Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 7/24/17?

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1&#x200b
Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps his/her 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!

Winner of the online voting competition will have his/her social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!
Why The Online Voting Competition/People’s Champ(s) Award Matters http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-1cw
Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 7/24
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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 17th, 2017 


#1 People’s Champs. Geordie Bulldogs (Sean & Mark Denny)-Last week we noted that it’s rare for a team to win both the online voting competition and the official #1 for the week, but for the second straight week it has happened here in the Tag Team Top 5. The Geordie Bulldogs (like Henry and Drake last week) swept the ballots of the official voters AND collected 144 votes from the fans to win the People’s Champ award this week. There was no doubt that The Geordie Bulldogs deserved the #1 after the AML and RAGE Tag Team Champions won the Crockett Foundation Cup Tag Team Tournament. This stellar tag team defeated Outlaw Ink at Classic Pro Wrestling on 7/15 in the first round, then defeated The Heatseekers in the quarterfinals, then defeated The Old School Empire in the semifinals, and then defeated Tough Guy Inc (Brutal Bob Evans & Tough Tim Hughes) in the final to go 4-0 and win the tournament. You can give a like to their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/GeordieBulldogs and you can email them for booking info at mark9316@yahoo.com

 

 

#2 Hanako Nakmori & Maki Natsumi-While the Geordie Bulldogs swept the official voters’ ballots at #1, Nakmori & Natsumi swept them at #2. Their victory in the Pure-J Dream Tag Team Tournament would have equaled a #1 ranking in almost any other week, but for now they’ll have to settle for their #2 ranking this week. This tag team defeated Hikari Shimizu and Takako Sekiguchi at Pure-J in Japan on 7/14 in the first round, then defeated Command Bolshoi and Tae Honma in the semifinals, and then defeated WANTED ’14 (KAZUKI and Raideen Hagane) in the final the same day to win the tournament with a 3-0 record for the week. If they can build on this ranking, Nakmori & Natsumi could be looking at their first #1 ranking before the end of the year.

 

 

#3 Scarlet and Graves (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz)

 

 

#4 The Rejects (John Wayne Murdoch & Reed Bentley)

 

 

#5 DAMNATION (Mad Paulie & Tetsuya Endo)

 

 

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Rey Fenix & Rey Horus

Take Me Home Tonight-#2 in the online voting competition with 73 votes

BxB Hulk & La Flamita

Knee Up Boyz-#3 in the online voting competition with 26 votes

OI4K

Over Generation

Black Fury-#4 in the online voting competition with 19 votes

Crusade for Change

The Heavy Hitters

Ugly Ducklings

Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher

 

 

You can listen to the Indy Power Rankings Reveal here as we’ve got Randi West joining the show: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings


You can listen to the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Filling the Void here as we’ve got Samantha Heights joining the show:


Check out the 2017 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings    

Listen to the 2017 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings

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2017 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update


It’s the middle of the year so it’s that time again! Below is the 2017 IPR 100 which for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a collection of 100 independent wrestlers based on their previous rankings throughout the year to date. Their rankings in the IPR 100 are 100% based on where they have been ranked in the Indy Power Rankings this year so far. This is not our opinion of who the best wrestlers (or “workers”) in the world are based on who we think had the best matches, nor is it a list of names we sat down and collected at the end of the year. Rather, this is a mathematical compilation of how well these talents have done this year so far based on their rankings throughout the year and the 3 major criteria that we use to rank wrestlers on a weekly basis:

1. Win-loss record for the week & overall

2. Strength of opponents for the week

3. Overall public perception of the wrestler in question (i.e. Zack Sabre Jr. has a stronger following than a regional independent wrestler who most people have never heard of)

The Tag Team Top 5 is a separate list (Tag Team Top 50) so look for that to come out shortly. In 2017, we have ranked/mentioned 426 wrestlers in singles so far. Out of those 426 wrestlers, this list of 100 were the cream of the crop as far as how good their year was in terms of the 3 criteria we rank independent wrestlers based on. With that being said, here’s the 2017 Mid-Year IPR 100:

