Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 27th, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 27th, 2015

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#1 Killer Elite Squad (@KEliteSquad Davey Boy Smith, Jr. & Lance Archer/Hoyt)-This was almost a complete sweep this week as they dominated the official voting. The GHC and NWA World Tag Team Champions claimed their second #1 ranking this year after they teamed with Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku at NOAH on 7/22 to defeat Naomichi Marufuji, Takashi Sugiura, Mohammed Yone and Hitoshi Kumano, then teamed with Taichi & Taka Michinoku on 7/24 to defeat Mohammed Yone, Akitoshi Saito, Ken-o and Hajime Ohara, then defeated Mikey Nicholls and Quiet Storm on 7/25, and then teamed with Shelton Benjamin & Minoru Suzuki on 7/26 to defeat Akitoshi Saito, Mikey Nicholls, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Quiet Storm to go 4-0 for the week. This #1 ranking will likely play a huge part in the current standings of the Tag Team Top 50 for 2015.

  

#2. People’s Champs. Team IOU (@TeamIOU Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-“The Music City Mutt” Kerry Awful and “The Magic Man” Nick Iggy grabbed yet another People’s Champs award this week as they won the online voting competition with 113 votes. That being said, even without winning the online vote, they had the #2 spot locked up this week after the PGP Tag Team Champions defeated Jeremiah Plunkett & Brett Ison at SWF on 7/24 and then beat High Level Enterprise on 7/26 at High Risk Wrestling to go 2-0 on the week. “A boy and his dog” continued to climb the ranks of this year’s Tag Team Top 50 with this ranking.

#3 Sumerian Death Squad (Tommy End & Michael Dante)-The former #1’s return to the Tag Team Top 5 this week as the Progress Tag Team Champions defeated The Hunter Brothers (Jim & Lee Hunter) on 7/26 to retain the titles. This tag team has been absolutely tearing it up in Europe as of late and we can only hope with Tommy End making appearances in the United States that a teaming with Michael Dante somewhere in North America can’t be too far off. One of Europe’s top tag teams just continues to impress with yet another ranking this week.

 

#4 Death by Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn)-It’s another ranking for this tag team as they continue their roll at Beyond Wrestling with a victory vs. The Young Bucks in what has to be considered an upset on 7/26. If this team can start teaming other places outside of just Beyond Wrestling, they can really become a threat in the Tag Team Top 50. At the mid-year update they were hanging around the #50 spot, but with this ranking, they get a chance to build on their ranking for the year. After beating one of the best tag teams in the world, what’s next for Hero & Dunn as a unit?

#5 The Models (Danny Hope & Joey Hayes)-We get our second European tag team in the Tag Team Top 5 this week after the BPW Tag Team Champions and FSW Tag Team Champions defeated The British Lions at BPW on 7/25 to retain the titles and then beat Robert Sharpe & Stevie Mitchell at FSW on 7/26 in a non-title match to go 2-0 for the week. It was between them and Mad Blankey for the #5 spot and they just SLIGHTLY edged them out for their very first ranking. Congrats to them!

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Mad Blankey

Team Tremendous

Trevor Lee & Chet Sterling

CIMA, Don Fujii, & Gamma

Team Dream Futures

NPC-#2 in the online voting competition with 103 votes

No Direction-#3 in the online voting competition with 56 votes

El Excentrico & El Ligero

Perth K9s

Garden State Gods

Pop Nation

Zero Gravity

Kings of the North

Devastation Corporation

X Factor

Nasty Boys

BDK

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 27th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 27th, 2015

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#1 Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay)-In another surprising week, we have a NEW first-time #1 as the UK came strong this week in both the online voting competition and the official vote. The NEW Progress Champion (and RPW British Cruiserweight Champion) snags his first #1 ranking after he defeated Chris Ridgeway at SWA on 7/25 and then followed that up with a big upset victory vs. Jimmy Havok to win the Progress Title. A 2-0 weekend and 8 wins of his last 11 matches gets him the top spot this week despite some heavy competition all over the ballot. Congrats to one of the UK’s finest on his first #1!

