Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 28th, 2014

Indy Power Rankings for the Week of April 28th, 2014

1. Melvin Maximus-He did it again! The “Marvelous” OVW TV Champion gets his 3rd #1 in the Indy Power Rankings this week after 3 wins this week, extending his win streak to 34 straight. He defeated Bodyguy & Eddie Diamond in a 3 Way to retain the title on 4/23, teamed with Royal Red and Elvis Pridemore to defeat Leon Shelly, Deonta Davis, & Raul Lamotta on 4/25, and beat Jay Best on 4/26. This #1 ranking puts him ahead of Rockstar Spud & Randy Royal for most #1 rankings by an OVW TV Champion.

2. Michael Elgin-The #1 in the 2014 IPR 100 shoots up the Top 10 this week with a little luck from people ahead of him losing and a couple of impressive wins. On 4/25 he defended his AIW Absolute Title successfully vs. Colin Delaney. On 4/27 he defeated Amazing Red at Squared Circle Live. “The Unbreakable” one has now won 4 straight and now that he’s got some momentum going, look the hell out!

3. Uhaa Nation-“The One Man Nation” continued his dominance of Dragon Gate in 2014 over the weekend. Granted, he has yet to be able to reach the #1 spot, but outside of Ricochet, very few have been more successful there. This week he defeated YAMATO, BxB Hulk, & Kzy in a 6 Man Tag on 4/26 and then Kotoka on 4/27. He has won 18 of his last 21 matches and has a 29-13 record in 2014. Now that he’s this high in the rankings, his best opportunities to get a #1 ranking are coming up.

4. Martin Kirby-He’s been seen before on the Tag Team Top 5 ballot, but this week he teamed with Kris Travis to defeat Mark Haskins & Petey Williams at SWE Risky Business 3 on 4/26, and then beat Dean Allmark to advance to the Speed King 2014 Tournament finals where he defeated AR Fox, Kay Lee Ray, Pete Dunne, Robbie X, and Will Ospreay to win the tournament. One magical night gets him a very high ranking and the opportunity to build on that success.

5. Ricochet-Relatively speaking and comparing what he’s done in previous weeks/months, this is a pretty low ranking for the DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate/Dragon Gate Open the Dream Gate Champion. That being said, it’s still a ranking and something he can build upon. Over the weekend he tagged with Masato Yoshino to defeat Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin and Jimmy Kanda on 4/26 but lost a 6 Man tag to T-Hawk, Eita, and Flamita on 4/27. He is 20-2 in Japan in 2014 and is 27-7 in his last 34 matches, overall.

6. Shane Strickland-The CZW Wired TV Champion has been getting snubbed off and on for months and FINALLY, he breaks through with a very good weekend. He went 2-0 defeating and ending the win streak of Matt Cross and then retaining the title vs. Joe Gacy on 4/27. With the wins he’s picking up as champion, expect to see him in the Top 10 more frequently in 2014.

7. Dysfunction-It was an impressive weekend for the former Weedman of JCW as he not only won the UPW Title on 4/26, he won the Lord of Hardcore Tournament. This is his first appearance in the Top 10 and if he can have another weekend like that, it definitely won’t be his last. #7 in the online poll

8. Jay Lethal-The ROH TV Champion makes another appearance in the Top 10 after a victory vs. Mike Reed on 4/26 at Inspire Pro Wrestling. That match alone was good, but it’s the fact that it’s his 5th straight win that got the attention of the official voters this week. Lethal is on a roll and the rankings are starting to bear that out!

9. Trevor Lee-The CWF Mid-Atlantic Ultra J Champion defeated Adam Page at OMEGA Wrestling on 4/26 to run his win streak to 3 straight. He is another very talented wrestler that has been snubbed more often than not, but those days appear to be at an end. If he can keep this win streak going, he’s going to be someone to look out for in the upcoming weeks and months.