1. Matt Riddle

2. John Wayne Murdoch

3. Dave Crist

4. Travis Banks

5. Zack Sabre Jr.

6. Anthony Henry

7. Bubblegum

8. ACH

9. Corey Storm

10. David Starr

11. Gary Jay

12. LuFisto

13. Zodiak

14. Aaron Epic

15. Shane Mercer

16. Trent Seven

17. Chase Owens

18. Adam Cole

19. Pentagon Jr./Penta El Zero M

20. Tracy Williams

21. Drew Galloway

22. Joe Coffey

23. Io Shirai

24. Cody Rhodes

25. Ethan Page

26. Keith Lee

27. AR Fox

28. Brian Cage

29. Darius Carter

30. Lio Rush

31. Shingo Takagi

32. Danny Duggan

33. Jimmy Havoc

34. Sami Callihan

35. Sean Carr

36. Archadia

37. Jax Dane

38. Jeff Cannonball

39. Michael Elgin

40. Christopher Daniels

41. Marty Scurll

42. Apollo

43. John Morrison

44. Josh Crane

45. Kip Sabian

46. Logan Easton Laroux

47. Nick Gage

48. Raquel

49. Rickey Shane Page

50. Shayna Baszler

51. Space Monkey

52. Tyson Dux

53. Daniel Winchester

54. Jason Cade

55. Jason Kincaid

56. Joey Janela

57. Queen Maya

58. Tommy Lee Curtis

59. Toni Storm

60. Mark Haskins

61. Saraya Knight

62. Thunderkitty

63. Toby Farley

64. Tracer X

65. Daisuke Masaoka

66. Pete Dunne

67. Alessandro Corleone

68. Axel Dieter Jr.

69. Dicky Maier

70. Kongo Kong

71. Masaya Takahashi

72. Ray Fury

73. Reptil

74. Ricochet

75. Rina Yamashita

76. Risa Sera

77. Ruby Raze

78. Ryan Smile

79. Sam Houston

80. T-Hawk

81. Trey Miguel

82. Wolfgang

83. Aaron Williams

84. JXT

85. Matt Tremont

86. Arik Royal

87. Ayuma Honda

88. Draven Lee

89. Dre Jacobs

90. Jeff Cobb

91. Jeremiah

92. Kasey Owens

93. Kris Wolf

94. Martin Stone

95. Mexxberg aka Mexx

96. Rory Gulak

97. Tim Donst

98. Aidan Blackhart

99. Bad Bones John Klinger

100. Delilah Doom

As we did last year, we announced the 2017 IPR 100 LIVE on our weekly podcast along with the Tag Team Top 50. Rather than have us explain every ranking to you, it’s best to listen to the shows!

 

Check out the 2017 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here as John Wayne Murdoch, Arik Royal, Aidan Blackhart, Aaron Williams, Ruby Raze, Joey Janela, Darius Carter, Corey Storm, & more joined the show: http://www.spreaker.com/user/filling_the_void/ipr-singles-top-100-mid-year-reveal

Listen to the 2017 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here as The Geordie Bulldogs, ½ of the Indy Card Mafia in Thomas Brewington, and ½ of the Ugly Ducklings in Rob Killjoy joined the show: http://www.spreaker.com/user/filling_the_void/ipr-tag-team-top-50-mid-year-reveal

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 17th, 2017


#1 Priscilla Kelly (@priscillakelly_)-For the second straight week, there was absolutely no parity in the official voting as Priscilla Kelly swept the official voters’ ballots at #1. The NEW SHINE Nova Champion earned her #1 as she defeated Veda Scott at SHINE on 7/15 in the first round of the title tournament, then defeated Leah Vaughn on 7/16 in the quarterfinals, then defeated Kiera Hogan in the semifinals, and then defeated Candy Cartwright in the final the same day to win the tournament and become inaugural champion with a 4-0 record for the week. Priscilla Kelly has been quietly making waves lately due to her…let’s be honest…gorgeous appearance, but her wrestling speaks for itself. With a four HUGE victories over the weekend and a new title in her collection, she now springboards herself into the conversation for this year’s IPR 100 proving once again that male or female, all athletes have a chance in the Indy Power Rankings.