 

#2 Mary Elizabeth Monroe (@WrestlerMEM)-What a fantastic week for one of the most consistent female talents on the indies today. With a 3-0 week, she earned her ranking this week. The MCW Fighting Spirit Champion and VOW Queen of the Ring defeated The Bodyguy at OVW on 7/24 and then followed that up with wins vs. Samantha Heights at JCW and Katarina Waters at Heroes and Legends to run her winning streak to 10 matches. She got multiple votes at #1 by the official voters and collected 54 votes in the online voting competition, but barely missed out on her first official #1 this year. Aside from Santana Garrett, no female in the U.S. has been as dominant or as consistent as her this year.

#3 Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks)-Despite not quite having the collection of titles he once held, Galloway took his ICW World Heavyweight Title back to the UK where he defeated Rhino on 7/25 to retain the title and then beat Big Damo on 7/26 to retain the title. With a solid 2-0 weekend and all of the prestige to his credit (and titles for that matter) Galloway grabs yet another ranking this year to continue the chase for #1 in the year-end IPR 100. With TNA dates, etc… upcoming, it may hinder him a bit on the indies, but there’s no doubt that he’s still just as good as he was in the early parts of the year.

#4 Trevor Lee (@TLee910)-The Omega Heavyweight Champion and ½ of the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions grabs one of his highest rankings to date as he defeated Tommaso Ciampa at PWG on 7/24, then then teamed with Chet Sterling at CWF Mid Atlantic to defeat Zane & Dave Dawson by DQ to retain the titles, and then teamed with Chet Sterling, Andrew Everett & Brad Attitude the same night to defeat Ethan Case, Elijah Evans IV, Roy Wilkins and Kamikazi Kid to go 3-0 for the week. If 2014 wasn’t his breakout year, then 2015 is absolutely the year where people all over the country take notice of this rising star.

#5 Russ Jones-“Big” Russ Jones FINALLY gets himself an official ranking. It’s long overdue as the big man has been dominating the competition in the Midwest for quite some time, but he added to those wins as he took his MCPW Undisputed Title and defeated Jeff King to retain the title on 7/24. He then won a Battle Royal at Heroes and Legends before scoring one of the biggest wins of his career vs. Kongo Kong to go 3-0 on the week. Look out for Russ Jones as he’s as good as any big man on the indies right now.

 

#6 Speedball Mike Bailey (@SpeedballBailey)-The former #1 and 2015 CZW Best of the Best returns to the Top 10 with 2 of the biggest wins of the entire weekend. The IWS World Heavyweight Champion went to PWG on 7/24 where he scored the upset over Chris Hero and then flew across the country to Rhode Island where he defeated Danny Cannon at Beyond Wrestling on 7/26. A 2-0 weekend gets Bailey his first ranking since winning Best of the Best. More to come?

#7 Chardonnay (@Chardonnay_pro)-It was a great weekend for Chardonnay as she scores her first Top 10 ranking after winning the Empress Pro Invitational for 2015 on 7/26. She beat Courtenay in the semi-finals at Empress Pro on 7/25, then beat Addy Starr & Kay Lee Ray in the Finals to win the Tournament. She then beat Violet Vendetta at FSW on 7/26 to go 3-0 for the week, once again proving that females deserve to be mentioned right along with the males on our lists.

#8 Jody Kristofferson (@JodyWarpig)-1/2 of the WCW Tag Team Champions gets his first ranking as he won the Warriors Way Tournament on 7/26 at PWB. He beat Jeff Cobb in the first round, then beat Brian Cage in the semi-finals, and finally beat Bobby Hart in the finals to win the Tournament. His 3-0 week could have gotten him a #1 ranking on other weeks, but this week was chalk full of various competitors who had huge, flawless weeks. That being said, Kristofferson could easily get ranked again if he can continue this momentum.

