Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 24th, 2015

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#1 Maybach Taniguchi, Maybach Blue Justice, & Maybach Don-We get a very unexpected #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 in the Tag Team Top 5 this week as NOAH produces another top team (this time a 3-man team) in the Top 5. This time it comes from the Arkas Cup 6-Man Tag Tournament where this team defeated Mikey Nicholls, Super Crazy & Captain NOAH in the quarterfinals, then beat Takashi Sugiura, Akitoshi Saito & Quiet Storm in the semis, and then defeated Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & El Desperado) in the finals to go 3-0 and grab their first #1 ranking. With the tournament win, #1 ranking, and 3 straight wins, can this team return to the Tag Team Top 5 in 2015? They’d be one of the few three man teams to have that kind of success.

 

 

 

#2 Adam Caster & Evan Gelistico-This tag team came out of nowhere to win two HUGE matches over the weekend. First, they defeated The Viking War Party (Alex Rudolph & Jake Parnell) at SLA on 8/21 and they scored an even bigger upset when they defeated The Hooligans on 8/22 to win the SLA Tag Team Titles. With a 2-0 week, they get their first ranking in the Tag Team Top 5 and it’s a high one. The Hooligans have already said they’re coming after them for THEIR titles. Can Caster & Gelistico survive the challenges that lie ahead?

#3 The Models (Joey Hayes & Danny Hope)-This UK Tag Team has been tearing it up in Europe this year as they pop up again in the Tag Team Top 5 with a big weekend. The FSW (and BWP) Tag Team Champions defeated The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) at FSW on 8/22 in a TLC Match to retain the titles. While this was their only victory over the weekend, it was most certainly a HUGE one considering the competition and type of match they were in. Be on the lookout for more big things from them this year.

 

 

#4 Insane Evil (Chase McCoy & Dysfunction)-The tag team standouts in the Brew City have just continued to impress time and time again. The BCW (and ICW) Tag Team Champions defeated The Perfect 10 (Jarrod Willis & Justin Dredd) at BCW on 8/22 to retain the titles. With 4 straight victories under their belts and two titles to their credit, what more can we expect from this dominant team in the Wisconsin area? One thing’s for sure, they’ve had a very impressive 2015 thus far.

#5 Los Ingobernables (La Mascara, La Sombra, & Rush)-This is one of the rare occasions where we get TWO three man teams in the Tag Team Top 5. This team was actually tied with Insane Evil for the #4 spot, but it was the fan vote that broke the tie. That being said, this team was impressive over the weekend as they defeated Atlantis, Maximo & Valiente at CMLL on 8/21 and then defeated Brazo de Plata, Shocker & Volador Jr. at Promociones Tragedias on 8/22 to go 2-0 for the week. Good week for them. Will we see them again? Time will tell.

People’s Champs. Candy Crushers-Israel sweeps the online voting competitions this week as they won the singles voting and then easily won the tag team voting competition. With 109 votes, this tag team got enough support from the fans in their home country to earn a mention after they defeated Ken Kerbis & Sharon Palty at IWL on 8/17. Congratulations to them on their first People’s Champs Award!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Los Ben Dejos

UK Hooligans

Young Lions

Polo Promotions

Evolution

The N Words

Harley Wonderland & Rachel Rose

The Overdogs

BroDans

Golden Storm Riders

Andy Sweet & Mooch

Dicks on Fire

Ken Broadway & Ariela Nyx

The Threat

Suzuki Gun

Jon Ryan & Eddie Dennis

Aja Kong & Makoto

Kong & Oishi

Rodeo Drive

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 24th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 24th, 2015

#1 Santana Garrett (@SantanaGarrett_)-Santana does it for a third time! Not only did Santana Garrett rack up her third #1 ranking this week, she now owns ANOTHER title after defeating Ashley Mayberry, Grace Storm, MJ Knight, and Shaniah Arlyana at OPW on 8/23 to win the vacant title. The night before she retained her NWA World Women’s Title vs. Jayme Jameson at FWA to continue her dominance of women’s wrestling, independent wrestling, and the entire state of Florida. What’s next for perhaps the best and definitely the most dominant female wrestler on Planet Earth? Check out our very first interview with her here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/03/25/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-ft-santana-garrett-brittanytna

 

#2 Corporal Robinson-It was not a bad ranking at all this week for the winner of the first ever Southern Slaughter Tournament winner. By outlasting Terry Houston, Spidar Boodrow, Belton Creedmore, and Mike Levy, the true veteran of the Death Match scene took his talents to North Carolina where he came out on top. While he didn’t quite get the #1 spot this week, his ranking is respectable for winning a first-time tournament. A new, super motivated Corporal Robinson has been tearing it up in 2015 and he finally gets rewarded with a much-deserved ranking in this week’s Top 10. He also collected 49 votes in the online voting competition to come in 4th in the running for the People’s Champ award this week.