 

#2 Joey Matthews-What a weird, weird world independent wrestling can be. Most people wouldn’t have expected to see Joey Matthews in this position of the Indy Power Rankings, but MCW shocked everyone when Matthews won their Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XVII. He defeated Joe Keys in the First Round and then beat some FANTASTIC talent in Anthony Henry, Brandon Scott, Joey Janela, Lio Rush, and Shaheem Ali to win the tournament with a 2-0 record for the week. This tournament has always played a big part in our rankings and Joey’s #2 ranking is just further proof of that fact. It was a shocker, but it’s good to see the former Joey Mercury in the Indy Power Rankings Top 10.

 

#3 Jiro Kuroshio-So rankings 1-3 are all newcomers to the Indy Power Rankings. Kuroshio gets a #3 ranking after entering and winning the Wrestle-1 Grand Pix Tournament. He defeated Koji Doi at Wrestle-1 on 7/12 in the first round, then defeated Manabu Soya in the semifinals, then defeated Masayuki Kono in the final the same day to win the tournament. He then teamed with Daiki Inaba and Seiki Yoshioka on 7/16 to lose to Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama and Seigo Tachibana to go 3-1 for the week. That one loss was possibly the only thing that kept him from an even higher ranking. That said, Jiro Kuroshio still had a phenomenal week by winning the tournament.

 

 

 

#4 Penta El Zero M (@PENTAELZEROM)-It’s more success for Penta El Zero M as the AAW Heritage, Wrestling Superstar World Submission Lucha, and ½ of the PWG Tag Team Champions teamed with Daga at Lucha Libre Boom in Mexico on 7/12 to lose a three-way tag match to La Mascara & Maximo, then defeated Jeff Cobb, Marty Scurll and La Mascara in a four-way at The Crash on 7/14, then teamed with Shane Strickland on 7/15 to defeat Trevor Lee and Garza Jr., and then defeated La Mascara by DQ at Lucha Libre y Pasion in Mexico on 7/16 to go 3-1 for the week. On a side note, we just wanna say that it’s great to see him back in the ring doing his thing after the scary robbery incident in Mexico. Welcome back, Penta!

 
#5 Kevy Chevy (@KevyChevyWPG)-This talent out of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada had success at CWE as he defeated Wildman Firpo at Canadian Wrestling’s Elite on 7/14, then teamed with Mike Mission, Logan Reid, Brian Rich the same day to defeat DRAGNEEL, Agent Red, Jacob Creed, & Bobby Collins, and then defeated Mike Mission to go 3-0 for the week. This is the first ranking for Kevy Chevy as the uniquely-named Canadian wrestler swept the week in Canada. If he can build on this ranking, you may be seeing more of him in 2017.
 
#6 Brody King
 
#7 BxB Hulk
 
#8 Human Tornado
 
#9 Anthony Henry
 
#10 Yuko Miyamoto
 
People’s Champ. Amazing Maria (@Amazing_Maria)-It’s the first win in the online voting competition of 2017 for “Amazing” Maria James as the Revolution Championship Wrestling Revolution Strong Champion started the week slowly with a loss to Jordynne Grace at IWA Mid-South on 7/13, but bounced back as she defeated Dani Ferrera on 7/15 to retain the title to go 1-1 for the week. Her fans and supporters rallied behind her as she collected 44 votes to win the online voting competition. You can like Amazing Maria’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Amazing-Maria-196557753722312/ and you can follow her on Instagram @amazing_maria. Pick up her t-shirts here: http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestler-t-shirts/amazingmaria.html and you can catch her along with Samantha Heights on the Indy Power Rankings Tag Team Top 5 Reveal here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings

