Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of May 5th, 2014
1. Juicy Product (JT Dunn & David Starr)-What an insane run it’s been for this tag team. Last week they won the CZW World Tag Team Titles and this week they won AND defended the FIP World Tag Team Titles! Add to that, they are now the first team, and in fact first PERIOD (singles or tag), to ever sweep the #1 ranking in the votes. All official voters had Juicy Product at #1 this week as did The Viking War Party and finally, the fan poll had them at #1 as well. They are your #1 AND The People’s Champs this week with 61 online votes. What more really needs to be said about this team? 3 wins in 2 weeks with 2 title victories. Absolutely amazing.
2. Men of the Year (Michael Elgin & Ethan Page)-Much like Juicy Product at #1, across the board almost, this team collected votes after once again retaining their AAW Tag Team Titles. This time they defeated Josh Alexander and Jake Crist in a Ladder Match on 5/2 to run their record as a team there to 6-0. Had it not been for Juicy Product’s amazing 2 week run, it’s likely they would have grabbed the #1 spot this week. You can’t take anything away from what they’ve accomplished this year as they have turned away every single challenger in their path.
3. Rage and The Machine (Michael McAllister & Mecha Mercenary)-Here is a team that maybe isn’t getting the type of hype they probably deserve. They are the CWF Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions and have successfully defended those titles on multiple occasions. On 5/3, they added to that impressive string of victories as they retained vs. The Killbillies and Chase Dakota & Ric Converse in a 3 Way Match. This isn’t their first time getting a mention in the Tag Team Top 5 and it likely won’t be their last.
4. The Brutes (Jimmy Parker & Mark James)-This is a team that seemingly came out of nowhere this week, but in reality, they’ve been picking up wins for quite a while. The BPW Tag Team Champions defeated Adam Page & Lee Valiant over the weekend to once again retain their titles. They have won 5 straight and they are 6-1 as a team, overall since forming. Good starting position for them. If they can keep this momentum going, there’s no doubt they have what it takes to climb the Top 5 ladder. #3 in the online poll.
5. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)-The Tag Team Top 5 was sorely missing one of the most popular and successful tag teams in the world and this week, they returned after a big victory vs. Forever Hooligans on 5/2 to retain the IWGP Junior Tag Team Titles. They are 8-3 in 2 man tag team matches in 2014 (4 Ways, 3 Ways, etc…included but not 6 Man and 8 Man Tags). They have another chance to impress this weekend and shoot for their first #1 of the year as they take on Forever Hooligans and The Time Splitters at ROH. Tied for #5 in the online poll.
Honorable Mention. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-NWA Southern Tag Team Champions went 1-2 over the weekend, but got the fan support to push them to an Honorable Mention as they were #2 in the online poll.
Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
The London Riots
Black Wall Street
Dylan Bostic & The Mexicutioner
The Hooligans-Tied for #5 in the online poll
Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy-#4 in the online poll
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