#3 Shingo Takagi-Dragon Gate strikes again with yet another high ranking for one of their top talents. The only thing that kept Shingo from the #2 spot was the lack of fan votes (he only got 1) to help his overall total. The Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion defeated Kzy on 8/20, then beat Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin on 8/22 and then wrapped up the week by beating U-T on 8/23. A 3-0 week gets Shingo another great ranking as he continues his rise up the 2015 IPR 100.

#4 Matt Cross (@MDoggMattCross)-The CWF Champion and QPW King of Ladders Champion may not be having the year on the indies that he had last year, but it’s still been very good. This past weekend he defeated David Starr at Legacy on 8/22 and then beat Rich Swann, Pepper Parks, and Kirk Warmack in a four-way at Smash Wrestling on 8/23 to go 2-0 for the week. With 4 straight victories, “M-Dogg” is on a roll right now. Is more gold in his future?

#5 Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano)-The Smash Wrestling Champion defeated Will Calrissian at ESW on 8/22 and then beat Candice LeRae at Smash on 8/23 to retain the title. His 2-0 week wasn’t his best week, but with his name value, prestige, and history on the indies, he had a leg up on the competition this week to grab the #5 spot to continue his successful year. Since the beginning of the Indy Power Rankings in 2013, Gargano has been arguably the most consistent wrestler in all the indies.

 

#6 Aja Kong-Aja Kong returns to the Top 10 this week when she defeated Tusukushi at the joint Wave/JWP/Reina/Oz Academy/Ice Ribbon show on 8/20 and then teamed with Makoto Oishi at DDT on 8/23 to win a tag team gauntlet battle royal. She finished off the weekend by teaming with Jun Kasai and Minoru Suzuki at Oz Academy on 8/23 to defeat Mitsuhisa Sunabe, Ryuji Ito, & Yumi Ohka. Her 3-0 week was one of the best despite not having a lot of singles victories.

#7 Maybach Taniguchi-He has a 4-0 week and only gets a #7 spot? Examine his week last week and you may see why that is. He teamed with Maybach Blue Justice & Maybach Don at NOAH on 8/19 to defeat Captain NOAH, Mikey Nicholls & Super Crazy in the quarterfinals, then to defeat No Mercy (Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura) & Quiet Storm in the semifinals and then to defeat Suzuki-gun (El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka) to win the Arukas Cup Six Man Tag Tournament and then defeated Takashi Iizuka by DQ on 8/22. His week was certainly impressive, but it was the lack of singles success that likely kept him in the lower portion of the Top 10.

#8 Alex Castle (@thisisatravesty)-It was a very good weekend for Castle as he defeated his former partner, Matt Cage at SLA on 8/21 and then beat Ricky Starks, Justin D’Air, Mike Outlaw, Mikey McFinnegan, and Donovan Danhausen in a six-way match at SLA on 8/22. His 2-0 weekend at CIRCUS MAXIMUS was enough to get him back into the Top 10 for the first time in quite some time. Can he continue this momentum and get some more entries into the Top 10 before the end of the year?

#9 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-The former multiple time #1 had another solid week as he took his ICW World Title back to the UK where he defeated Kris Travis on 8/23 to retain the title. While he no longer has the Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE titles to his credit, he does still have a nice collection of gold. He has racked up 7 victories in his last 10 matches outside of TNA. He’s currently battling for the #1 spot in the IPR 100. If he can continue to pick up independent bookings outside of the majors, he has a fighting chance.

 

#10 Marcellus King (@MARCELLUSKING1)-The Mid-Atlantic King forced everyone to #BowDown over the weekend as he defeated Brad Attitude to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title on 8/22. The title has a rich history with the Indy Power Rankings as it previously earned Arik Royal a #1 ranking back in 2013. The title proves its worth again as Marcellus King gets his first Top 10 ranking this year. With 7 wins and 1 draw in his last 8 matches, Marcellus King has a shot of building on this ranking in the near future.