#9 Mio-Shirai (@mioshirai2014)-The Oz Academy Openweight Champion, UPW Fly to Everywhere Champion and 1/2 of Wave, Ice Ribbon and Oz Academy Tag Team Champions teamed with Misaki Ohata at Wave on 7/20 to draw with Ryo Mizunami and Hiroyo Matsumoto, then teamed with Tsukasa Fujimoto at Ice Ribbon on 7/22 to defeat Akane Fujita and Aoi Kizuki, then Mayumi Ozaki & Misaki Ohata at Ozabu Zen on 7/25 to defeat Hikaru Shida, Hiroyo Matsumoto and Ryo Mizunami; then teamed with Tsukushi at Ice Ribbon the same day to beat Akane Fujita and Aoi Kizuki; then teamed with Tank Nagai at YMZ on 7/26 to draw with Kaori Yoneyama & Kengo Mashimo, then defeated Kaori Yoneyama the same day in a sumo match, and then teamed with Io Shirai at Stardom the same day to beat Hiroyo Matsumoto and Mayu Iwatani to go 5 wins, 2 draws for the week. She is undefeated in her last 12 matches (10 wins, 2 draws).

 

#10 Masato Tanaka-After being ranked #2 last week, Tanaka strangely falls 8 spots after going 3-0 for the week, but that definitely speaks to the level of competition this past week. He teamed with Shingo Takagi at Dragon Gate on 7/20 to defeat BxB Hulk and Big R Shimizu, then teamed with Dynamite Kasai at Zero1 on 7/24 to defeat Aja Kong & Jason Lee, and then teamed with Atsushi Onita & Hideki Hosaka at Zero-1 on 7/25 to defeat Yoshihiro Takayama, NOSAWA Rongai, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface in a 4 on 3 handicap match to go 3-0 for the week. In 2015, Tanaka is STILL making waves and has won 11 straight matches.

Honorable Mention. Weedman (Dysfunction)-JCW Heavyweight Champion (and 1/2 of ACW Tag Team Champions); defeated Hy-Zaya at JCW in a Marijuana Mayhem Match on 7/24; then defeated 2 Tuff Tony and Matt Hardy to retain the title on 7/25 to go 2-0 for the week; has won 6 of his last 10 matches.

People’s Champ. Lightning Bolt Johnson-It was another strong week for Lightning Bolt Johnson as he racked up an INSANE 592 votes to defeat Alex Titan (among others) in the online voting competition. The NEW SPW Heavyweight Champion teamed with Hardcore Holly & Tank to defeat JD Smooth, KC Huber and Chris Phoenix at H&LW on 7/25; then defeated Dru Skillz and Scott Steiner on 7/26 to win the title and go 2-0 for the week.

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Santana Garrett

Chris Silvio

Chet Sterling

Daisuke Hamada

Ryan Smile

Alex Titan

Zack Sabre Jr.

Jon Hudson-#3 in the online voting competition with 112 votes

Randy Royal

Tank-#4 in the online voting competition with 81 votes

Aaron Stride

Joe Coffey

Dru Skillz

Shynron

Scotty Swift

Yuji Okabayashi

Mark Haskins

Misty

LuFisto

Snake Eyes

Tsukasa Fujimoto

Grado

Matt Tremont

Josh Shooter

Brian Cage

Silas Young

Hallowicked

Blake Edward Belakis

Serge White

Blaster McMassive

Amasis

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 27th, 2015?

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Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 7/21

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 7/27/15?

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Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 20th, 2015

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of July 20th, 2015

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#1 OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist)-For the second time this year, Ohio is for Killers reign as the top tag team in the Tag Team Top 5. The AAW Tag Team Champions bounced back this week with a BIG victory vs. The Hooligans to retain the titles in a battle of two of the very best tag teams in all the indies. While they no longer have the CZW World Tag Team Titles around their waists, this tag team is still one of the best and most relevant tag teams anywhere. Can they continue their push for the #1 spot in the year-end Tag Team Top 50?