10. Jock Samson-The fans came out in full force for the WAR Champion as they “Jocked the vote” and earned him 157 votes and the “People’s Champ” award for the week after narrowly losing a match to the Honky Tonk Man, but bouncing back with another title defense. He may prefer to be the “People’s Drunk” but either way, it was the people that snuck him into the #10 spot this week.

Honorable Mention. Athena-The AIW Women’s Champion just misses out on the Top 10 after defeating Nikki Storm on 4/25 to retain the title. She has a very good record of 8-3-1 in 2014

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
Flex Armstrong
Mikey McFinnigan-#3 in the online poll
Dave Mastiff
Ruff Crossing-#6 in the online poll
Mickie Knuckles
Jordynne Grace
Mario Bokara-#8 in the online poll
Mike Posey
Mace Malone-#9 in the online poll
Spider Boodrow
Chance Prophet
Tim Donst
Adam Thornstowe-#5 in the online poll
Hakim Zane-#2 in the online poll
Nadia Sapphire-#10 in the online poll
Chrissy Rivera
Matt Macintosh
Jeckles the Jester
Drew Gulak
JJ Steel
Drake Younger
Hudson Envy
Chuck Lennox
Kimber Lee
Tommaso Ciampa
Russ Jones-#4 in the online poll
Danger Dean

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4/27 Masked Mania Results

1 Latin Dragon and El Ultimo Panda defeated Frightmare and Hallowicked
2 Ophidian, Amasis and Green Ant defeated Papadon, Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy
3 Negro Navarro defeated Solar #1
4 Pierroth Jr. defeated Mini Mariachi
5 Mini Mariachi defeated Pierroth Jr.
6 PWR Women’s Title Match
Christina Von Eerie (c) defeated Sumie Sakai
7 Cassandro defeated Matt Cross
8 Damián 666, Bestia 666 and Sabu defeated Homicide, BLK JEEZ and Ruckus
9 Dr. Wagner Jr. defeated L.A. Par-K

4/26 PCW There Will Be Blood Results

Singles Match (Special Referee: JT LaMotta)
Jerome Daniels defeats Randy Wayne (4:09)

Eight Man Elimination Tag Team Match
JD Kros, Lou Sterrett, Pendragon & Shea Wright defeat Eric McDonald, Frankie Fisher, Magnum RL & Zero The Antihero (8:40)

Singles Match
Mace Malone defeats Keith Lee (9:30)

Four Way Tag Team Elimination Match
Chris Richter & Putzo defeat Carlos Esquivel & Orion Taylor and Jason Silver & Sky de Lacrimosa and The Brown Brothers (Jeff Brown & Jerry Brown) (8:16)

Singles Match
Steve DeMarco defeats BC (1:08)

Six Man Tag Team Match
Canyon, Jiggle-O James Johnson & Li Fang defeat Kevin Cross, Kristopher Haiden & Steven Kirby (7:35)

Singles Match
Brett Idol defeats Nobe Bryant (7:24)

Six Man Tag Team Match
Angel Blue, Claudia & Paige Turner defeat Delilah Doom, Livi La Vida Loca & Shojo Machiko (5:17)

Singles Match
Mike Foxx defeats Charlie Haas (19:18)

Four Way Match
Matt Palmer defeats Andy Dalton, Gregory James & Kenny Steele (6:56)

No Disqualification Match
Action Jackson defeats Chris Stevens (8:12)

4/26 GRPW Reach for the Gold 3 Results

GRPW Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match
The Westside Bad Boys (Boyce LeGrande & Marquis Jackson) defeat SuKa (Kadin Anthony & Sunami)

GRPW Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match
The Suburban Commandos (D-Unit & T-Rent) defeat The Soul Brothers (Joe DeSoul & Ricky Ruffin)

GRPW Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match
The Creep Show Carnival (Doc Atrocity & Sledge) vs. The Resident Cowboys (Dalton Frost & Matt Carlos) – No Contest

GRPW Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match
Idris Jackson & JR Kratos defeat The Shooters Club (Buddy Royal & Dominik Simon)

Fatal Four Way Match
Virgil Flynn defeats El Chupacabra and Jeff Cobb and Marquis Jackson

GRPW Heavyweight Title Match
Rik Luxury defeats Dylan Drake (c) – TITLE CHANGE !!!