People’s Champ. Max Havok-Israel came strong again this week as the NEW IWL Champion won the online voting competition with a very impressive 147 votes collected. He defeated Iceman for the title in Israel on 8/17 and then turned around and won his first People’s Champ award this week. Congratulations to Max Havok!

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Steve O Reno

Tommy End

Tim Donst

Jaxon Jarvis

Chelsea

Rich Swann

Live Wire

Jack Thriller

Joey Avalon

Sierra

Queen Maya

Lana Austin

Lince Dorado

Rhino

American Superstar

AR Fox

George Gatton

Argon

Io Shirai

Bryan Skyline

Brock Hall

Bubblegum

Kameron Kade

Smiley

LJ Heron

Hudson Envy

Quiksilver

GPA

Jason Havoc

Taxi Queen

Eddie Diamond

Trevor Lee

Mikey Lord

Metalico

Dameon Ceretone

Danny Chase

Apollo

Ruby

Shuri

Sonoko Kato

Chet Sterling

Boby Zavala

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 8/24/15?

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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!

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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 8/25

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 8/24/15?

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 17th, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of August 17th, 2015

#1 The Hooligans (@BeardedBullys Devin & Mason Cutter)-In one of the closest official votes we’ve ever had, those bearded bullies just BARELY managed to edge out The House of Truth for their second straight #1. The FIP World Tag Team Champions have won 5 matches over the past 2 weeks after they teamed with Manimal to defeat Alex Rudolph, Hell Spawn, & Jake Parnell by DQ, then teamed with Manimal, Mosh Pit Mike, and Ray Basura to defeat Alex Rudolph, Jake Parnell, Hell Spawn, Jackal, & Ozzie Gallagher and then beat The Firm (Slade Sludge & Dustin Levay) on 8/16 to retain the titles to go 3-0 on the week. Their consistency once again pays off as they acquire their 4th #1 ranking. The question now is…can they acquire their 4th current set of tag team titles as an AAW Tag Team Title shot is on the horizon.

 

 

 

#2 House of Truth (J Diesel & Donovan Dijak)-This tag team came as close to getting the #1 spot as anyone ever has without quite getting it. They literally JUST missed out on the top spot this week after they defeated The Bloodbound Warriors (The Red Scorpion and Greywolf) in the quarterfinals, QT Marshall and Luis “Punisher” Martinez in the semifinals and Sudden Impact (Lio Rush and Patrick Clark) in the finals to win the 2015 Keystone Cup at LCW on 8/15 to go 3-0 for the week. This is their first official ranking as a team as much of their time has been spent recently in ROH which isn’t eligible for our rankings. We hope to see more of them in 2015!

#3 Rhino & Tommy Dreamer-This tag team has been fighting each other in some places and teaming in others. Good friends…better enemies? Who knows? Regardless, they teamed in PWA Canada on 8/15 as they defeated The Modern Day Warriors (Jimmy King & Derek Platinum) in the semi-finals of the 2015 Carrot Cup and then beat Stampede Sity Samaris (Johnny Devine & Ruffy Silverstein) in the finals to win the tournament. A 2-0 week nets them the #3 spot this week which is their first ranking as a team. Can they continue their success together or will this team remain one that is anything but permanent?

 

 

#4 Los Ben Dejos/Team Lucha (@LosBenDejos Eddie Cruz & Jay Rios)-This electrifiying tag team actually received some support from some voters at the #1 spot this week, but didn’t quite cash it in as votes were all over the place in a very good week for tag team wrestling. That being said, they did get the #4 spot to get themselves back in the public eye after a bit of time under the radar. They are the NEW Ring Warriors Global Tag Team Champions after they defeated Jeff Boom & Mitch Mitchell at Ring Warriors on 8/15 and then defeated Scoot Andrews & Simon Sezz the same night to win the titles to go 2-0 for the week.

#5 Bad Boy (Manjimaru & Takeshi Minamino)-Minamino was snubbed from the IPR Top 10 this week, but managed to slip into the Tag Team Top 5 with Majimaru. This duo defeated Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi at Michinoku Pro on 8/11, then defeated New Phase (Ayumu Gunji & Daichi Sasaki) at Michinoku Pro on 8/12, and then teamed with Ken45 on 8/13 to defeat Kenbai, Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2 to go 3-0 for the week. This is their first ranking as a team proving once again how important the Land of the Rising Sun is to the Tag Team rankings.