  

#2 Ophidian & Silver Ant-The only other team that got support for the #1 spot comes to us from CHIKARA (and actually, Mexico) this week. Despite no support in the fan vote, they had a good week as they defeated Saru & Teelo and Emperador Azteca & Psycho Kid in a triple threat at Chilanga Mask in Mexico on 7/19 in the semis and then defeated Impulso & Juana la Loca to win the Torneo de Parejas and go 2-0 for the week. This tag team secured their first ranking with some unlikely success in Mexico over the weekend. It will be interesting to see if they can keep this momentum going.

#3 So Scandalous (Damian Dunne & Ryan Smile)-This tag team gets their first ranking despite no titles to their credit. What they did was defeated some of Europe’s finest tag teams as they defeated Stixx & Toni Storm, The Hunter Brothers, and The Sumerian Death Squad at SWE on 7/18. With a win like that, you have to assume titles may be in their future. If that’s the case, this won’t be the last you see of them in the Tag Team Top 5 in 2015. Congrats to them on their first ranking as a team.

 

#4 Team 3D (Bully Ray & DeVon)-One of the biggest victories of the weekend belonged to one of the most decorated tag teams in wrestling history as they defeated one of the most decorated tag teams in INDEPENDENT (and more) wrestling history. Team 3D scored a measure of revenge as they avenged their 2CW Tag Team Title loss by defeating The Young Bucks at House of Hardcore on 7/18. With 8 wins in their last 9 matches outside of TNA and New Japan, Team 3D is looking to dominate the indies just like they have everywhere else they’ve been.

#5 Damian el Terrible & Rey Bucanero-Mexico makes an impact in the Tag Team Top 5 as this tag team JUST missed out last week, but rejoins the fray this week after they teamed with Euforia on 7/13 at CMLL to defeat Marco Corleone, Maximo & Rush and then teamed with Vangelis on 7/18 to defeat Blue Panther, La Mascara & Maximo to go 2-0 for the week. The only thing that likely kept them from being higher this week was their lack of straight-up 2 on 2 tag team victories.

People’s Champs. The NPC (Xander Litt @XanderLitt and Nathaniel Carr @NathanielCarr83)-The online voting competition was pretty close this week but in the end it was the PWA CT Tag Team Champions who came out on top after defeating The Normals on 7/20 to retain the titles. Congratulations to them on their first People’s Champs award!

 

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:

Suzuki Gun

Viking War Party (Alex Rudolph & Jake Parnell)

CIMA & Matt Sydal

Carbon & Kross

The Lionhearts

Red Nation

Perth K9

London Riots

Team Tremendous

Shaun Koen & Johnny Palazzio

Ecktourage

Asylum

Lana & Violet

Monster Express (Tozawa & Ricochet)

Koen & Palazzio

No Direction

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Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 20th, 2015

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of July 20th, 2015

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#1 Tommaso Ciampa (@ProjectCiampa)-After toiling away and kicking ass on the indies for the last few years, Tommaso Ciampa collects his very first #1 ranking this week. While Ciampa didn’t win any titles or tournaments, he had two of the most impressive victories of the entire weekend as he defeated Chris Hero at AAW on 7/17 and then beat Eddie Kingston at House of Hardcore on 7/18 to go 2-0 on the weekend. It may have just been perfect timing, but this #1 ranking is long overdue for “The Sicilian Psychopath” who has been having a great couple of years.

 

#2 Masato Tanaka-Is this really 2015? With names like Ultimo Dragon and Masato Tanaka popping up all the time, it’s hard to tell what year it is. Tanaka went 3-0 last week, defeating Fujita Hayato at Zero1 on 7/16, then defeated Kintaro Kanemura at Naoshi Sano Produce on 7/17, and then defeated Kamikaze at Zero1 on 7/19. He was one of the few viable contenders for a #1 ranking this week, but he didn’t quite grab that elusive #1. That being said, with 9 straight wins to his credit, perhaps a #1 ranking isn’t that far off?