GRPW Tag Team Title Tournament Final Ladder Match (vacant)
Idris Jackson & JR Kratos defeat The Suburban Commandos (D-Unit & T-Rent) and The Westside Bad Boys (Boyce LeGrande & Marquis Jackson) – TITLE CHANGE !!!

4/26 PWS Results


1) Mario Bokara defeated Homicide via submission

2) The Lone Rangers retained The PWS Tag Team Titles by defeating The Reynolds Brothers

3) Devon Moore pinned Eddie Kingston after a Shooting Star Press

4) Craig Steele, Delroy Alexander, Chris Dixon, and Tommy O’Malley defeated The Untouchables when Steele pinned Chris Payne. After the match a dispute broke out amongst The Untouchables resulting in a 3 on 1 beatdown on Chris Payne.

5) Matt Macintosh retained The PWS Suicidal Six Way Title in an INSANE high flying match against Damian Gibbs, The Lifeguard, The Drunken Swashbuckler, Starman, and Shynron The Spirit Dragon whom busted out a second rope 630 Splash.

6) Arkim destroyed Little Mac

7) The Heavenly Bodies & Fallah defeated Craven Varro and his partners CPA & The Revolting Blob. After the match Fallah once again brutally laid out Varro.

8) Dan Maff pinned Lance Hoyt after a Burning Hammer

9) Mario Bokara was crowned the new PWS Champion after he shockingly cashed in his On The Spot Title Shot Medallion twenty minutes into a brutal back & forth match between defending undefeated defending champion Bonesaw and three time champion Kevin Matthews. Matthews tapped out to Bokara’s Croat Arm Bar Lock Submission as a hobbled Bonesaw watched helplessly. Bonesaw has challenged Bokara for a one on one Title Match at Super Card on June 7th. These two men whom have never been pinned or submitted will sign the match contract in the ring on May 17th

4/25 USWA Results

– Maxwell Chicago defeated Verde

– in tag team action, Johnny Romano and “M80” Karson Kase defeated Sir Ian Shire and Lance Alonte after Kase scored the pin fall on Alonte

– Vordell Walker defeated “Flash & Cash” Hayden Price

– “The Tyrant” Dagon Briggs was victorious over “Death Proof” Aaron Epic

– Chance Champion defeated “M80” Karson Kase in an impromptu match after Kase prevented Champion from further injuring Blain Rage who was unable to compete due to injury

– USWA Jr. Heavyweight champion, Mike Cruz, retained his title via disqualification over Tim Zbyszko (with “The Voice” Justin Michaels)

– The Circle of Disrespect (Francisco Ciatso & Simon Sez) retained their USWA Tag Team championship by fighting off the challenge of Los Ben Dejos

– and in the main event for the USWA Heavyweight championship, Jon Davis (with “The Wrestling Doctor” Hal Lee) defeated Q.T. Marshall to retain his title

4/26 Inspire Pro Wrestling Results

1. Chico Adams beat Tony Ice with an STO

2. Rhett Giddins & Leo Brien & Lizzie Parris (sub. Axer Malave) beat Michael Patrick & Gabriel Black & Joey Mayberry after Giddins finished off Mayberry with an F-5

3. Tristan Keali’i beat Jason Cade with a second rope DDT

4. Chasyn Rance w/ Mister Saint Laurent beat Aaron Solo with the Chasyn Driver to retain the Florida Cruiserweight Championship

5. Lince Dorado beat Q.T. Marshall with the Shooting Star Press to retain the Florida Heritage Championship

6. Josh Hess beat Sweet Thang Willie with a Mafia Kick

7. Los Ben Dejos beat Tha Nuyoricanz after Cruz hit a second rope moonsault followed by a 450 from Rios on Carlos Rivera

8. Justine Silver beat Cherry Layne with a Japanese strangle hold into an inverted Lounge Blower

9. Jay Lethal beat Mike Reed with an Ace Crusher