 
Others missing out/receiving votes:

Erica Jade

Joey Owens

Sammii Jayne

Tony Trivaldo

Rob Killjoy

Leon Elliott

Cash Flo

Jake Crist

Derek Neal

Chip Day

Mike Verna

Andy Wu

Mayu Iwatani

Brian Anthony

Tyler Bateman

Joe Hendry

 

 

 

You can listen to the Indy Power Rankings Reveal here as we’ve got Randi West joining the show: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings


You can listen to the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Filling the Void here as we’ve got Amazing Maria and Samantha Heights joining the show: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings


Check out the 2017 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings    

Listen to the 2017 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 7/17/17?

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! 7/18
Listen to the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal here: https://www.spreaker.com/tag/indypowerrankings

  

Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 7/17/17?


Who we are and how the final vote is tallied: http://wp.me/P4kQ6t-1&#x200b

Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps his/her 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!

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

Why The Online Voting Competition/People’s Champ(s) Award Matters http://wp.me/p4kQ6t-1cw

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 7/17

Check out this week’s Indy Power Rankings Reveal with special guest Randi West here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 10th, 2017


#1 People’s Champs. Anthony Henry & James Drake-It’s rare, but this week we have a CLEAN sweep of both the official voters and the fan vote for the NEW EVOLVE Tag Team Champions after defeating Catch Point (Chris Dickinson & Jaka) on 7/8 to win the titles. They weren’t done there as they defeated Catch Point (Dickinson & Jaka) and The Ugly Ducklings in a Triple Threat Tag Match on 7/9 to retain their newly won titles to go 2-0 for the week. Those wins combined with 98 votes from their fans and supporters made them one of the few teams to ever win the online voting competition AND the official #1 in the same week while at the same time being #1 in every single official voters’ ballots. This week was particularly exciting for Anthony Henry as he enjoyed his second straight #1 in singles along with a #1 ranking in the Tag Team Top 5. It’s one of the best weeks that any independent talent has had since the inception of our rankings in 2013. You can follow Anthony Henry @AntnyHenry on Twitter and Instagram and you can pick up his t-shirts here: http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestler-t-shirts/henrysmash.html

As for James Drake (the one from the U.S. that is) you can follow him on Twitter @RealJamesDrake and you can book him via email at bookjamesdrake@gmail.com

 

 

#2 War Machine (Warbeard Hanson & Ray Rowe)-The IWGP Tag Team Champions and NEW WCPW Tag Team Champions won the titles when they defeated The Swords of Essex (Scott Wainwright & Will Ospreay) at WCPW on 7/7. They followed that up with a victory over The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch) at PROGRESS on 7/9 to go 2-0 for the week. With the WCPW Tag Team Titles now in their possession we should expect to see War Machine working more independent promotions going forward in 2017 which should open them up for the possibility of cracking this year’s Tag Team Top 50. With so much work done over the last couple of years in ROH and New Japan, they now have a greater chance to get their names out there on the indies once again.

 

 

#3 Night Ryders (Dustin Rayz & Alex Colon)

 

 

#4 Mount Tessa (Tessa Blanchard & Vanessa Kraven)

 

 

#5 British Strong Style (Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, and Pete Dunne)

 

 

 

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito

Unbreakable F’N Machines

MaxiMuM

Fire and Nice

The Rejects

Punisher747 & Brutus

Los Ice Creams

 

 

You can listen to the Indy Power Rankings Reveal here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings

You can listen to the Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Filling the Void here as we’ve got Amber Nova joining the show:


Check out the 2017 IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings    

Listen to the 2017 Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here: http://www.spreaker.com/show/indy-power-rankings

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