 

#3 Jack Thriller (@JackThriller9)-What a week for “The Serial Killer” as the FWF Cruiserweight Champion defeated Ryan Epic in the first round of the RCW James Wilson Memorial Tournament on 7/18 and then beat Ruff Crossing, Remi Wilkins, and Chase Matthews in the Finals to win the tournament the same day. He followed that up with a win vs. Roger Lanier at FWF on 7/18 to retain his title AND run his record to 3-0 on the week. It’s been a while since we saw Thriller in the Top 10, but that doesn’t take away from his success recently. He’s been as good as anyone in the Midwest as of late.

#4 Santana Garrett (@SantanaGarrett_)-It’s another week and another title win for the Mid-Year IPR 100 #1. We’ve said it before, but “Ultimo Dragon 2K15” has been beating everyone that is put in front of her, whether they’re male or female. Not only that, she’s collecting more and more titles where ever she goes. Don’t believe it? Well she defeated Su Yung on 7/17 to win the CWE Vixens Title and then beat her again to retain the NWA World Women’s Title on 7/19 to go 2-0 on the week. Likely the only thing that kept her from the top spot again this week was her lack of variety of opponents, BUT she can only beat who is put in front of her and THAT she has done 25 straight times.

#5 Abyss (@THEREALABYSS)-This marks the first time that Abyss has cracked the Indy Power Rankings Top 10. After mostly working TNA exclusively for a very long time, he’s been more active on the indies over the last year or so. He parlayed that into 3 big victories in the UK as he beat Medallion at Target Wrestling on 7/17, then beat Jimmy Havoc in a Monster’s Ball Match at SWE on 7/18, and then won another Monster’s Ball Match vs. Clint Margera at Kamikaze Pro on 7/19 to go 3-0 on the week. Abyss was another viable contender for the top spot this week showing how much parity there was all over the ballots.

 

#6 Brandon Espinosa (@The_B_Espinosa)-Very successful week for Espinosa as he defeated Mike Outlaw at WLW on 7/14, then beat John E. Rock and Dustin Bozworth in a Triple Threat at WLW on 7/15, and then beat Keon Option at SICW on 7/17. The only thing that may have kept him from a higher ranking was the unknown result of his match on 7/19 as that could have made a difference as to whether he was 4-0 or 3-1 this past week. Regardless of that result, a #6 ranking was well-deserved after racking up 3 straight wins to get himself ranked for the first time in quite a while.

#7 Lio Rush (@itsLiBro)-Lio Rush’s commitment to wrestling led him to a victory at MCW over the weekend, which was likely the biggest win of his career as he won the prestigious Shamrock Cup for 2015. With wins vs. Kai Katana and then a HUGE win vs. some of the top talents in the world in Shane Strickland, Matt Cross, Eddie Edwards, Brandon Scott, and Drolix in a 6 Way Elimination Match, he likely should have been ranked much higher. Democracy at its worst or best? Tough to say, but regardless, congrats to Lio Rush on his first ranking and the HUGE tournament win!

#8 Hy Zaya-The IWA Mid-South World Champion and CCW Heavyweight Champion collects yet another ranking this week as he went 2-0 with two impressive victories over the weekend. First, he defeated Shane Mercer to retain the IWA World Title on 7/17 and then followed that up with a tremendous victory vs. Lee Byford on 7/18 at CCW to retain the CCW Heavyweight Title. With IWA taking a break in August and CCW’s status up in the air, time will tell what lies ahead for “The Hood Ninja.”

#9 Ruffy Silverstein-A GREAT week for the PWA Pure Wrestling Champion lands him his first ranking this week as he defeated Ryan Swift on 7/17 to retain the title, then defeated Aiden Rayne the same day, then defeated Eddie Osbourne, HardKore Hick, “EZE” Eric Cairnie, Juan Ortiz, Reggie Marley, Big Al and Elian Habanero in an elimination match on 7/18 to retain the title and then defeated Reggie Marley and Sid Summers in a triple threat match on 7/19 to retain the title to go 4-0 for the week. This may be a name that a lot of people aren’t familiar with yet, but with 9 straight wins, perhaps that will change soon.