People’s Champs. Cabbie Klowaski (@CabbieKlowaski) & Vulture-This tag team came out of nowhere to win the online voting competition with a decent vote total at 78 votes from their fans and supporters. They are the People’s Champs for the very first time after beating Joseph Biggs & Kendall Zuminov at Rad: Pro on 8/15. Impressive first showing in the voting for this tag team.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

The BroDans

Muno Taiyo

The Premiere Athlete Brand

D&D Security

The Punkadelics-#2 in the online voting competition with 51 votes

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The Heavy Hitters

Grits and Gravy-#3 in the online voting competition with 28 votes

Chicago Overcoats-#4 in the online voting competition with 21 votes

Sons of Steel

Hubba Bubba Lucha

Bobby Roberts & Lewis Girvan

Insane Evil

Project Ego

Alpha Omega

Cho Kibou-Gun

Yankee Two Kenju

Goon Squad

Irn Jew

The Logan Brothers

Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka

CIMA, Don Fujii, & Gamma

Las Traumas

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 17th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of August 17th, 2015

#1 Timothy Thatcher-It’s a second #1 ranking for the EVOLVE Champion as he continued his red hot streak over the weekend. First, on 8/15 he defeated Zack Sabre Jr. to retain the title and then he followed that up with another victory vs. Biff Busick in a brutal war on 8/16 to go 2-0 on the week. The importance of these victories combined with the prestige of the title he holds pushed him ahead of the pack this week in the eyes of the official voters. Thatcher has been having a stellar 2015 and with the momentum he’s got going for himself, he’s going to be tough to derail. Time will tell if he can fend off the challenges of the likes of Chris Hero and more as the months roll on.

 

#2 Chris Hero (@TheChrisHero)-The man who laid out anyone who got in his way at EVOLVE over the weekend claims the #2 spot this week after having a flawless weekend there. The former EVOLVE Champion defeated Speedball Mike Bailey at EVOLVE on 8/15 and then beat Zack Sabre Jr. on 8/16 to go 2-0 for the week. The strength of his victories, combined with his overall prestige no doubt led to his #2 ranking this week despite multiple people below him with more wins on the week. Could Hero become the first 2 time EVOLVE Champion?

#3 Robbie E (@RobbieEImpact)-On the surface this ranking appears to be out of left field, but look a bit closer. Robbie E racked up more victories than anyone this past week as he went 5-0 overseas. There were debates among the voters about the strength of his wins, but the 5 wins can’t be ignored. He is 1/2 of the NEW PWP Tag Team Champions after he teamed with Stevie Starr at Welsh Wrestling on 8/11 to defeat The Patriot, Jishin Katayama & Tommy Dean in a handicap match, then defeated Wild Boar at Welsh Wrestling on 8/13, then teamed with Danny Walsh at PWP on 8/14 to defeat The C2 Initiative (John Harding & Mark Walsh) to win the titles, then teamed with Danny Walsh at PWP on 8/15 to defeat Team H8 (Gideon & Jeckel) and then teamed with Danny Walsh at PWP on 8/16 to defeat JD Knight & UK Dominator, The Lionhearts (Eddie Ryan & Jason Larusso) and The Midnight Cowboys (Brad Hung & Mat Burn) in an elimination match to retain the titles. What an insane week for Robbie E.

#4 Chrissy Rivera (@ItsCeeRiv)-Chrissy Rivera gets her first official ranking as she won the DCW Women’s Title over the weekend with 3 big victories in the 3rd Annual Divas of Dynamite Tournament. On 8/15 she defeated Nyla Rose, then beat Amber Rodriguez, and then beat Aria Cadenza in the Finals to win the title and the tournament. It was a simply phenomenal weekend for one of the unsung females on the independent scene right now. If she can rack up some title defenses and solid weeks throughout the rest of 2015, she could be a force to be reckoned with.

#5 Caleb Konley (@calebkonley)-The FIP World Champion (and WCWC Legacy Champion) returns to the Top 10 this week after a very good weekend at EVOLVE. First, he teamed with Anthony Nese on 8/15 to defeat Rey Horus & Trent Barreta and then followed that up with a singles victory vs. Trent Baretta at EVOLVE on 8/16. While Caleb has not been experiencing the huge success in the Carolinas that he once was, he’s taken his talents to Florida and all points in between where he is absolutely tearing it up.

