The PWG World Champion defeated Chris Hero and Brian Cage on 5/22 to retain the title and then travelled to PROGRESS in Europe and defeated Tommy End to go 2-0 for the week. With wins in 9 of his last 11 matches outside of ROH, Roderick Strong has experienced a career revival this year. Very few wrestlers in the U.S. have been as hungry and motivated as Strong this year and if you’re in his path, look the hell out.

 

#4 Davey Vega (@DaveyVega85)-The AIW Intense Champion had another stellar weekend as he defeated Heidi Lovelace at AIW on 5/22, then beat BJ Whitmer on 5/23 to go 2-0 for the week. With some great competition in front of him this week, he was unable to crack the Top 3, but this was highest ranking this year. After getting his first #1 ranking in 2014 in a bit of a surprise, he’d slow down a little bit in terms of getting ranked. That all changed this week as he garnered a ton of support after a flawless weekend.

 

#5 People’s Champ. Bryan Skyline (@BryanSkyline)-Without the fan vote, he would have been ranked, but he solidified his spot this week by dominating the online voting competition, securing more than double the votes of the 2nd place finisher. He had a very good weekend as the UPW American Champion defeated Shannon Moore on 5/22 to retain the title and then defeated Rhino and Joseph Schwartz on 5/23 to retain the title to go 2-0 for the week. Skyline has been showing a lot of potential this year and finally proved how good he can be with a very good ranking AND a win in the online voting competition with 110 votes.

#6 Shynron (@Dragon_Shynron)-One of the best high-flyers in the world makes his return to the Top 10 this week after he defeated Lukas Sharp at NEW on 5/23 and then teamed with Argus, Eddie Kingston & Ophidian at Chikara on 5/24 to beat The Wrecking Crew (The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch & Max Smashmaster) & Jaka to go 2-0 for the week. Despite no fan turn out in the online voting competition this week, he has had one hell of a 2-year run as one of the very best in the world in terms of putting on an absolute show. This is his 2nd highest ranking in 2015.

 

#7 Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe)-Despite his appearances on NXT, Samoa Joe is STILL tearing it up on the indies vs. some of the best talent available anywhere. Over the weekend he defeated someone who is a perennial Top 10 contender in Johnny Gargano on 5/23 at AIW. It was that STRONG win that impressed people enough to get him into the Indy Power Rankings this week with just one win. We hope to see more of him in 2015, but as most know, his time may be limited very soon.

 

#8 Princess Kimber Lee (@Kimber_Lee90)-Whatever her moniker she’s competing, 1/2 of Shimmer, Shine and WSU Tag Team Champions always shows up to compete. Over the weekend she defeated Juan Francisco at Chikara on 5/23; and then teamed with Jervis Cottonbelly on 5/24 to beat The Gentleman’s Club (Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy) to go 2-0 for the week. She’s having a FANTASTIC 2015 and this week was just further proof of that undeniable fact.

 

#9 Muhammed Yone-Surprisingly this is the first Top 10 ranking for this NOAH-based talent. On 5/21 he won a Battle Royal at NOAH and then followed that up when he teamed with Katsuhiko Nakajima at NOAH on 5/23 to beat Super Crazy and Captain NOAH to go 2-0 for the week. With victories in 6 of his last 8 matches, Yone has been doing good things in NOAH lately. Can he build on this ranking? We shall see.

 

#10 Masato Yoshino-1/2 of the Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Champions returns to the Top 10 this week as he teamed with Akira Tozawa and Shingo Takagi at Dragon Gate on 5/23 to defeat YAMATO, Cyber Kong and Punch Tominaga and then defeated Masaaki Mochizuki on 5/24 to go 2-0 for the week. With wins in 14 straight matches, very few have been as impressive lately as one of the speediest athletes on the face of the Earth. Yoshino just continues to do his thing at Dragon Gate, racking up wins along the way.

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Akebono

Josh Alexander

Joe Black

Jessie Belle

Krofton

Tony Cortez

Joshua Cutshall

Kongo Kong

Kellie Skater

Rip Reilly

Zack Sabre Jr.

Mikey Lord

Danny Duggan

Nathan Cruz

Mark Haskins

Daisuke Sekimoto

Ultimo Dragon

Minoru Tanaka

Brandon White

Jakob Hammermeier

Ben Mana

Kenny King

Misaki Ohata

Marcio Silva

Chet Sterling

Steve Corino

Thunderkitty

Ethan Alexander Sharpe

Blake Edward Bellakis

 

 

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 5/25/15?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1

Winner of the online voting competition are “People Champs” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the tag team’s final ranking so vote away!

Winner of the online voting competition will have their social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 5/26

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, May 27th at 3 PM EST! Be the first to know who got ranked, who got snubbed, and who is #1 this week!

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5/24 AML ‘Live to Win’ Results Winston Salem, NC

Thanks to Jeff Melton for results

Jason “The Gift” Kincaid def Brandon Scott

Baron Bullard def George South Jr.

The Heatseekers (Elliott Russell & Sigmon) def Nuclear Kasaarole (“Cauliflower” Chase Brown & “Superhuman” Peter Kasaa)

Tama Tonga def Brady Pierce

Damien Wayne def Raj Singh (fka Jinder Mahal) in a falls count anywhere, no DQ match

Doc Gallows & Amber O’Neal-Gallows def Raphael King & Devyn Nicole

Caprice Coleman def “King” Shane Williams, Zane Dawson & Vordell Walker to become the inaugural AML Heavyweight Champion. There was some drama surrounding the finish of the match as Williams seemed to have  Walker pinned at the same time Coleman was pinning Dawson and the referee counted the three crowning Caprice the 1st AML Champion.

Following the match, Coleman was addressing the crowd about how he would be a fighting champion and defend against ANYONE and he was interrupted by his former partner in C & C Wrestle Factory Cedric Alexander. Cedric said he didn’t want to ruin Caprice’s moment but he did say “anyone” and he wanted a title shot. Coleman said he would grant that match anywhere, anytime because he knows Cedric has earned it.

AML returns to Winston Salem Sunday June 28th for tickets and info visit AMLWrestling.com

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of May 25th, 2015?

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Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!

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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 5/25

The Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal” at 3 PM EST on Tuesday, May 26th. Don’t miss it!

5/23 SWA Results Forest City, NC

Thanks to James Shaver for results

Rob Killjoy def Joey Ford

Alexis Parrish def Jamie Lee

Eric Anton def Super Law

Big Country & Southern Anarchy def CC Cogdell & High Profile in six man tag action

Tracer X & Chris Hamrick def Worse Case Scenario to retain the SWA tag team titles

Joshua “REAL” Cutshall def James Drake to win the SWA Heavyweight Title ***TITLE CHANGE***

5/23 CWF Mid-Atlantic ‘Rising Generation League’ Results Gibsonville, NC

Thanks to Jeff Melton for results

Nick RIchards def Wesley Jennings

Aaron Biggs def Labron Kozone

Otto Schwanz def Chris Lea

Smith Garrett def Chappy

Chet Sterling def Jesse Adler

Ethan Alexander Sharpe def Samoa Joey to retain the RGL title

CWF Mid-Atlantic returns to Gibsonville May 30 for ‘Homecoming’ a night with the past, present, and future of CWF Mid-Atlantic.

Don’t miss CWF WorldWide every Wednesday at 9 pm (EST) following WWE NXT for FREE on the official youtube channel of CWF.