 

#10 Heidi Lovelace (@HeidiLovelace)-She has returned from injury and has returned to the Top 10! The RCW Heavyweight Champion teamed with Candice LeRae at AAW on 7/17 to defeat Allysin Kay & Taeler Hendrix and then beat Melanie Cruise at RCW on 7/18 to retain the title. A 2-0 week squeaks her into the Top 10 on a very competitive week. With her now seemingly healthy, expect her career to continue to spike upwards as 2015 rolls on.

Honorable Mention. Ronnie Jenkins-He JUST misses out on cracking the Top 10 as he defeated Freight Train in the first round; then “Nacho Butcher” and Cliff Compton in a three-way in the semifinals; then defeated Joey Ryan in the final to win the IWA Deep South Softcore Cup on 7/18 and go 3-0 for the week.

People’s Champ. Tommy Nova (@RCTommyNova)-Big victory in the online voting competition for the UBW Heavyweight Champion. He defeated Sween on 7/18 to retain the title and then collected 118 of 483 votes to win this week’s People’s Champ award. Congratulations to him on his first mention in the IPR!

 

Others missing out/receiving votes:

Dave Carbon

Ben Haslop

Matt Cage

Josef Von Schmidt

Rockstar Spud

Colt Cabana

Sugar Shane

Mr. Anderson

Teddy King

Blake Belakis

Ultimo Guerrero

Buzz Bloodsaw

Doug Williams

Gran Guerrero

Joseph Schwartz

Nightmare

Nixon Newell

Kuhmana

Scott Marciano

Kameron Kade

Drew Galloway

Beautiful Beaa

Luke Nukem

Ultimo Dragon

Big Damo O’Connor

Rey Bucanero

James Raideen

Katsuhiko Nakajima

Kawakami

Eli Everfly

Billy Ken Kid

Tim Storm

Adonis

Andy Brown

Bad Boy

Quiksilver

Daniel White

Sean Spade

Karsten Beck

TJ Marconi

BUY OUR SHIRTS! Shirts being added all the time at: http://prowrestlingtees.com/indypower

Our Website (where YOU can participate in the weekly online poll voting): https://indypowerrankingsipr.wordpress.com/ Our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/IndyPowerRankings

Also search “Indy Power Rankings” for our open Facebook group where anyone on the indies can promote their various merchandise, fan pages, and upcoming events

Our Twitter: @IndyPowerRankin

Our Instagram where we SPOIL the Indy Power Rankings/Tag Team Top 5 #1 every Monday and Tuesday Night before you’ll see it anywhere else: @IndyPowerRankings

You can listen to the IPR Live along with the Carolina Corner: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

Check out the Indy Power Rankings Reveal on Filling the Void Radio Network here (this week is a special CCW Meltdown Hype Central with Ian Rotten, John Wayne Murdoch, Corporal Robinson, Randi West, & more!): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/07/21/indy-power-rankings-reveal-iwa-mid-south-charlestown-freakshow-hype-central

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The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal on Elite Podcast Network features special guest Gavin Alexander this week: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

Check out our chronicle of the IWA Mid-South blood feud from 2001 with Corporal Robinson & “Mean” Mitch Page to hear the competitors sit down and talk about the historic battles: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/06/05/mitch-page-v-corporal-robinson-the-feud–revisited-hosted-by-phenomenaltld

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Listen to the IPR 100 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fillingthevoidrn/2015/06/30/indy-power-rankings-2015-ipr-100-mid-year-update

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Listen to the Tag Team Top 50 Mid-Year Update here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/2015/07/01/indy-power-rankings-tag-team-top-5-reveal-tagteamtop50-mid-year-update

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Who should be #1 in the Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of 7/20/15?

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! 7/21

The Tag Team Top 5 will be revealed on “The Tag Team Top 5 Reveal” on Wednesday, July 22nd at 3 PM EST as we will be talking to Gavin Alexander! Tune in!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elitepodcastnetwork/

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