 

#6 Elia the Great (@Eliathegr8)-Elia the Great obtains his first ranking this week as he defeated Brian Fury in the Chaotic Wrestling King of Chaos Tournament on 8/14, the n beat Mark Shurman, and then won the tournament by scoring what many would call a huge upset when he defeated Hanson in the Finals. Unbelievable week for someone that has quietly toiling away on the indies the last several years without a lot of fanfare. That all changed over the weekend in New England. Can it continue?

#7 Anthony Nese (@tonynese)-Much like his partner Caleb Konley, he had a big weekend at EVOLVE as he teamed with Konley to defeat Rey Horus & Trent Barreta on 8/15 and then halted Ethan Page’s momentum when he defeated him on 8/16 to go 2-0 for the week. While Nese doesn’t appear to be quite as active as he has been in recent years, he’s still just as talented as anyone on the indies and as always, he can’t be taken lightly.

#8 Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak)-The former CZW World Champion got back into the Indy Power Rankings this week after a successful weekend at EVOLVE where he defeated Rich Swann on 8/15 and then teamed with Tracy Williams on 8/16 to beat Rey Horus & Speedball Mike Bailey to go 2-0 for the week. Gulak hasn’t achieved a lot of recent success, but this week was special for a lot of the EVOLVE talent and Gulak was no different. Can he knock Thatcher off his throne as the King of EVOLVE?

#9 Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira)-The Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate & Open the Owarai Gate Champion is never far from the Top 10 as he just continues to pop up time and time again throughout the year. On 8/10 he defeated Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin at Dragon Gate and then beat Punch Tominaga & Super Shisa in a 3-Way Dance to go 2-0 for the week. With victories in 8 of his last 11 matches, Tozawa may not be on his ridiculous winning streak that he once was right now, but he’s damn sure relevant.

 

#10 Warship (@_Warship)-Australia represents again this week as Warship won the EPW Fortune Cookie Tournament on 8/14. He defeated Elliot Forbes in the quarterfinals, then defeated Gavin McGavin in the semifinals, and then defeated Bodhi McKenzie in the final to win the tournament and go 3-0 for the week. While he didn’t get any fan support this week, there’s no doubt that his week was very deserving of a spot in the Top 10, despite heaving competition all over the world.

Honorable Mention. Takeshi Minamino-The only other person to rack up five wins JUST misses out on the Top 10 after he teamed with Manjimaru at Michinoku Pro on 8/10 to defeat Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2, then teamed with Manjimaru on 8/11 to defeat Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi; then teamed with Manjimaru on 8/12 to defeat New Phase (Ayumu Gunji & Daichi Sasaki) then teamed with Manjimaru and Ken45 on 8/13 to defeat Kenbai, Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2, and then defeated Daichi Sasaki on 8/14 to go 5-0 for the week.

People’s Champ. Mr. Society-The Rad:Pro EmbryoniX Champion defeated James Scott on 8/15 to retain the title and then secured a win in the online voting competition this week when he pulled in 191 votes from his fans and supporters to become the People’s Champ for the first time.

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

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James Anthony-#2 in the online voting competition with 164 votes

Isami Kodaka

Shingo Takagi

Santana Garrett

Beautiful Beaa

Barbi Hayden

Odinson-#3 in the online voting competition with 65 votes

Rickey Shane Page

Adam Chandler-#4 in the online voting competition with 40 votes

Jun Akiyama

Kameron Kade

Josh Powers-#5 in the online voting competition with 34 votes

Ivelisse

Amaiya Jade-#6 in the online voting competition with 32 votes

Kyle Maverick

Darius Carter

Tyranus-#7 in the online voting competition with 28 votes

Taka Michinoku

Ultimo Guerrero

Carbon-#8 in the online voting competition with 21 votes

Drew Galloway

Medallion

Rhett Giddins

Virus

John Skyler

Jason Kincaid

Tsukasa Fujimoto

Ryan Justice

Chip Day

Ames

The Lumberjake

Eddie Cruz

Cedric Alexander

Yohei Nakajima

Ramona Ramono

Crazy Mary Dobson

Idol Bane

Ethan Page

Matt Taylor

Zeuxis

Lionheart

Anthony Greene

Ace Riviera

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 8/17/15?

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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! 8/18

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, August 19th at 3 PM EST as we will be talking to The Indy Card Mafia! Tune in!

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